AB 1330, as amended, Bloom. Demand response.
Under existing law, the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) has regulatory authority over public utilities, including electrical corporations and gas corporations, as defined, while local publicly owned electric utilities, as defined, are under the direction of their governing boards.
The existing Warren-Alquist State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Act requires the State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission (Energy Commission), on or before November 1, 2007, and every 3 years thereafter, in consultation with the PUC and local publicly owned electric utilities, in a public process that allows input from other stakeholders, to develop a statewide estimate of all potentially achievable cost-effective electricity and natural gas efficiency savings and establish statewide annual targets for energy efficiency savings and demand reduction over 10 years.
This bill would require the PUC, in consultation with the Energy Commission, electrical corporations, local publicly owned electric utilities, and community choice aggregators, to establish an annual
begin delete procurementend delete goal for demand begin delete response designed to lower peak demand,end delete with a timetable for achieving that percentage. The bill would require the PUC to require electrical corporations to achieve the annual begin delete procurementend delete goal. The bill would specify
that the governing boards of local publicly owned electric utilities and certain community choice aggregators are responsible for achieving the annual begin delete procurementend delete goal.
Under existing law, a violation of any order, decision, rule, direction, demand, or requirement of the Public Utilities Commission is a crime.
Because a violation of an order or decision of the Public Utilities Commission implementing the bill’s requirements with respect to an electrical corporation would be a crime, the bill would impose a state-mandated local program by creating a new crime. By placing additional requirements upon local publicly owned electric utilities, the bill would impose a state-mandated local program.
The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement.
This bill would provide that no reimbursement is required by this act for specified reasons.
Vote: majority. Appropriation: no. Fiscal committee: yes. State-mandated local program: yes.
The people of the State of California do enact as follows:
Chapter 7 (commencing with Section 8400) is
2added to Division 4.1 of the Public Utilities Code, to read:
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7commission, in consultation with the Energy Commission,
8electrical corporations, local publicly owned electric utilities, and
9community choice aggregators, in a public process that allows
P3 1input from other stakeholders, shall establish an annual
begin delete procurementend delete goal for demand begin delete response designed to lower peak with a timetable for achieving that goal, that
begin delete shall supportend delete renewable energy resources integration,
5greenhouse gas reductions, and grid reliability and that shall be
6achieved by each electrical utility through supply-side demand
7response and types of load-modifying demand
begin delete response, including response. In doing so, the commission
8nonevent-based demandend delete
9shall consider the role of clean technologies, such as
10consumer-sited energy storage, electric vehicle charging, and
11distributed generation resources.
12(b) The commission shall require electrical corporations to
begin delete procurementend delete goal established pursuant to subdivision
governing board of each local publicly owned electric
16utility and each community choice aggregator that elects to
17administer energy efficiency programs for its customers pursuant
18to Section 381.1 shall be responsible for achieving the
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19 goal established pursuant to subdivision (a).
No reimbursement is required by this act pursuant to
21Section 6 of Article XIII B of the California Constitution because
22a local agency or school district has the authority to levy service
23charges, fees, or assessments sufficient to pay for the program or
24level of service mandated by this act or because costs that may be
25incurred by a local agency or school district will be incurred
26because this act creates a new crime or infraction, eliminates a
27crime or infraction, or changes the penalty for a crime or infraction,
28within the meaning of Section 17556 of the Government Code, or
29changes the definition of a crime within the meaning of Section 6
30of Article XIII B of the California Constitution.