The LTPP Rulemaking provides a biennial review of the IOUs’ procurement review process, established pursuant to AB57. The IOUs submit long-term procurement plans (LTPPs) that serve as the basis for utility procurement and comprehensively integrate all Commission decisions from all procurement related proceedings. The 2010 LTPP proceeding follows R0802007, the 2008 LTPP, which focused on addressing policy proposals to refine technical practices used to develop procurement plans, and consider other procedural matters. While the 2008 LTPP did not end with a final Commission ruling, the record from R.08-02-007 will be incorporated into the 2010 LTPP.
On May 6, 2010, the Commission issued the R1005006 Order Instituting Rulemaking (OIR) which established a multi-track proceeding to address several different issues. The three tracks will run concurrently, and any interim decisions or rulings from one track may influence future activities in the other tracks:
- Track I which will focus on the long-term overall need for new system and local reliability resources, including "system" resource plans which will allow the Commission to comprehensively consider the impacts of state energy policies on the need for new resources;
- Track II which considers AB 57 "bundled" procurement plans for the 3 IOUs (PG&E, SCE, and SDG&E); and
- Track III which will focus on rule and policy issues related to procurement.
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