This law, called the California Renewable Energy Resources Act, obligates all California electricity providers to obtain at least 33% of their energy from renewable resources by the year 2020. This requirement constitutes the most aggressive renewable portfolio standard in the country.
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- The facility uses biomass, solar thermal, photovoltaic, wind, geothermal, fuel cells using renewable fuels, small hydroelectric generation of 30 megawatts or less, digester gas, municipal solid waste conversion (not utilizing combustion), landfill gas, ocean wave, ocean thermal, or tidal current. And
- The facility satisfies one of the following requirements:
- The facility is located in California or near the border of California with the first point of connection to the transmission network of a balancing authority area primarily located within California; or
- The facility has its first point of interconnection to the transmission network outside California, but within the Western Electricity Coordinating Council (WECC) service area, and satisfies certain other conditions.
- Products that meet either of the following criteria:
- Have a first point of interconnection with a California balancing authority, or with distribution facilities used to serve end users within a California balancing authority area, or which are scheduled into a California balancing authority without substituting electricity from another source; or
- Have an agreement to dynamically transfer electricity to a California balancing authority.
- Firmed and shaped products providing incremental electricity and scheduled into a California balancing authority.
- Other products (including unbundled renewable energy credits).
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