Renewable Feed-in Tariffs
Renewable Feed-in Tariffs (FITs) offer long-term wholesale electric energy contracts to eligible generators.
E-PWF & E-SRG Feed-in Tariffs (Assembly Bill 1969)
|Remaining unallocated capacity in E-SRG: 0 MW |
Remaining unallocated capacity in E-PWF: 100 MW
On February 14, 2008, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) approved Resolution E-4137 pertaining to tariffs and standard contracts for both Public Water and Wastewater Facilities (E-PWF) and Small Renewable Generators (E-SRG). PG&E was allocated 209.206 MW for procurement, which was divided evenly between the E-SRG and E-PWF Electric Schedules (tariffs).
The standard Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) for the E-PWF and E-SRG tariffs offer a full buy/sell option, under which PG&E will purchase all electricity the facility generates, or an excess sale option, under which PG&E will purchase electricity generated by the facility, net of on-site use.
E-PWF is for purchases of eligible renewable generation from Public Water and Wastewater facilities as defined in the tariff.
E-SRG is for purchases of renewable generation for ALL OTHER eligible facilities (FULLY SUBSCRIBED).
E-PWF & E-SRG Policies and Forms
- AB 1969 FIT Extension/Termination Policy (PDF, 182 KB)
- Consent to General Assignment Form (DOC, 43 KB) (changes not permitted)
- Consent to Collateral Assignment Form (DOC, 72 KB) (changes not permitted)
Frequently Asked Questions for E-PWF & E-SRG
- FAQs for E-PWF and E-SRG (PDF, 267 KB)
Existing E-PWF and E-SRG Project List
- Existing E-PWF and E-SRG Project List (Rev 6.5.13) (XLS, 57 KB)
The CPUC has adopted a revised feed-in tariff, based on modifications to Section 399.20 of the Public Utilities Code made by statutes subsequent to Assembly Bill 1969, including Senate Bill (SB) 32. The revised feed-in tariff is called the Electric - Renewable Market Adjusting Tariff (E-ReMAT). E-PWF and E-SRG tariffs will no longer be available to new applicants once the E-ReMAT tariff becomes effective, which is expected to occur on July 24, 2013. The E-SRG waitlist will not carry over to the E-ReMAT FIT program. The CPUC has not addressed the recently enacted amendments to Section 399.20 enacted by SB 1122.
Pending E-ReMAT Feed-in Tariff (Senate Bill 32)
Senate Bill (SB) 32 amended Public Utilities Code Section 399.20. Amendments included increasing the statewide procurement target from 500 MW to 750 MW (to be implemented by both investor-owned utilities and public-owned utilities) and increasing the eligible project size from 1.5 MW to 3 MW. Per CPUC Decision (D.) 12-05-035, PG&E has been allocated 218.8 MW of the 750 MW total statewide goal. This capacity allocation, reduced by capacity contracted for under the E-PWF and E-SRG tariffs, will be made available under the Electric - Renewable Market Adjusting (E-ReMAT) Tariff. On May 23, 2013, approved the Joint IOU PPA and tariff terms applicable to the expanded FIT program in Decision (D.) 13-05-034.
Per D. 13-05-034, the implementation schedule for E-ReMAT is as follows:
- June 24, 2013: PG&E files the E-ReMAT Tariff and PPA for CPUC approval.
- July 24, 2013: The E-ReMAT Tariff becomes effective, if no action by the CPUC to the contrary.
- October 1, 2013: PG&E begins accepting Program Participation Requests (PPRs).
- November 1, 2013: First program period (Period 1) commences.
After the E-ReMAT Tariff becomes effective, PG&E intends to hold a webinar to provide an overview on program eligibility, the application process and the new pricing mechanism. In addition, prior to accepting PPRs, PG&E will make application information available for review. Please sign-up for the Renewable FITs email distribution list to receive notifications.
Expected Bioenergy Feed-in Tariff (Senate Bill 1122)
SB 1122 was signed by the Governor on September 27, 2012. It amends Section 399.20 of the Public Utilities Code and adds an additional 250 MW of capacity for investor owned utilities to offer eligible bioenergy feed-in tariff PPAs (PG&E’s allocation has not yet to be determined by the CPUC) . Unless modified, the 250 MW is to be allocated among the following categories:
• 110 MW: Biogas from wastewater treatment, municipal organic waste diversion, food processing, and codigestion
• 90 MW: Dairy and other agricultural bioenergy
• 50 MW: Bioenergy using byproducts of sustainable forest management
Projects must be 3 MW or smaller and commence operations after June 1, 2013 to be eligible. The CPUC process to implement SB 1122 was initiated in May 2013.
For questions about PG&E's Renewable FIT programs, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the FIT hotline at (415) 973-1444.
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