ACWA Advocates at Inaugural SB 100 Workshop on Energy Goals

  • by Will Holbert
  • Sep 11, 2019
  • Water News

ACWA staff attended a Sept. 5 inaugural Joint Agency Workshop on SB 100, continuing engagement with state leaders on SB 100’s requirement that eligible renewable resources and zero-carbon resources supply 100 percent of California’s electricity by 2045.

The Sacramento workshop was hosted by the California Energy Commission, California Public Utilities Commission and California Air Resources Board and initiates a public policy process to receive input for how to implement the State’s clean energy policy. The three principal agencies are charged with preparing a report to the Legislature by the end of 2020 on the State’s effort to meet the law’s requirements over the next 25 years.

This January, AWCA’s Board of Directors adopted new Energy and Water Resources Policy Principles. The principles establish priorities and positions for energy advocacy. Specific to SB 100 implantation, water agencies have expressed interest on the following two areas:

Ensuring water agencies’ generation resources have a role in the state’s long-term climate policies, and ensuring water agency ratepayers have reliable and affordable energy

In addition to participating in the Sept. 5 workshop, ACWA is currently preparing written comments ahead of a Sept. 19 deadline set by the three agencies.

 

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