Senate Bill 1122 was signed by Governor Brown on September 27, 2012. It amends Section 399.20 of the Public Utilities Code and adds an additional 250 MW of capacity for investor owned utilities (IOUs) to offer feed-in tariff Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) for eligible bioenergy projects. To implement SB 1122, the California Public Utilities Commission ("CPUC") established the Bioenergy Market Adjusting Tariff ("BioMAT Tariff") through Decisions (D.) 14-12-081 (PDF, 592 KB) and (D.) 15-09-004 (PDF, 932 KB).
Per CPUC Decision (D.) 14-12-081 (PDF, 592 KB), PG&E’s Program Allocation is 111 MW, divided among three bioenergy Fuel Resource Categories (“categories”) as follows:
At the commencement of the BioMAT program, the available Contract Price for each of the four Fuel Resource Pricing Categories was set at $127.72/MWh. Thereafter, the Contract Price for each category adjusts independently for each bi-monthly program Period based on market acceptance and market depth.
Key BioMAT eligibility criteria include:
PG&E has made available its online platform, hosted by Accion Power, to register applicants, process applications, adminster Program Periods (auctions), and provide further information.Visit PG&E's BioMAT Participant Platform
For BioMAT pricing, queue information and a list of executed BioMAT contracts, please go to the Program Documents page on PG&E's BioMAT Platform hosted by Accion Power: PG&E's BioMAT Participant PlatformDownload BioMAT FAQs (PDF, 195 KB)
PG&E jointly hosted a webinar with Southern California Edison and San Diego Gas & Electric on November 20, 2015. A copy of the presentation and corresponding audio file can be found below.
For information on the interconnection process, please visit Wholesale Electric Generator Distribution Interconnection (EGI). Here you can find Fast Track and Independent/Cluster Study interconnection process overviews, FAQs, and a link to the EGI’s online application form. Interested applicants can apply to interconnect through the Wholesale Distribution Tariff (WDT) or Electric Rule 21. Please review the website to determine which is best suited to your project. You may also send an email to EGI at email@example.com for WDT or firstname.lastname@example.org for Electric Rule 21 questions.