Senate Bill (SB) 350, passed by the California Legislature in 2015 and codified as Public Utilities Code sections 454.51 and 454.52, established the 2030 targets for energy efficiency (EE) and the renewable portfolio standard (RPS). The law requires an increase of California's RPS target from 33 percent by 2020 to 50 percent by 2030 and the cost-effective doubling of EE savings by 2030. In addition, SB 350 requires the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) to establish an integrated resource planning process to ensure that load serving entities (LSEs) in the state shape their future energy portfolios to meet California's clean energy goals in a reliable and cost-effective manner.
In February 2018, the CPUC issued a final decision to establish the filing requirements for a two-year integrated resource planning cycle for LSEs (e.g., investor-owned utilities, community choice aggregators, and electric service providers). On August 1, 2018, 50 LSEs from across California filed their Integrated Resource Plans (Plan or IRP) under this new planning process. For additional information regarding the IRP process and to view the CPUC's final decision visit the CPUC's IRP Events and Materials page.
The PG&E 2018 IRP filed at the CPUC consists of a Plan narrative describing:
CPUC required data templates for the Conforming scenario:
CPUC required data templates for the Preferred scenario:
The IRP provides a new approach to electric-sector planning that helps transition California away from specific and siloed resource mandates towards a true least-cost approach to meeting the state's GHG emissions reduction goals. PG&E believes this transition is critical to the sustainability of California's climate policies and the state's continued environmental leadership position.