Date 08/23/2022
Time 09:00 AM
Location Remote access only via Webex or phone
Call-in-Number 1-855-282-6330 toll free or 1-415-655-0002 toll
Participant PASSCODE 2487 709 1305

The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) will hold a virtual workshop to educate stakeholders about current and future electric grid operations to facilitate community-based feedback on planning for a high number of Distributed Energy Resources (DER), including electric vehicles.

WHEN: August 23, 2022, 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

WHERE: Access the workshop remotely via WebEx or phone, as follows:

WHAT: The CPUC will hold a virtual workshop to: 1) Provide foundational education to stakeholders on distribution planning and grid operations topics to support meaningful engagement and participation in the High DER Grid Planning proceeding, R.21-06-017; and, 2) Present new and existing plans for community engagement. The California Energy Commission is coordinating with the CPUC on DER outreach efforts, including this workshop. As part of the proceeding, the CPUC will develop a Future Grid Study designed to address the questions:

  1. How do alternative Distribution System Operator models compare in their ability to plan and operate a high DER grid, unlock economic opportunities for DERs to provide grid services, limit market power, reduce ratepayer costs, increase equity, support grid resiliency, and meet State policy objectives?
  2. Should California’s investor-owned utilities be incentivized to cost-effectively prepare for widespread DER deployments? If so, how?

Members of the public can make their voice heard in this proceeding, and read the comments of others, on our online Docket Card comment section at and at

The Ruling setting the workshop is available at and includes the workshop agenda.