RENEWABLES PORTFOLIO STANDARD. IMPERIAL VALLEY CONFERENCE July 21, 2009. 2009 SOLICITATION. Agenda. Introduction CPUC Decision Approving Sunrise Sunrise Powerlink Transmission Project Imperial Valley Renewable Resources SDG&E’s Commitments to Imperial Valley Resources Q & A. 1. 1.
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1. Whether there is a need for the proposed project
2. The project’s effect on the environment
3. The project’s effect on recreational and park areas
4. The project’s effect on historical and aesthetic values
5. The project’s effect on community values
(1) refrain from contracting, for any length of term, with conventional coal generators that deliver power via Sunrise,
(2) replace any currently approved renewable energy contract deliverable via Sunrise that fails with a viable contract with a renewable generator located in Imperial Valley, and
(3) voluntarily raise SDG&E’s RPS goal to 33 percent by 2020.
CAISO assumes that if Sunrise is developed 900 MW of solar thermal and1,000 MW of geothermal resources will come on line by 2015, which would result in an additional 9,900 GWh of renewable generation from the Imperial Valley.CAISO assumes that absent Sunrise, this incremental 1,900 MW of renewable generation will not come online in the Imperial Valley.(D.08-12-058 p. 66.)