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Rulemaking to Relating to the Goal for Renewable Energy


The purpose of this project is to modify the Renewable Portfolio Standard to include renewable energy credits (RECs) specifically for renewable energy technologies other than those that use wind as a source of power under the Public Utility Regulatory Act (PURA) §39.904, Goal for Renewable Energy. Additionally, this project seeks to simplify registration requirements for owners of distributed processing with capacity at or below two megawatts.

Staff Assigned:
David Smithson

Richard Greffe

Mark Bryant

Diana Leese

Project Schedule

A strawman (see "Documents Available", below) has been filed for review and comment by interested parties. The strawman proposes to modify PUC Substantive Rules §25.109, §25.172 and §25.211. The comment period for the strawman has expired.

A workshop on this project was held on March 31. Presentations made at that time can be downloaded from "Documents Available" below.

A joint hearing (re: this project and 37623 − Energy Efficiency) was held on June 30. The agenda for this hearing and presentations made at that time are available below.

The Proposal for Publications was published on January 21, 2011.
A hearing for this project was held on February 22, 2011.
Comment deadline was February 22, 2011.
Reply comment deadline was March 7, 2011.

The project was closed upon its statutory expiration on July 21, 2011.

Documents Available

Public Hearing Notice - February 22, 2011
Public Hearing Agenda - February 22, 2011
Proposal for Publication of Amendments to §25.109, §25.173 and §25.211 for Consideration at the December 16, 2010 Open Meeting - MSWord (.doc)
(Staff Recommendation) Proposal for Publication of Amendments to §25.109, §25.173 and §25.211 for Consideration at the December 16, 2010 Open Meeting - MSWord (.doc)
Hearing Workshop Agenda - June 30, 2010 - MSWord (.doc)
Workshop Agenda - March 31, 2010
Strawman filed December 21, 2009 - MSWord (.doc)

Other Related Documents

Presentations - Workshop June 30, 2010

Navigant Consulting
Electric Utility Marketing Managers of Texas - MSPowerPoint (.ppt)
Oncor - MSPowerPoint (.ppt)
REP Coalition - MSPowerPoint (.ppt)
State Energy Conservation Office - MSPowerPoint (.ppt)
Texas Renewable Energy Industries Association - MSPowerPoint (.ppt)

Presentations - Workshop March 31, 2010

ERCOT Implementation Analysis - MSPowerPoint (.ppt)
Recurrent Energy Virtus Energy
SunPower - MSPowerPoint (.ppt)
Texas Solid Waste Association - MSPowerPoint (.ppt)