California’s Gas System in Transition
Gas Resource and Infrastructure Planning for California follows on to California’s Gas System in Transition, to provide industry leaders a how-to manual on planning for a more just and equitable system for customers, workers, and gas companies. The Gas Resource and Infrastructure Plan (GRIP) is a five-step process to assess the gas resources and infrastructure needed to achieve California’s goal of reducing carbon emissions and local criteria pollutants, while maintaining reliable, safe, and affordable service.
The GRIP opens the door to renewable gas and hydrogen, allowing for fact-based assessment of these alternatives to fossil gas. At the same time, the report anticipates declining gas consumption resulting from efficiency and electrification needed to achieve carbon reduction targets, preparing California for a smaller, more equitable, and affordable gas delivery system.
Consistent with Gridworks mission to convene, educate and empower stakeholders to decarbonize electricity grids, this Report draws on a series of facilitated discussions between key consumer, labor, equity, utility and environmental stakeholders. These stakeholders provided invaluable input, without which this Report would not be possible.
On February 12, 2021, we introduced the report and answer questions in a webinar. The event has also featured a presentation from leaders at the Environmental Defense Fund on their recent report, “Aligning Gas Regulation and Climate Goals.”
Gridworks 02/12/2021 Webinar
- Gridworks GRIP Briefing Deck webinar 2/12/2021
- EDF Aligning Gas Regulation & Climate Goals Deck Webinar 2/12/2021
- Webinar Recording
- Password: California123
- California’s Gas System in Transition: Equitable, Affordable, Decarbonized, and Smaller (2019)
- Recording of Gridworks 11/6/20 Webinar on California’s Gas System in Transition: Equitable, Affordable, Decarbonized, and Smaller
- Slides from the 11/6/20 Webinar