2012 IEPR Update embraces a distributed energy future
The Clean Coalition is pleased to see that its work providing policymakers with information, analysis, and proven solutions was clearly reflected in the 2012 IEPR Update.
Last month, the California Energy Commission (CEC) approved its 2012 Integrated Energy Policy Report (IEPR) Update, which reflects California’s most advanced thinking on its energy future.
- The need for a transparent and comprehensive distribution system planning process to strategically advance renewable DG throughout the state
- Recognition of the locational value provided by DG to consumers, including reduced dependence on the expensive and inefficient long-distance transmission of power
- The development of longer-term energy planning to guide a cost-effective transition that meets California’s 2050 goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions to 80% below 1990 levels
- The need to start using advanced analysis and modeling tools for efficient interconnection of renewables and intelligent grid (IG) solutions like energy storage