• Renewable Natural Gas

    Dairy Biomethane Pilot Projects

    SB 1383 requires the CPUC to direct gas corporations to implement not less than five dairy biomethane pilot projects to demonstrate interconnection to the common carrier pipeline system. CPUC consulted with CARB and CDFA on the development of R.17-06-015, the Dairy Biomethane Pilot Rulemaking, for the selection and implementation of these pilot projects.

    The CPUC adopted the Decision 17-12-004, Establishing Implementation and Selection Framework to Implement the Dairy Biomethane Pilots Required by Senate Bill 1383,  at the December 14, 2017 Commission meeting. http://docs.cpuc.ca.gov/SearchRes.aspx?docformat=ALL&DocID=201352373

    The solicitation for applications is expected to be released in early spring 2018, with applications due in the summer. The pilot program rules ensure that the projects will not result in an increase of criteria pollutants or toxic air contaminant emissions in the air basin where the project is located.

    An interagency Selection Committee consisting of CPUC, CARB, and CDFA, will choose the pilot projects. These pilot projects (which will process manure using anaerobic digestion and produce useable methane gas) are part of the state's efforts to reduce emissions of short-lived climate pollutants, including reducing methane emissions 40% by 2030. The program's data reporting requirements will generate information that allows the agencies to evaluate these projects.

    Link to Decision 17-12-004, December 14, 2017

    Dairy Biomethane Pilot Projects - Upcoming Schedule

     Brief Presentation

     January 5, 2018  

    https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/CARB/bulletins/1bc57bd

    California Dairy and Livestock Greenhouse Gas Reduction Working Group

    Time:  1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

    Location:  Byron Sher Auditorium

    Cal/EPA Building

    1001 I Street, Sacramento, CA  95814

    https://www.arb.ca.gov/cc/dairy/dairy.htm?utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery

    for remote access and call-in details

    Presentation Slide

     
      
      
     Draft Request for Proposal (RFP) Received by CPUC

     

    January 18, 2018

     

     a. Draft Request for Proposal

     b. Draft Project Scoping and Estimation Tool

     c. Draft Request for Proposal (RFP) Received by CPUC

     d. CDFA announces extension of Grant Application Deadline for the 2018 Dairy Digester Research and Development Program

     

     

     

    Webinar/Workshop on RFP

     Jan. 31, 2018

      SB 1383 Dairy Pilot Project Workshop/Webinar Wed, Jan  31, 2018 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM PST

     Wednesday, 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.

     California Department of Food and Agriculture

     Room 101

     2800 Gateway Oaks Dr.,

     Sacramento, CA 95833 

     Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.

      https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/584652581

     You can also dial in using your phone.

     United States: +1 (224) 501-3412

     Access Code: 584-652-581

      Feb. 5, 2018  

     Interested Parties to file Comments on the Draft Solicitation

     

       See Section 5.3 of draft solicitation

       Comments must be filed to the D. 17-12-004 Service List

       For information on filing to a service list, please contact CPUC Public Advisor:

        http://www.cpuc.ca.gov/pao/

      Feb. 12, 2018  

     Interested Parties to file Reply Comments on the Draft Solicitation

       See Section 5.3 of draft solicitation

       Comments must be filed to the D. 17-12-004 Service List

       For information on filing to a service list, please contact CPUC Public Advisor:

        http://www.cpuc.ca.gov/pao/

      Feb. 15, 2018  

     Final Draft Solicitation shall be turned into the Commission, served on the service list, and posted here

      On or about March 7, 2018  

     Selection Committee will issue Final Solicitation

     

     It will be served on the service list and posted here.  Informational updates will be found here.


Immigration Guide