In August, the CPUC sought comments on implementation of SB 840, which waives some interconnection requirements for forest BioMAT projects. BAC’s Comments and Reply Comments are below.
The CPUC has taken an important step in reducing the cost uncertainties and variability facing bioenergy developers. In late June, the Commission adopted a “Cost Envelope Approach” to interconnection costs for distributed generation (electricity) projects that prevents utilities from increasing interconnection costs more than 25 percent between the initial estimate and final costs to interconnect. The Decision also requires greater transparency so that, over time, costs should begin to go down for distributed generation bioenergy projects. To learn more, click on the Final Decision, below.
Electric Rule 21 is a tariff that describes the interconnection, operating and metering requirements for generation facilities to be connected to a utility’s distribution system, over which the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) has jurisdiction.
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