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Workshop Agenda
Performance Based Solar Incentives

California Public Utilities Commission
505 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco

March 16, 2006
10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Welcome and Introduction

10:00 - 10:15 am

  • Introduction of Commission staff.
  • Review agenda/objectives of the meeting: Discuss parties' proposals to develop and implement Performance Based Incentives (PBI) for the California Solar Initiative.

Background Presentation

10:15 to 10:45 am

  • Overview of PBI Design Issues: Tom Hoff, Clean Power Research

Panel Discussion

10:45 am to Noon

Each party that submitted a proposal in advance of the workshop is invited to select one speaker to participate in panel discussions on the topics listed below. The proposals may be accessed online. Parties are encouraged to meet and confer in advance of the workshop to determine if one panelist could be selected to represent similar proposals. Panelists will respond to questions regarding their respective proposals from CPUC staff, other panelists, and workshop participants. Panelists will not be asked to prepare or conduct presentations.

The discussion will focus on the following topics:

1. PBI applicability

  • Residential
  • Non-residential
  • Project size categories

2. Payments

  • Payment level and structure
  • Hybrid capacity/PBI options
  • Length of payment period, discount rate




Noon to 1:00 pm

Panel Discussion (continued)

1:00 to 3:00 pm

3. PBI implementation

  • Metering
  • Payment process
  • Site Requirements

4. Low cost loans and/or financing sources

  • Set-aside from CSI budget
  • Affordable housing

Afternoon Break

3:00 to 3:15 pm



5. 2006-2007 federal tax credit

3:15 to 3:45 pm



Other Issues and Next Steps

         3:45 to 5:00 pm

Staff contact: Kurt Johnson,, 415-355-5595

General information regarding the CPUC California Solar Initiative Rulemaking


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