Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS)

As part of our Power Integrated Resource Plan, PWP has committed to procuring 40% of the power the City generates from renewable energy sources such as wind, solar, geothermal, biomass, and small hydroelectric resources by 2020. Our Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) of 50% by 2030 is PWP's commitment to a sustainable energy future.

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In 2011, SB X1-2 mandated utilities (including publicly owned utilities) to provide 33% of its power through renewable resources by 2020. This 33 percent renewable energy goal is commonly called a Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS). SB 350, which was signed into law on October 7, 2015, enhanced the RPS requirements. Further demonstrating California’s commitment to clean energy, SB 350 increases the required use of renewables to 50 percent of all power sources by 2030. PWP achieved an RPS of 32.5 percent in Calendar Year 2016.

As PWP continues to expand our portfolio of renewable energy, we are well positioned to meet our voluntary IRP goal of 40 percent by 2020 as well as state-mandated renewable energy requirements. To see the actual mix of resources used to supply PWP's retail customers in past years, please visit our Power Content Label page.

Current RPS Documents

Agenda Report - December 10, 2018

RPS Enforcement Program - December 10, 2018

RPS Procurement Plan - December 10, 2018


Archived RPS Documents

Agenda Report - January 29, 2018 

RPS Enforcement Program - January 29, 2018

RPS Procurement Plan - January 29, 2018

Staff Report – June 1, 2015

RPS Procurement Plan – June 2015 Update

RPS Procurement Plan Details – June 1, 2015

RPS Enforcement Program, Revision 1 July 2013

RPS Enforcement Program December 2012

RPS Staff Report July 2013

RPS Procurement Plan July 2013