Home | News Room | News Blog

CPUC News Blog

Webinar: Community Solar in Disadvantaged Communities

 Permanent link   All Posts

Webinar: Community Solar in Disadvantaged Communities 

Join us for our free webinar on two exciting new programs - the Disadvantaged Community Green Tariff program and the Community Solar Green Tariff program: 

When: Friday, July 13, 2018, 1 p.m.


On June 21, 2018, we unanimously approved a decision (D. 18-06-027 ) to establish three new programs to bring clean, affordable solar resources to residents in disadvantaged communities in the territories of regulated electric utilities.  The decision, stemming from Assembly Bill 327 (Perea), will provide opportunities for low income customers who either own or rent in these communities to receive electric service generated from solar facilities.  This will allow these Californians to participate in the green economy and help reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

The two exciting new programs that will be discussed in the public webinar are the Disadvantaged Community Green Tariff program and the Community Solar Green Tariff program.  

The Community Solar Green Tariff program allows residents in top 25 percent disadvantaged communities to have a sense of ownership of a local solar project to be located in or near their community.  Residents would receive a 20 percent discount off of their electric bill, and would work with a local non-profit or local government "sponsor" who would team up with a developer to locate a project site and help consumers sign up for the project.

The DAC Green Tariff program will also provide a 20 percent discount on electricity bills for low income customers who live in disadvantaged communities, and projects must be located in disadvantaged communities, but not necessarily in the same disadvantaged community.

Both programs require the utilities to sign Power Purchase Agreements for projects in disadvantaged communities.  The solicitation for both programs will occur jointly.  These options overcome barriers to solar for customers who rent their home, cannot afford solar, or whose home is unsuitable for solar.  Both programs will be funded by utility greenhouse gas allowance revenues or public purpose program funds.

We are hosting this webinar to share more details about this decision and program.  We hope you can join us!


Webinar Information: 

Community Solar in Disadvantaged Communities

Friday, July 13, 2018

1:00 pm   |  Pacific Daylight Time (San Francisco, GMT-07:00)  |  1 hr 30 mins


After your request has been approved, you'll receive instructions for joining the meeting. If you already registered for this meeting, you do not need to register again.

Need help? Go to http://collaborationhelp.cisco.com.


Decision (D. 18-06-027 ):  http://docs.cpuc.ca.gov/SearchRes.aspx?docformat=ALL&DocID=216789285 

If you have any questions, please contact David Gamson, Acting Chief of Staff for Commissioner Martha Guzman Aceves, at David.Gamson@cpuc.ca.gov.

Read our most recent blog postings in the sidebar at right.

Immigration Guide