Foundational policy progress in 2020

Reducing barriers to microgrids

Correctly valuing the avoided transmission costs of DER

Protecting net energy metering

Using DER to defer distribution infrastructure upgrades

Additional policy work

  • Streamlining interconnection. The September final decision in the CPUC’s Rule 21 Working Groups 2 and 3 incorporated interconnection streamlining innovations we argued for, such as the inclusion of standardized upfront fees, updated Integration Capacity Analysis (ICA) values, and removal of all size limits in the fast track eligibility process. In Working Group 4, we proposed that the IOUs include single-line diagrams for zero net energy facilities (ZNE) on their websites; this will be considered by the CPUC in early 2021.
  • The Renewable Market Adjusting Tariff (ReMAT). The Clean Coalition has been involved since the beginning of ReMAT and had originally offered a robust Feet-In Tariff (FIT) proposal that would have actually been effective — as opposed to ReMAT, which was designed with numerous embedded landmines. Nonetheless, the deficient ReMAT program is still the only statewide FIT in California, and the Clean Coalition was instrumental in pressing the CPUC to reopen the program after it was halted in 2017. In 2020 we supported a CPUC decision to resume ReMAT but noted that Market Responsive Pricing — like in the state-of-the-art FIT we designed for the City of San Diego — should have be adopted rather than the administratively set prices that were implemented.
  • The Clean Truck Rule. We submitted comments to the California Air Resources Board (CARB) noting that the new rule is essential for limiting the excessive emissions from the transportation sector. Initial pressure resulted in CARB increasing the requirement for the percentage of trucks to be electrified by 2030 from 4% to 30%; the Clean Coalition believes that our continued pressure will help lead to an even more stringent rule in the next round of the Clean Truck Rule.




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