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2019 Introduced Bill Update

With the deadline for the Legislature to introduce bills passing last Friday, we are currently tracking approximately 210 energy, climate, and other related bills for this session.  This session marks a higher volume of introduced bills than previous sessions with … Continue reading

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CPUC Unanimously Approves Peterman’s Revised PCIA Alternative Decision

Today, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) unanimously approved Commissioner Peterman’s revised Alternative Proposed Decision (APD) to conclude the cost allocation methodology portion of the Power Charge Indifference Adjustment Methodology (PCIA) proceeding. Phase II of the proceeding will address many important … Continue reading

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2018 Chaptered Bill Update

On September 30th, Governor Brown signed or vetoed all enrolled bills passed by the legislature.  This completed the 2018 legislative session fulfilling one of Governor Brown’s last major duties before leaving office.  The 2017-2018 two year legislative session saw the … Continue reading

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Enrolled Bill Update September 2018

The deadline for the Legislature to pass pending legislation and send it to the Governor’s desk was August 31st. The Governor sign, veto, or allow enrolled bills to become law by September 30, 2018. The Legislature passed many bills that … Continue reading

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2017 Chaptered and Vetoed Bill Update as of 10/3/17

The following list and information include actions by the Governor since the September 15, 2017 legislative deadline ending the 2017 legislative session.  This list will change as we reach the October 15, 2017 deadline as the Governor either veto, signs, … Continue reading

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Legislative Update: Enrolled Bills 2017

Bills introduced in the 2017 legislative session were required to be enrolled and sent to the Governor by September 15, 2017, concluding the last legislative deadline.  Nearly forty bills were enrolled sometime before this deadline.  Several bills dealing with renewable … Continue reading

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Water Reliability and Renewable Energy Overgeneration

The issue of renewable energy integration and overgeneration is square and center in California. The California System Operator (CAISO) along with other state regulators have studied or commissioned third-party studies to evaluate both the scope of overgeneration and means to … Continue reading

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Constitutional Reform of the California Public Utilities Commission

Assembly Members Gatto, Levine, and Wilk introduced a bipartisan State Assembly Constitutional Amendment (ACA) 11 on March 9, 2016 to reform the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC). What does this proposed constitutional amendment mean for California and for the CPUC?

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Residential Rates Revisited – Part 3: Legislative Fixes

In Part 1 of this series was a brief retrospective of some of the antecedents of today’s discussion of residential rates in California.  In Part 2, we discussed in more detail the concept of inclining block rates, the policy rationale … Continue reading

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Residential Electric Rates Revisited – Part 1: A Historical Perspective

Residential rates always seem to be in the news for one reason or another.  These days, residential rates are the subject of pending legislation (AB 327) and an ongoing rulemaking at the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) (R.12-06-013). To help … Continue reading

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