3. Procedural Issues
On July 26, 2010, the assigned Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) issued a ruling with a proposal by the Commission's Energy Division staff (Staff Proposal) containing suggested program modifications to the CSI program. The lengthy Staff Proposal made program modification recommendations on over 40 topics. The ALJ requested parties prioritize the suggested program modifications prior to a prehearing conference of August 12, 2010. A Scoping Memo for this rulemaking was issued on November 9, 2010, setting forth those recommendations from the Staff Proposal which were deemed a high priority and would be taken up in Phase I of the rulemaking.
Comments on the 23 items deemed Phase I issues were filed on December 6, 2010, by the California Center for Sustainable Energy (CCSE), the California Solar Energy Industries Association (CALSEIA), EcoPlexus Inc., Everyday Energy Inc. (Everyday Energy), Grid Alternatives, Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC), Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E), Recolte Energy (Recolte), San Diego Gas and Electric Company (SDG&E), jointly by the Solar Alliance and the Vote Solar Initiative (collectively, the Joint Solar Parties), SolarCity Corporation (SolarCity), and Southern California Edison Company (SCE).
Reply comments were filed on December 20, 2010, by the City and County of San Francisco (CCSF), CALSEIA, CCSE, Everyday Energy, Grid Alternatives, IREC, the Joint Solar Parties, PG&E, Recolte, SolarCity, SCE, and SDG&E.
In addition, letters were received from the CEC, EAH,1 Eden Housing, Helio Micro Utility Inc., and the San Diego Interfaith Housing Foundation and placed in the correspondence file of this proceeding.
This decision addresses Phase I issues in the sections below. Each section heading provides a reference to the original Staff Proposal section number pertaining to the topic, for ease of reference.
1 EAH is a non-profit housing corporation.