SB-1305

This bill would require each load-serving entity to procure from virtual power plants, defined as actively coordinated aggregations of behind-the-meter distributed energy resources that can perform certain functions, sufficient capacity to meet specified minimum capacity requirements by certain dates, as provided. The bill would require capacity procured from a virtual power plant by a load-serving entity pursuant to these provisions to be used to meet the resource adequacy requirements established for the load-serving entity. It would authorize the CPUC to postpone, in one-year increments, the deadlines for compliance with these requirements for a particular load-serving entity if the CPUC makes certain findings. Lastly, it would require, on or before January 30, 2026, and each year thereafter, each load-serving entity to submit a report to the CPUC showing the load-serving entity’s progress toward complying with the virtual power plant capacity requirements.