Background


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).  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.


On September 10, 2018, Governor Brown signed into law SB 100 that will accelerate the RPS target to 50 percent by 2026 and increases the RPS target to 60 percent by 2030.  SB 100 also creates a separate state policy that requires 100 percent of all retail sales of electricity to serve end use customers and 100 percent of electricity procured to serve state agencies to come from RPS eligible or zero carbon resources by 2045.


CPUC Integrated Resource Planning Process


The CPUC IRP process is the primary venue for the implementation of SB 350.  The CPUC is now in its second IRP cycle. 


In March 2020, the CPUC issued a decision adopting an optimal resource portfolio, known as the Reference System Portfolio (RSP), for the 2019-20 integrated resource planning cycle intended to meet California's 2030 climate goals for the electric sector, and updated the LSE filing requirements for the 2020 Plans. 


For additional information regarding the 2019-20 IRP process and to view the CPUC's March 2020 decision visit the CPUC's IRP Events and Materials page


PG&E's 2020 Integrated Resource Plan


On September 1, 2020, PG&E and other LSEs filed their 2020 Plans.  PG&E's IRP filed at the CPUC presents PG&E's plan to meet the CPUC's 2019-20 IRP objectives and statewide clean energy goals in a reliable and cost-effective manner.  


PG&E's IRP consists of a narrative describing:


  • PG&E's modeling approach across two planning scenarios (the Conforming 46 Million Metric Tons (MMT) and 38 MMT Scenarios);
  • The modeling results across the two planning scenarios;
  • PG&E's current and planned procurement activities associated with its 2020 IRP;
  • Description of activities to minimize air pollution and benefit low-income customers and customers in disadvantaged communities; and
  • Lessons PG&E has learned through the previous 2017–18 cycle and the current 2019–20 IRP cycle.


Download the Plan narrative (PDF, 7.4 MB)

CPUC required data templates for the Adopted Conforming 46 MMT GHG scenario:

CPUC required data templates for the Conforming 38 MMT GHG scenario:

CPUC required data templates for the Conforming scenario:

CPUC required data templates for the Preferred scenario: