Workshop Notice - R.06-04-009: Order Instituting Rulemaking to Implement the Commission's Procurement Incentive Framework and to Examine the Integration of Greenhouse Gas Emissions Standards into Procurement Policies
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May 6, 2008
10 am - 5 pm
California Public Utilities Commission
505 Van Ness Avenue (Auditorium)
(Corner of Van Ness Avenue and McAllister Street)
E3 Stage 2 Modeling Results & GHG Calculator Walk-Through. The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) and the California Energy Commission (Energy Commission or CEC) will conduct this joint workshop in order to review and discuss E3 Stage 2 modeling results and conduct a GHG Calculator Walk-Through. This workshop is part of the ongoing joint proceeding to provide recommendations to the Air Resources Board regarding implementation of Assembly Bill 32 (Nuñez), Chapter 488, Statutes of 2006.
The CPUC has engaged Energy and Environmental Economics, Inc. (E3) to utilize production simulation and other modeling tools to assess the costs of alternative policy scenarios aimed at achieving greenhouse gas (GHG) reductions within the electricity sector. E3 is conducting its work in two stages. Stage 1 focused on model architecture and broad analysis of the overall level of GHG reduction achievable by the sector within the 2020 timeframe and related costs to ratepayers. In January, 2008 parties filed opening and reply comments on the preliminary Stage 1 results. In response to those comments and to reflect the policy decisions jointly adopted by the CPUC and CEC in D.08-03-018, E3 has made further modifications to its model in Stage 2 and also has expanded its functionality to model the impacts on rates, power prices and total program costs of several different emission allowance allocation methods identified in the CEC/CPUC staff paper.
At this workshop during the morning session, E3 will present detailed results including rate and cost impacts, and emission levels of different scenarios. During the afternoon session, E3 will show the parties how to use the Stage 2 GHG calculator where remote users will be able to follow a live MS-Excel walk-through of the GHG Calculator via an internet-based Web-Ex meeting. The revised GHG model will be available for download from the E3 website by May 5th.
The workshop agenda and Web-Ex meeting information will be made available on the CPUC's Climate Change Event page.
This workshop will be available via video webcast.
Questions regarding the workshop should be directed to Wade McCartney of the CPUC Policy & Planning Division