ESM 297 Week 6

ESM 297 Week 6 - ESM 297 Renewable Energy Law and Policy...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–6. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Unformatted text preview: ESM 297 Renewable Energy Law and Policy Week 6: RPS Laws, Net Metering and Feed-in Tariffs Tam Hunt Energy Program Director/Attorney Community Environmental Council Californias RPS law: SB 1078 The establishment of a renewables portfolio standard shall not constitute implementation by the commission of the federal Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978 Set a requirement of 20% renewables for the investor- owned utilities by 2017 The CPUC advanced this to 2010 as a goal in 2005 SB 107, passed in 2007, made the 2010 deadline a requirement, with penalties to be assessed if the deadline is not met Californias RPS goals The Energy Action Plan calls for 33% renewables by 2020 This document is supported by the Energy Commission, the CPUC, the Independent System Operator (Cal-ISO) and the Governor A bill is pending (again) to make the 33% target a legal requirement CEC Mid-course Review of RPS Finds that renewables have in fact dropped 0.3% since 2002 when the program started: 10.7% in 2005 (and the same in 2006, according to the 2006 Net System Power Report, which came out in April) But new renewables did increase 0.6% in that timeframe b/c of load growth more generally 242 MW of new generation online in those five years But almost 4,000 MW of new renewables has been contracted for and approved by the PUC Some of this is re-negotiated contracts, not new ones CEC Mid-course Review of RPS Obstacles to RPS identified by CEC: Insufficient transmission upgrades and additions to access remote renewable resources. Uncertainty regarding the financeability of supplemental energy payments (SEPs). Complexity and lack of transparency in the bidding, ranking, and contracting processes used to select renewable projects and to develop the market price referent (MPR) and benchmark time of delivery (TOD) factors. Inadequate consideration of contract failure and project delays that jeopardize attainment of the 2010 RPS goals....
View Full Document

This note was uploaded on 08/06/2008 for the course ESM 297 taught by Professor Hunt during the Summer '07 term at UCSB.

Page1 / 23

ESM 297 Week 6 - ESM 297 Renewable Energy Law and Policy...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 6. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online