The CEC is the state agency responsible for:
  • Forecasting future energy needs and keeping historical energy data
  • Licensing thermal power plants 50 megawatts or larger 
  • Promoting energy efficiency through appliance and building standards 
  • Developing energy technologies and supporting renewable energy 
  • Planning for and directing state response to energy emergency

The agency staff generally hold a workshop to receive public input on changes in programs, then draft a proposal, and then receive more public feedback before the final Commission decision on the program. Look for the lastest public workshops and issues here:

Overview of the CEC itself:

Overview of the distributed generation policy process, including the roles of the CEC, CPUC, and California Air Resources board

Links to Renewable Energy Program guidebooks and reports:

Publications and Reports for Renewable Energy Program:


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