CEC Workshop 8/29: Electricity Reliability in Southern California


The California Energy Commission will conduct a workshop to review efforts to ensure electricity reliability in Southern California resulting from the closure of the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (San Onofre) and impending retirement of several fossil generating units using once-through cooling (OTC) technologies.

Energy Commission Chair Robert B. Weisenmiller will conduct the meeting jointly with Commissioner Karen Douglas, Lead Commissioner for the 2016 Integrated Energy Policy Report Update (2016 IEPR Update). Chair Weisenmiller is the Energy Commission’s Lead Commissioner for electricity and natural gas issues. Other Commissioners from the Energy Commission and the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) may also attend and participate in the workshop. A quorum of Commissioners from the CPUC and/or the Energy Commission may attend but no votes will be taken.

August 29, 2016
1:00 p.m.

1516 Ninth Street
First Floor, Art Rosenfeld Hearing Room
Sacramento, California
(Wheelchair Accessible)

At this workshop presenters will update actions taken since August 2015 by various agencies and the utilities pursuing elements of the draft Plan. The energy agencies can better carry out their responsibilities if efforts to assure reliability in Southern California are tracked and publicly vetted to the extent possible. San Diego Gas & Electric and Southern California Edison will present on the status of procurement of preferred resources and conventional generation, as well as updates to specific transmission projects. The Energy Commission, CPUC, and California ISO are each implementing portions of the multi- agency Plan that fall within their responsibilities. The California ISO will present the latest results from the Transmission Planning Process. The Energy Commission will present the latest results from the Local Capacity Annual Assessment Tool, as well as the staff paper on contingency mitigation measures. Also, detailed knowledge of state and local environme! ntal agencies permitting processes for new power plants is needed if resource development progress or unexpected changes in circumstances threaten reliability. The Southern California air districts and ARB will present on air permit shelf-life (or extensions) options for conventional generation. The public will have an opportunity to learn how the energy and environmental agencies are seeking to assure reliability with least impact on the environment.


Remote Access Available by Computer or Phone via WebEx

Presentations and audio from the meeting will be broadcast via our WebEx web meeting service. For additional details on how to participate via WebEx, please see the notice at: https://efiling.energy.ca.gov/getdocument.aspx?tn=212747

Computer Log on with a Direct Phone Number:

– Please go to https://energy.webex.com and enter the unique meeting number
926 539 299 .

– A password is not necessary to join the meeting


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