In 2002, California established its Renewables Portfolio Standard Program, with the goal of increasing the percentage of renewable energy in the state's electricity mix to 20% of retail sales by 2017. In 2006, Senate Bill 107 codified California's 20% by 2010 RPS goal. Publicly owned utilities, like Anaheim Public Utilities, set their own RPS goals recognizing the intent of the legislature is to achieve the 20% by 2010 target. In response to SB 107, Anaheim Public Utilities established a goal of 20% RPS by 2015, which was approved by the Anaheim City Council per Resolution 2006-187.
In April 2011 new legislation, Senate Bill X1 2 (SBX1 2), was signed by Governor Brown requiring all utilities to meet a 33% Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) goal by 2020. By legislative mandate, Anaheim Public Utilities must adopt the new RPS goals of an average of 20% of retail sales from renewable resources for the period 2011-2013, 25% by the end of 2016, and 33% by the end of 2020. In December of 2011, Anaheim posted the Resolution and Anaheim RPS Policy, which included the Enforcement Program and Procurement Plan. Anaheim is proposing an amendment to the 2011 RPS policy, to include an updated Resources Procurement Plan and a cost limitation provision. The draft 2013 RPS Policy is posted below. There is no change to the Resolution.
Please note that the draft RPS Policy remain in draft form until they are approved by the Anaheim City Council.
Anaheim’s RPS Policy and Resources Procurement Plan