Staff Draft Report on Renewable Power in California: Status and Issues

California’s Renewable Portfolio Standard requires utilities to increase the amount of renewable generation sold to customers to an average of 20 percent by December 31, 2013 and 33 percent by December 31, 2020. In addition, Governor Brown’s Clean Energy Jobs Plan identifies a goal of installing 20,000 megawatts of renewable generating capacity, including 12,000 megawatts of localized electricity generation and 8,000 megawatts of utility‐scale generation, by 2020. This draft report outlines progress toward each of these goals and discusses the issues the state must address to develop clean, renewable electricity generation and the transmission infrastructure needed to bring that electricity to customers as the first step toward creating a strategic plan to increase renewable generation and transmission infrastructure development in California.

Read full report: California Energy Commission, August 2011, Publication No. CEC‐150‐2011‐002

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