The purpose of this Energy Division hosted workshop will be to address the questions related to Flexible RA requirements raised in the revised scoping memo issued on December 23rd, 2015, and to address party proposals for amendments to the RA program rules related to flexible capacity requirements (FCRs). The recent scoping memo stated: “the primary focus of Track 2 (anticipated late 2016 decision) is to adopt a durable flexible capacity requirement program,” and asked parties to answer the following questions in their comments on the scoping memo:
- What reliability need(s) must FCRs be designed to meet?
- What definition of one or more flexible capacity products should be adopted to meet this need or needs?
- How should annual FCR requirements be set to meet this need or needs with the defined product(s)?
- What, if any, related changes to the RA program should be made to best meet the reliability needs?
Parties who submitted comments on these questions are therefore invited to present their perspectives at this workshop. Parties also submitted proposals into Track 1 of the RA proceeding that asked the CPUC to consider creating a 2 hour RA product, and “unbundling” the Net-Qualifying Capacity and Effective Flexible Capacity Requirements. Staff also invites those parties to present these proposals at the workshop. Furthermore, Staff invites interested stakeholders who have done relevant work related to modeling and understanding near-term flexibility needs to present at the workshop, regardless of party-status in the RA proceeding. To indicate your interest in presenting, please contact Meredith Younghein (firstname.lastname@example.org) before March 7th. Please check the daily calendar closer to the meeting date for call-in and webconference information.