Pursuant to the October 21, 2016 Assigned Commissioner’s Ruling on Track 3 Issues in the Distribution Resources Plan proceeding, this email provides notice of a workshop to discuss issues pertaining to a Distribution Investment Deferral Framework, which is the focus of Sub-track 3. The workshop is scheduled for Monday December 12, 2016 from (tentatively) 10 AM through 4 PM and will be held in the CPUC Auditorium. While the agenda is still in development, the high level objective of the workshop will be to explore the three bulleted topics described in the ACR for Sub-track 3, including:
- Establishment of a process to identify opportunities for DERs to defer or avoid traditional distribution infrastructure projects;
- Establishment of a process for utilities to seek authorization and cost recovery for DERs sourcing to enable deferral or avoidance of traditional investments; and
- Consideration of a process to ensure that the savings from deferred or avoided distribution investments are accurately reflected in concurrent or subsequent GRC filings.
A finalized agenda will be released in advance of the workshop. Logistics for remote participation will be included with the agenda.