Advocacy at the California Energy Commission (CEC)

CEERT is actively taking part in the CEC’s Integrated Energy Policy Report (IEPR), which is focusing on transportation issues and on transmission, the impacts of land-use planning efforts, the use of environmental screens in energy procurement, and the expansion of renewable energy. We are also participating in the CEC-based interagency group working to implement SB 100’s goals of 100% zero-carbon energy for the state.

Recent Developments:

CEERT has been actively participating in the CEC Interagency Working Group process, which has held a series of hearings and workshops on transmission, reliability, and siting of both transmission and generation. We have also hosted several meetings with CEC Vice Chair Siva Gunda and his staff to discuss resource planning and modeling methodologies and assumptions, risks of transmission deliverability, and supply-chain issues affecting clean energy procurement and operations and threatening reliability. We discussed possible contingency actions that could be taken if transmission or supply-chain problems impact the deliverability of clean energy needed between now and 2026, including the potential for public, rather than ratepayer, funding for supplemental clean energy supplies, including fuel cells, demand response, DG storage, geothermal, pumped hydro, and transmission upgrades and interconnections.