In response to the rotating blackouts that occurred during the August 2020 heat storm, the CPUC opened an Emergency Reliability rulemaking (R.20-11-003) to make more resources available on an expedited basis to prevent a recurrence of blackouts if the western United States experiences extremely high temperature, sustained weather events in summer of 2021. This web page details efforts the CPUC is taking within and outside of this rulemaking to ensure sufficient resources are available to meet California’s electricity demand in summer 2021. Visit the Docket Card (R.20-11-003) to view proceeding documents and make a comment on the proceeding.

Rulemaking R.20-11-003 Efforts

Utility Advice Letters Submitted Under D.21-02-028

In February 2021, the CPUC directed PG&E, SCE, and SDG&E to contract for capacity that is available to serve peak and net peak demand in the summer of 2021 and seek approval for cost recovery in rates. Following are Advice Letters submitted by the CPUC as mandated by the CPUC's Decision.

Monthly Reports from CPUC, CEC, CAISO to Assembly Committee on Utilities and Energy on Electricity Reliability Efforts

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