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§ 1346. Electricity Resource Adequacy.

20 CA ADC § 1346Barclays Official California Code of Regulations

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Title 20. Public Utilities and Energy
Division 2. State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission (Refs & Annos)
Chapter 3. Data Collection
Article 2. Forecast and Assessment of Energy Loads and Resources
20 CCR § 1346
§ 1346. Electricity Resource Adequacy.
Beginning in 2007, each LSE shall annually submit quantitative documentation of its load forecasts and resource plans, and narrative descriptions of its procurement activities that will enable it to have adequate electricity supplies to serve forecasted loads.
(a) LSEs under the jurisdiction of the California Public Utilities Commission for resource adequacy purposes pursuant to Public Utilities Code section 380 shall submit the following information for a period of twelve months following the starting date for which the information is requested:
(1) monthly energy and peak load forecasts segregated by UDC service areas in which the LSE serves end-user customers, including:
(A) base forecast;
(B) customer count projections:
(C) estimated monthly capacity savings and adjustments to peak load forecasts that are expected from energy efficiency programs, interruptible load programs, price-sensitive demand response programs, and distributed generation program that have been classified as load reduction impacts;
(2) resources owned, under the control of, or otherwise available to the LSE to meet monthly peak loads. Include the following information:
(A) physical location (control area) of all generation capacity;
(B) for contracts, specify whether or not the capacity or energy is unit-contingent;
(C) for imports into a control area in which the LSE provides generation services to end-users, the scheduling point(s) for such capacity or energy;
(D) for demand response program impacts, the nature of the program(s) expected to provide load reductions; and
(E) indication of whether the resource is intended to satisfy any local capacity requirements.
(3) deliverability and dispatchability restrictions on generating resources, including:
(A) any terms of deliverability that may limit the dependable capacity of the LSE's generation supplies, including firm transmission rights over interties between control areas at the time of its peak load; and
(B) the terms of ownership or dispatchability that limit the deliverability of generation supplies to serve the LSE's load under monthly peak conditions, including call options, non-firm energy, hydrological conditions, and emission limits.
(4) for the most recent calendar year, historic hourly loads, and for each month, peak demand and resource utilization to satisfy customer demand, operating reserves, and other planning obligations of that month.
(b) LSEs not under the jurisdiction of the California Public Utilities Commission for resource adequacy purposes shall submit the following information for a period of twelve months following the starting date for which the information is requested:
(1) monthly energy and peak load forecasts, including:
(A) base forecast;
(B) customer count projections;
(C) adjustments to the base forecast from the impacts of all demand side management, demand response programs, and customer generation programs and other programmatic activities affecting demand;
(2) resources, under the control of, or otherwise available to the LSE to meet monthly peak loads described by their attributes, including but not limited to the following:
(A) the physical location of all generation capacity;
(B) for contracts whether or not the product is unit contingent;
(C) for imports into a UDC service area, the scheduling point(s) of the energy and any transmission rights applicable to the capacity or energy; and
(D) for demand response program impacts, the nature of the program(s) expected to provide load reductions;
(3) for the most recent calendar year, historic hourly loads, and for each month, peak demand and resource utilization to satisfy customer demand, operating reserves, and other planning obligations of that month;
(4) a detailed description of all adequacy and long-term reliability requirements that control area operators or planning entities have identified as applicable to the LSE, including, but not limited to:
(A) terms of existing tariffs and agreements that identify the specific nature of resource adequacy requirements that an LSE must satisfy;
(B) planning margins for capacity or energy, or other elements of standardized evaluations of the balance between loads and reserve requirements, and resources, established by the Western Electricity Coordinating Council for resource adequacy purposes, if any;
(C) any unit commitment and dispatch obligations imposed by control area operators or other entities operating interconnected electric transmission systems that the LSE meets with generation it owns or controls;
(D) deliverability restrictions, dispatchability provisions, or transmission contingencies that affect the LSE's ability to rely upon specific resources that might affect reliability of service; and
(E) the strategy that the LSE intends to pursue in order to achieve, and once accomplished maintain, the level of resource adequacy it has determined to be appropriate for its customers.

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Note: Authority cited: Sections 25213, 25218(e) and 25320, Public Resources Code. Reference: Sections 25005.5, 25216, 25216.5, 25300, 25301, 25302, 25302.5 and 25303, Public Resources Code; and Section 9620, Public Utilities Code.
History
1. New section filed 7-3-2007; operative 7-3-2007 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4 (Register 2007, No. 27). For prior history, see Register 84, No. 4.
This database is current through 4/12/24 Register 2024, No. 15.
Cal. Admin. Code tit. 20, § 1346, 20 CA ADC § 1346
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