RPS Compliance & Reporting

Updated October 30, 2017:  RPS Compliance Reporting Documents

2016 RPS Compliance Report:  IOU, ESP, and CCA

2016 RPS Compliance Report: BVES and CalPeco

2016 RPS Compliance Report: PacifiCorp

RPS Static Contract Information

RPS Hourly Meter and e-Tag Reconciliation Report

RPS e-Tag Summary Report

RPS Compliance and Reporting Background:

The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) implements and administers RPS compliance rules for California’s retail sellers of electricity, which include investor-owned utilities (IOUs), electric service providers (ESPs) and community choice aggregators (CCAs). The California Energy Commission (CEC) is responsible for the certification of electrical generation facilities as eligible renewable energy resources, and adopting regulations for the enforcement of RPS procurement requirements of Publicly Owned Utilities (POUs). Additional information pertaining to the CEC’s role in the California RPS program can be found here.

This webpage provides access to the CPUC’s RPS compliance reporting documents and describes the compliance process and rules.  Please see the Portfolio Content Category Classification Review Process Handbook for further guidance on what information is required to substantiate all PCC claims in the Compliance Report.

33% RPS Compliance Reporting

In Decision (D.) 12-06-038, the Commission implemented new compliance rules for the 33% RPS program and established a process for retail sellers to transition from the 20% RPS program to the 33% RPS program, as the 33% RPS law made several significant compliance-related changes.

To facilitate this transition, each retail seller submitted a “Provisional 20% RPS Closing Report” to report its percentage of RPS procurement made in 2010 and the net surplus or deficit procurement amount for all RPS compliance years prior to 2011.  Retail sellers will submit final 20% RPS Closing Reports after the California Energy Commission verifies RPS procurement claims for compliance years 2008-2010.

Retail sellers are required to submit Annual RPS Compliance Reports on August 1 each year to demonstrate progress towards the RPS procurement requirements.  After the California Energy Commission verifies RPS procurement claims for each compliance period, retail sellers will submit Verified Compliance Reports from which the CPUC will base its compliance determination on.

50% RPS Compliance Reporting

Senate Bill 350 (de Leon, 2015) increased the RPS to 50% by 2030.  In D.16-12-040, the Commission established Annual Percentage Targets to ensure all retail sellers make reasonable progress towards meeting the updated RPS.  These requirements will take effect in 2021 for Compliance Period 4.

Annual RPS Compliance Reports

Energy Division staff, in collaboration with RPS stakeholders, developed an Annual RPS Compliance Report spreadsheet for retail sellers to report RPS compliance positions incorporating RPS compliance rules implemented by D.12-06-038.  Pursuant to D.12-06-038, all retail sellers subject to the jurisdiction of the CPUC file a Annual RPS Compliance Reports on or before August 1 of each year.

Provisional 20% RPS Closing Reports


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