In 2016, the Commission endorsed the DER Action Plan to align the organization's vision and actions in shaping California's distributed energy resource future. The plan outlines a vision of DERs over the next several years, and serves as a roadmap in coordinating activities across multiple proceedings as California continues its commitment to greenhouse gas emission reduction and reform of utility distribution planning, investment, and operations. The plan serves as a guide for decision-makers, staff, and stakeholders as they facilitate proactive and forward-thinking DER policy.

Draft Distributed Energy Resources Action Plan 2.0

Draft Distributed Energy Resources Action Plan 2.0 (DER Action Plan 2.0), is intended to coordinate development and implementation of related DER policy.  This DER Action Plan 2.0 seeks to align the CPUC's vision and actions to maximize ratepayer and societal value of an anticipated high-DER future.  Energy Division (ED) staff will host a workshop on August 26, 2021 at 9 am, to present the draft DER Action Plan 2.0 for discussion and feed-back.

DER Action Plan 2.0 Workshop Notice

Energy Division (ED) staff invites stakeholders to attend the DER Action Plan 2.0 Workshop on August 26, 2021, from 9 am to 3 pm to discuss  and provide constructive feedback on the draft DER Action Plan 2.0.  Please note that given the breadth of topics covered within the DER Action Plan 2.0, ED staff has extended the duration of workshop from four to six hours.  Please register for the workshop by clicking this link,  DER Action Plan 2.0 Registration or the registration prompt below.  In the meantime, please email with any questions. 

  • Recording of the  August 26th workshop |  Password: FdCTXGb5
  • August 26th Workshop Presentation - available here

DER Action Plan 2.0 Tribal Consultation Notice

Commissioner Darcie L. Houck will host a Tribal Consultation on the draft DER Action Plan 2.0 on September 16, 2021, from 9 am to 12 pm to seek Tribal input on the plan. Agenda and logistical details will be posted to Distributed Energy Resource (DER) Action Plan and shared with all California Tribes on the Native American Heritage Commission list at least 10 days before the consultation meeting. For more information or to request a Tribal consultation with Commissioner Houck, please contact the CPUC Tribal advisor Ken Holbrook at and Pouneh Ghaffarian, Chief of Staff for Commissioner Darcie L. Houck at

  • Meeting Agenda for the Tribal Consultation on CPUC DER Action Plan 2.0 and “High DER” Rulemaking.

Original and Updated Versions

The Commission endorsed the DER Action Plan at the November 10, 2016 Voting Meeting. On May 3, 2017, the Commission made the following non-substantive changes to the plan in order to improve clarity: the “Continuing Elements” and “Action Elements” in each Track were consolidated into one set of “Action Elements” for each Track, elements were renumbered, and the text was modified to reflect these changes. No other modifications were made.



 Please contact Keishaa Austin, Energy Division, at with questions or requests for additional information about the DER Action Plan.