View details of the Settlement now in effect

On November 23, 2011, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) made the QF/CHP Settlement Agreement effective. This page has Settlement details, supporting documents and recent CPUC Decisions concerning the QF/CHP Settlement Agreement.

2015 CPUC Decision on CHP Procurement Matters

In 2015, the CPUC issued a Decision on CHP Procurement Matters. In the Decision, the CPUC revised the Emissions Reduction Target established in the Settlement. The Emissions Reduction Target is reduced to 2.72 million metric tons of emission reductions. The CPUC does not require PG&E to hold a CHP Competitive Solicitation due to PG&E’s emissions reductions achieved through previous competitive solicitations.

Read the details of Decision 15-06-028.


View the settlement history

  • The Settling Parties submitted the QF/CHP Settlement Agreement for CPUC approval on October 8, 2010.
  • On December 21, 2010, the CPUC issued Decision 10-12-035, which approves the QF/CHP Settlement Agreement. Download Decision 10-12-035 (PDF, 239 KB).
  • Applications for rehearing of D.10-12-035 were filed in January 2011.
  • On March 24, 2011, the CPUC issued Decision 11-03-051, in which some, but not all, of the challenges were resolved. Download Decision 11-03-051 (PDF, 72.1 KB).
  • On October 6, 2011, the CPUC issued Decision 11-10-016, which disposed of one of the remaining issues. Download Decision 11-10-016 (PDF, 102 KB).
  • On October 11, 2011, the CPUC issued Decision 11-10-016, which granted a petition to modify the cost allocation terms of the Settlement Agreement.
  • On October 24, 2011, the CPUC issued Decision 11-10-043, denying rehearing of D.10-12-035 raised by the City and County of San Francisco. Download Decision 11-10-043 (PDF, 32 KB).
  • The QF/CHP Settlement Agreement became effective on November 23, 2011 when the decisions granting modification and denying rehearing of D.10-12-035 became final and non-appealable.

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