Q. Are cogeneration facilities exempt from General Order (GO) 167 and associated filing requirements?
A. Cogeneration facilities, as well as small power production facilities, may be exempt from GO 167 and associated filing requirements if they are qualifying facilities (QF) as defined in General Order 167, Section 2.8.2.
Q. Do facilities that have a Renewables Portfolio Standard (RPS) contract with the utility company fall under the jurisdiction of GO 167?
A. Yes, unless the facility is exempted under GO 167, Section 2.8.
Q. What is the filing deadline for a new or recently acquired plant?
A. For the Maintenance Initial Certification and Plan Summary, new plants must file the documents within 90 days of being placed in active service. Acquired plants must file within 90 days of effective date of the transfer of title or within 90 days of the transfer of possession, whichever date is later. (GO 167, Sections 220.127.116.11, 7.3.2, 15.1.1)
For Operation Initial Certification and Plan Summary, new plants must file the documents within 90 days of being placed in active service. Acquired plants must file within 90 days of effective date of the transfer of title or within 90 days of the transfer of possession, whichever date is later. (GO 167, Sections 18.104.22.168, 8.3.2, 15.1.1)
For Logbook Verified Statement, new plants must file the initial Logbook Verified Statement within 30 days of being placed in active service. Acquired plants must file within 30 days of effective date of the transfer of title or within 30 days of the transfer of possession, whichever date is later. (GO 167, Sections 5.5, 6.5, 15.1.1)
Q. I filed an initial certification a few months before a recertification due date, do I need to file another certification?
A. If you filed an initial certification with CPSD and it was less than six months from a recertification due date, you are not required to submit another certification. However, you must comply with recertification due dates thereafter and file subsequent certification with CPSD.
Q. Is there a list of prefixes for filings required under the Maintenance, Operation, and Logbook Standards?
A. Yes, please always use the following naming convention for filing submittals: [prefix]_[date of submission in yy/mm/dd format]_[asset owner]_[plant]_[unit]
Required Filing Type
| Prefix |
|Maintenance - Plan Summary
|Maintenance - Initial Certification
|Maintenance - Recertification
|Operation - Plan Summary
|Operation - Initial Certification
|Operation - Recertification
|Logbook - Thermal Verified Statement
|Logbook - Hydroelectric Verified Statement
|| HLVS |
Q. What should the Generating Asset Owner (GAO) do if the name of the plant and owner on the Standard Asset Owner and Plant Names are incorrect or missing?
A. The GAO should contact EGPB at GO167@cpuc.ca.gov. Provide the plant and owner name you wish to use and we will add to the list.
Q. What if GO 167 Standards and related forms cannot be downloaded from the CPUC website?
A. First, we recommend checking with your network administrator. Certain network security features can hinder the downloading of forms and documents from CPUC website. If the problem cannot be resolved, please contact EGPB at GO167@cpuc.ca.gov and specify which document(s) could not be downloaded. We'll send the document(s) by email to you.
Q. What if an error message appears after submitting electronic filing to EGPB?
A. In many cases, we received documents despite such error messages. To be sure, the GAO should notify CPUC via email that an error message has appeared, and request for verification that the CPUC has received the filing. The email should be sent to GO167@cpuc.ca.gov