- The utilities are required by state law to file those plan proposals—essentially roadmaps for the integration of cost-effective DERs—with the CPUC by July 1, 2015.
- The CPUC is expected to issue final approval of the plans by March 2016.
- DERs include distributed renewable generation resources, energy efficiency, energy storage, electric vehicles, and demand response technologies.
- California wants to deploy 15 GW of DERs by 2020.
- That target comprises
- 12 GW of distributed generation,
- more than 2 GW of demand response, and
- 1 GW of energy storage.