AB 1132, as amended, Ting. Distributed generation: report: green workforce training programs.
Existing law requires the Public Utilities Commission, on or before January 1, 2010, and biennially thereafter, in consultation with the Independent System Operator and the State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission, to study, and submit a report to the Legislature and the Governor on, the impacts of distributed energy generation on the state’s distribution and transmission grid.
This bill would instead require the report to be submitted annually to the Legislature. The bill would require the commission, in consultation with the California Workforce Investment Board and the Employment Training Panel, to include in the report an evaluation of the current use of, and opportunities for, green workforce training programs relating to the deployment of distributed energy resources.
Vote: majority. Appropriation: no. Fiscal committee: yes. State-mandated local program: no.
The people of the State of California do enact as follows:
Section 321.7 of the Public Utilities Code is
2amended to read:
(a) On or before January 1, 2010, and annually
4thereafter, the commission, in consultation with the Independent
5System Operator and the State Energy Resources Conservation
6and Development Commission, shall study, and submit a report
7to the Legislature and the Governor on, the impacts of distributed
8energy generation on the state’s distribution and transmission grid.
9The study shall evaluate all of the following:
10(1) Reliability and transmission issues related to connecting
11distributed energy generation to the local distribution networks
12and regional grid.
13(2) Issues related to grid
reliability and operation, including
14interconnection, and the position of federal and state regulators
15toward distributed energy accessibility.
16(3) The effect on overall grid operation of various distributed
17energy generation sources.
18(4) Barriers affecting the connection of distributed energy to
19the state’s grid.
20(5) Emerging technologies related to distributed energy
22(6) Interconnection issues that may arise for the Independent
23System Operator and local distribution companies.
24(7) The effect on peak demand for electricity.
25(b) In addition, the commission shall specifically assess the
26impacts of the California Solar Initiative program, specified in
27Section 2851 and Section 25783 of the Public Resources
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28 the self-generation incentive program authorized by
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30authorized by Section 2827.9.end delete
31(c) The commission shall, in consultation with the California
32Workforce Investment Board and the Employment Training Panel,
33include in the report required pursuant to subdivision (a) an
34evaluation of the current use of, and opportunities for, green
35workforce training programs relating to the deployment of
36distributed energy resources.