Notice of PURPA Consideration and Hearing Process to All Eligible Participants
Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act (PURPA)
Congress enacted the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978 (PURPA) to promote energy conservation, efficient use of facilities and resources, and equitable customer rates.
Title I of PURPA sets forth electric utility standards for consideration by state regulatory authorities and non-regulated utilities. The Act tasked state regulatory authorities and non-regulated utilities with considering adopting the proposed standards to further the Act’s objectives.
Over the years, amendments to PURPA include additional standards related to electric utilities. CEC has considered those standards under the PURPA procedural requirements.
Currently, CEC is working to gather information on two additional standards that Congress promulgated in the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act in November 2021. The standards under consideration are Demand Response Practices (Demand Response) and Electric Vehicle Charging Programs (EV).