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Major Issues in 2008 LTPP Rulemaking

Phase 1:  Issues impacting 2010 LTPPs

  • Standardized resource planning practices, assumptions and analytic techniques applied in long-term procurement plans, based on an integrated resource planning framework (“Planning Standards”), including a methodology to analyze the cost and feasibility of a 33% renewables target (“33% RPS Staff Analysis”)
  • Interim standards and practices to evaluate the uncertain cost of future GHG regulations during AB 32 implementation and in anticipation of possible federal legislation(“GHG Uncertainty”); including preparation of an IOU report which provides specific information on each of the relevant programs either under the Commission’s purview or funded by utility ratepayers that contribute to a reduction in GHG (“GHG Program Inventory”)
  • A methodology to quantify EE in the CEC load forecast;
  • Methodologies to estimate firm capacity from demand-side resources for long-term planning and procurement purposes;
  • Other identified LTPP program implementation issues, including the impact of the implementation of the market redesign and technology update (MRTU) on procurement.

Phase 2:  Issues not impacting 2010 LTPPs

  • Consider whether and to what extent refinements to policies distinguishing system versus bundled resource needs, including a methodology that allocates the cost of new generation to system and bundled customers;
  • Evaluation of whether and how refinements can be made to the bid evaluation process to ensure fair competition between power purchase agreements and utility-owned generation bids, and alternatives to the competitive market approach where competition cannot be used to reach equitable and efficient outcomes; and
  • Customer risk preference study.

Last Modified: 3/4/2009

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