Establishing a Successor Tariff or Contract Pursuant to Public Utilities Code 2827.1
On October 7, 2013, Governor Brown signed Assembly Bill (AB) 327 (Perea) directing the Commission to develop a standard tariff or contract for eligible customer-generators with a renewable electrical generation facility no later than December 31, 2015. In developing the standard contract or tariff, Public Utilities (PU) Code 2827.1 requires the Commission to do the following:
- Ensure that customer-sited renewable distributed generation continues to grow sustainably;
- Include specific alternatives designed for the growth of distributed generation among residential customers in disadvantaged communities;
- Ensure that the successor tariff is based on the costs and benefits of the renewable electrical generation facility;
- Ensure that the total benefits of the tariff to all customers and the electrical system are approximately equal to the total costs;
- Allow distributed generation projects sized to customer load that are greater than 1 MW in size to interconnect under reasonable charges if they do not have significant impact on the distribution grid; and,
- Establish terms of service and billing rules for eligible customer generators, consistent with all other relevant statutory requirements.
For each large investor-owned utility, the successor tariff is to take effect either on July 1, 2017, or upon reaching the 5% program limit for NEM capacity set forth in the Public Utilities Code Section 2827, whichever is earlier.
Full text of AB 327 (Perea) is available here: http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=201320140AB327
For general questions about NEM or the successor tariff/contract, please contact Ehren Seybert at firstname.lastname@example.org or (415) 703-5991.
In July 2014, the Commission adopted Rulemaking (R.) 14-07-002 to develop a successor to existing NEM tariffs, pursuant to Public Utilities (PU) Code Section 2827.1.
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Public Tool Documents
Energy Division has contracted with Energy and Environmental Economics, Inc. (E3) to develop a ‘Public Tool’ that will test various options for a successor to the existing net energy metering (NEM) tariffs, following PU Code 2827.1.
The preliminary Public Tool schedule is available here. Further information related to the development of the Public Tool is provided below.
Draft Version of the Public Tool
The draft version of the Public Tool is available here.
To run the model, the user should download and unzip all three excel files to the same folder and ensure that macros are enabled. Only the “Public Tool” should be open when executing the model. The cover sheet within the “Public Tool” guides the user through the relevant interfaces necessary to operate the model.
WORKSHOPS/WEBINARS REGARDING TO THE PUBLIC TOOL
MARCH 30, 2015 (WORKSHOP/WEBINAR): USING THE DRAFT VERSION OF THE PUBLIC TOOL
The purpose of this workshop is for Energy Division staff and the E3 team to demonstrate how to use the draft version of the Public Tool. Additional workshop information, including information on remote participation, is provided below.
WebEx (Slide View/Submit Questions)
Got To: https://van.webex.com/van/j.php?MTID=m812e4d3d1c98b0a442b7e9859e2099bf
Meeting Number: 744 296 449
Meeting Password: !Energy1
Phone Attendees (Listen Only)
Conference Line: (866) 628-9975
Participant Code: 1570876#
DECEMBER 16, 2014 (WORKSHOP/WEBINAR): OVERVIEW OF PUBLIC TOOL TO EVALUTATE CUSTOMER-GENERATION CONTRACT OR TARIFF OPTIONS
The purpose of this workshop is for Energy Division staff and the E3 team to present an updated and detailed walk-through of the final proposed approach of the Public Tool that incorporates party comments and reply comments. The presentation will include an overview of the modeling methodology, functionality, and user-interface of the Public Tool. No modeling results will be presented at this workshop. Time is allocated for party questions and discussion of the proposed approach. Additional workshop information is provided below.
DECEMBER 2, 2014 (WEBINAR), 1:00 -2:30 PM (PST): SUCCESSOR TARIFF/CONTRACT PUBLIC TOOL
The purpose of this webinar is to describe the proposed methodology for modeling the adoption of distributed energy resources (DERs) in the Public Tool, and to provide an overview of the Effective Load Carrying Capability (ELCC) analysis used to measure the capacity value of intermittent renewable resources for the purposes of resource adequacy. Energy Division staff will participate but will not present during the webinar. The presentation slides and information on attending the webinar is provided below.
Webinar Presentation Slides
AUGUST 11, 2014 (WORKSHOP/WEBINAR): SUCCESSOR TARIFF/CONTRACT PUBLIC TOOL
The purpose of this workshop is to present the proposed design and input options for Public Tool. Additional workshop information is provided below.
Workshop Presentation Slides
APRIL 23, 2014 (WORKSHOP/WEBINAR): DISCUSSION OF NEM SUCCESSOR TARIFF OR CONTRACT OPTIONS
On April 23, 2014, Energy Division staff held a public workshop to engage stakeholders in an informal discussion of the development of the NEM successor tariff or contract. The purpose of the workshop was to outline the expectations and schedule for designing a successor tariff, and to engage stakeholders in an informal discussion of possible Guiding Principles and Program Elements to consider in the design of a new tariff/contract.
Workshop Presentation Slides
As a follow-up to the April 23rd workshop, Energy Division staff gave interested parties the opportunity to file informal comments in response to the revised Guiding Principles and Program Elements. Please refer to the document below for specific questions and more information provided to parties.
Energy Division’s Request for Informal Comments
Fifteen parties provided informal comments by the response deadline.