Working Groups

All CESA members receive regular updates on market and regulatory developments in California. In addition, members can participate in working groups that provide in-depth, subject-specific updates and allow participants to help shape CESA's positions on the issues that matter most to them.  CESA Steering Committee members are invited to Chair the working group of their choice. 

 

Storage Rulemaking (AB 2514 Implementation)

The voice of energy storage supporting and guiding the regulatory centerpiece of California’s energy future in active collaboration with the CPUC, the investor-owned utilities, and other key energy industry stakeholders. The key goal of this rulemaking is to establish significant new energy storage procurement targets for California’s utilities in 2015 and 2020.

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Long Term Procurement Planning (LTPP) / Resource Adequacy (RA)

Advances and spotlights the singular role that energy storage will increasingly play in the CPUC’s ongoing twin proceedings that set investor-owned utility procurement policies and planning.  These proceedings will shape the evolving industry framework for energy infrastructure development. Together, LTPP and RA work in tandem with the CAISO to define California’s retail and wholesale energy markets.

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Renewables Portfolio Standard (RPS)

Parallels the LTPP/RA proceedings with specific focus on implementing the 33% Renewables Portfolio Standard, including ongoing planning and refinement of the various active utility-managed procurement processes for specific large and small-sized RPS programs and projects. Also ties directly to the DG interconnection proceeding in implementing the Brown administration's ambitious DG goals.

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DG Interconnection

Participates in defining and addressing issues related to a new rulemaking proceeding that was initiated by the CPUC in October 2011 to evaluate distributed generator interconnection rules and processes, including energy storage.

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Self-Generation Incentive Program (SGIP)

Engaged in amending the CPUC’s rules for the SGIP so that energy storage can participate on a comparable basis with other distributed generation technologies. The SGIP provides incentives to encourage the deployment of distributed energy resources (generation and storage) on the customer side of the meter.

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Permanent Load Shifting (PLS)

Focused on expanding customer side of the meter incentives for PLS, funded out of the utility’s demand response budget. PLS incentives are designed by the CPUC to encourage end-use customers to shift energy demand and consumption from peak periods to off- peak periods.

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Market Development Forum

Provides guidance for CESA’s annual Market Development Forum and annual Members Meeting. This Working Group also advises CESA’s webinar series, website and other member communications and activities.

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California Independent System Operator (CAISO)

Participates in a variety of CAISO stakeholder initiatives, which optimize management of the day-to-day flow of electricity across the high-voltage, long-distance transmission lines that make up 80% of California's power grid.

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Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)

Addresses FERC policy and issues specific to the CAISO through strategically selected, California-centered FERC filings. Activities of this working group are closely coordinated with the ESA’s Advocacy Council.

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  Demand Response (DR) Participates in public proceeding and highlights the singular role energy storage can play in adressing supply side DR needs in California. Join
  Electric Vehicles Addresses the role of EVs and EV charging on the grid.  Participates in a variety of activities at the CPUC, CAISO, etc. including the "CPUC Order Instituting Rulemaking to Consider Alternative-Fueled Vehicle Programs, Tariffs, and Policies" (AFV OIR), which broadly considers all issues related to alternative-fueled vehicle adoption, and addresses outstanding issues from the previous AFV rulemaking (R.09-08-009)
 
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