CPUC Judge Proposes Course-Correction on Electricity Planning

April 8, 2019

Today, CalWEA submitted comments to the CPUC supporting a Proposed Decision (PD) that would establish Integrated Resource Planning as a mandatory process for all load-serving entities (LSEs) aimed at securing an optimal overall electric resource portfolio.  In public comments at the CPUC last week, CalWEA Executive Director Nancy Rader stated that “the PD demonstrates the risks of letting a thousand LSEs bloom without some coordination – namely, potential failure to meet the state’s environmental goals reliably and at least-cost.”

Rader further stated that the PD “represents a badly needed course-correction in the IRP process” that “recognizes the importance of long-term procurement, in the near-term, of existing renewable and non-renewable resources to achieve an optimal 2030 portfolio.”