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Local Power Inc. - Contributions to California CCA Regulations

After drafting, negotiating and winning passage of California's CCA 2.0 law, Local Power Inc. was a leading participant in the state's definition of rules and procedures.

Local Power received the highest compensation from the CPUC among participants in the CPUC's intervenor compensation program, for our "substantial" contribution to the two major CPUC decisions on CCA rules and procedures, Phase I (2004) and Phase II (2005). In particular, Local Power won the critical right of CCAs to collect previously unavailable customer end-use meter data, which was a key element in CCA 2.0 implementation, which depends upon using this data to design programs for Distributed Energy Resource Development. Local Power tackled the impending utility attack on CCA, drawing out the utility's conflicts of interest, and winning crucial consumer protections. The documents posted below consist of Local Power's filings during the two-year proceeding, including manuscripts featuring Local Power's performance during lengthy evidentiary and dramatic evidentiary hearings in San Francisco, and our requests for compensation, which outline the elements of these decisions that were initiated by Local Power.



Phase I on Exit Fees, Utility Data, "Threshold Issues"

October 2, 2003 (Filed) Commission Rulemaking: Order Instituting Rulemaking to Implement Portions of AB117 concerning Community Choice Aggregation. [Opening Comments due October 22, 2003.]

October 20, 2003: Comments of Local Power on "Order Instituting Rulemaking to Implement Portions of AB117 Concerning Community Choice Aggregation" (Mailed October 7, 2003)

November 26, 2003: Judge's Initial Ruling Sets a workshop for January 9, 2004. Parties may file pre-workshop statements, by December 29, 2003, no longer than 10 pages. Bifurcates the proceeding into two phases. Directs PG&E, SCE and SDG&E to file a joint report on the results of the meetings; report is due January 30, 2004; parties may comment on the report by February 13, 2004. Sets evidentiary hearing for February 4, 2004.

December 4, 2003: Judge's Scoping Ruling Confirming that this is a ratesetting proceeding. Sets the following schedule: 1/9/2004 - workshop, 1/30/4 - utility reports, 2/4/4 - evidentiary hearings on costing issues, 2/13 - comments on utility reports, 3/1/4 - briefs on costing issues, 3/16/4 - reply briefs/submittal of Phase 1, June 2004 - final order in Phase 1.

February 13, 2004: Local Power Comments on Joint Utility Report on Community Choice Aggregation Information Issues

February 20, 2004: Motion of Local Power to Accept Late Filed Comments on Joint Utility Report on Community Choice Aggregation Information Issues

March 2, 2004: Pre Hearing Conference on Local Power Motion Second Workshop on CRS - DWR

April 15, 2004 Comments of Local Power on Electric Utility Procurement Plan Outlines and the Imposition of Customer Responsibility Surcharges on Customers Participating in Community Choice Aggregation

April 15 2004 Attachment 1: Widespread Adoption Utility Forecasting Community Choice Scenario (PDF)

(April 15, 2004 Identical Document Submitted to the CPUC's Electric Procurement Proceeding)

April 26, 2004: RULING Filed By ALJ/Malcolm, making minor changes in the schedule: evidentiary hearing is set for June 2, 2004.

May 28, 2004: local power R.03-10-003 Response to PG&E Data Request May 28, 2004

June 2, 2004: Evidentiary Hearing Transcript

June 7, 2004: Evidentiary Hearing Transcript

June 8, 2004: Evidentiary Hearing Transcript

June 9, 2004: Evidentiary Hearing Transcript

June 10, 2004: Evidentiary Hearing Transcript

June 15, 2004: Local Power Witness Paul Fenn's Reply Testimony on The Prepared Testimony of Thomas K. Clarke on Behalf of the Inland Valley Development Agency (submitted to CPUC, parts subsequently stricken by Judge)

Qualifications of Local Power witness Paul Fenn Submitted as Evidence

(Submitted as Evidence to Judge Malcolm: San Francisco Energy Independence Ordinance)

June 24, 2004: Evidentiary Hearing Transcript

July 9, 2004 Initial Brief of Local Power

July 23, 2004 Reply Brief of Local Power

August 10, 2004: Local Power Draft Settlement Agreement for Consideration by Community Choice Aggregators (Never Adopted)

October 29, 2004 Proposed Decision Filed By ALJ Malcolm, with Comments due November 18, 2004; reply comments - 5 days after comments are filed

November 18, 2004: Comments of Local Power on Proposed Decision Resolving Phase I Issues on Pricing and Costs Attributable to Community Choice Aggregators and Related Matters

November 23, 2004: Reply Comments of Local Power on Proposed Decisions Resolving Phase I Issues on Pricing and Costs Attributable to Community Choice Aggregators and Related Matters

November 24, 2004: Motion to Accept Filing Exceeding Page Limitation Regarding Reply Comments of Local Power on Proposed Decision Resolving Phase I Issues On Pricing and Costs Attributable to Community Choice Aggregators and Related Matters

December 16, 2004 CPUC Adopts Phase I Decision on Community Choice Aggregation

Local Power Request for Compensation(February 22, 2005)

Phase II

January 25, 2005 Phase II Pre-Hearing Conference Transcript

February 22, 2005: Utilities File Interim CCA Tariffs

February 28, 2005: Local Power Comments on Utility Interim Tariffs to Implement Community Choice Aggregation

March 9: CPUC Staff Workshop Notes on Customer Responsibility Surcharge and Vintaging

March 11, 2005: Local Power Comments on Credit, Delivery or Assignment of DWR and Utility Power Contracts to a Community Choice Aggregator Customer Responsibility Surcharge

March 16: CPUC Staff Workshop Notes on Utility Tariffs

March 22, 2005: CPUC Staff Outline of Notes from CCA Workshop on Implementation Plans

March 30: CPUC Staff Workshop Notes on Open Season

April 6, 2005: Local Power Comments on Limiting a Community Choice Aggregator's Customer Responsibility Surcharge Liability Upon Submission of Its Implementation Plan

April 26, 2005: Paul Fenn Phase II Opening Testimony on Behalf of Local Power

May 12, 2005: Paul Fenn Phase II Reply Testimony on Behalf of Local Power

May 12, 2005: Matthew Patrick Phase II Reply Testimony on Behalf of Local Power

May 12, 2005: Robert Freehling Phase II Reply Testimony on Behalf of Local Power

May 12, 2005: Barbara George Phase II Reply Testimony on Behalf of Local Power

May 16, 2005: Paul Fenn Phase II Rebuttal Testimony on Behalf of Local Power

May 16, 2005: Robert Freehling Phase II Rebuttal Testimony on Behalf of Local Power
Freehling Rebuttal Attachment 1
Freehling Rebuttal Attachment 2
Freehling Rebuttal Attachment 3

May 25, 2005 - First Evidentiary Hearing Day, Cross Examination of Utility Witnesses on Open Season, Vintaging, and using the Implementation Plan to Limit the Customer Responsibility Surcharge.

May 26, 2005 - Second Evidentiary Hearing Day, Cross Examination of Utility Witnesses on Tariffs and Fees.

May 31, 2005 - Third Evidentiary Hearing Day, Cross Examination of Local Power and TURN witnesses.

June 1, 2005 - Fourth Evidentiary Hearing Day, Utility Cross Examination of CCA and Tariff Panel witnesses.

June 2, 2005 - Fifth and Last Evidentiary Hearing Day, Cross Examination of CCA Tariff Panel and Last Utility Witness.

July 8, 2005 - Phase II Initial Brief of Local Power.

August 1, 2005 - Phase II Reply Brief of Local Power.








 
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