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California Renewables Portfolio Standard (RPS)

Established in 2002 under Senate Bill 1078, accelerated in 2006 under Senate Bill 107 and expanded in 2011 under Senate Bill 2, California's Renewables Portfolio Standard (RPS) is one of the most ambitious renewable energy standards in the country. The RPS program requires investor-owned utilities, electric service providers, and community choice aggregators to increase procurement from eligible renewable energy resources to 33% of total procurement by 2020. See the Program Overview page for more information.

Recent Updates, Documents


RPS Progress Reports

The CPUC is required to report quarterly to the state legislature on IOU progress toward their RPS goals and substantitive actions taken to achieve those goals.

Q3 2014

Download past reports

RPS Calculator


On Feburary 10-11 Energy Division will host a public workshop on the RPS Calculator 6.0.


Please click here for more information


Resources for RPS Calculator Workshop

Background: On October 10, 2014, the Commission’s Energy Division issued a proposal to revise components of the Renewables Portfolio Standards Calculator for the purposes of developing policy based portfolios to potentially inform the Commission’s Long-Term Procurement Plan proceeding, Rulemaking R.13-12-010, and the California Independent System Operator’s Transmission Planning Process.


Current Renewable Procurement Status


California's three large IOUs collectively served 22.7% of their 2013 retail electricity sales with renewable power.

  • Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) - 23.8%
  • San Diego Gas and Electric (SDG&E) - 23.6%
  • Southern California Edison (SCE) – 21.6%

Status of RPS Projects

The RPS Project Status Table 2014 (updated 1/29/2015) shows the status of RPS projects that are online, under development, and pending CPUC approval. Withdrawn and cancelled projects are also included. Project names link to Commission resolutions approving or rejecting the project. The project list is updated monthly.

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