Energy Citation Programs

Resource Adequacy Requirement Citation Program 

On October 5, 2006, the Commission enacted Resolution E-4017 adopting a Resource Adequacy Requirement (RAR) Citation Program, delegating the authority to issue citations and levy fines for specific violations to Energy Division in order to enforce all Load Serving Entities’ (LSE) compliance with system and local resource adequacy. Resolution E-4017 was superseded and replaced in its entirety by Resolution E-4195 on November 6, 2008. At that time the authority to issue citations and levy fines was transferred to the Utility Enforcement Branch (UEB). UEB also undertakes formal investigations of allegations of non compliance with resource adequacy requirements where such violations fall outside the Citation Program.

 

Renewables Portfolio Standard Citation Program 

On October 29, 2009, the Commission enacted a citation program for noncompliance with mandatory filing deadlines and reporting requirements of the Renewables Portfolio Standard (RPS) in Resolution E-4257. The Safety and Enforcement Division issues citations and levies fines for specific violations to enforce compliance with RPS reporting requirements.

 

California Environmental Quality Act Citation Program 

Resolution E-4550, adopted May 9, 2013, created the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Citation Program authorizing Commission Staff to fine public utilities for non-compliance with Permits to Construct (PTC) and Certificates of Public Convenience and Necessity (CPCN) issued for natural gas storage facilities, electric generating plants, electric transmission/power/distribution line facilities, and substations. Energy Division (ED) will refer cases to SED's UEB when it finds a CEQA violation and recommends enforcement action. 

 

Click Here to review a list of recent citations issued by the Commission via our energy citation programs listed above.