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 2012 LTP, R1203014, proceeding follows R1005006, the 2010 LTPP.
On March 22, 2012, the Commission issued the Order Instituting Rulemaking (OIR) which established a multi-track proceeding to address several different issues. Some tracks will run concurrently while others will be in sequence, 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 local reliability resources;
- Track II which will focus on the long-term overal need for system reliability resources, including variability/renewable integration; and
- Track III which will focus on "bundled" utility procurement.
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