Overview

On July 13, 2017, the Commission issued the Order Instituting this Rulemaking (OIR) in order to consider a variety of refinements to the interconnection of distributed energy resources under Electric Tariff Rule 21 of Pacific Gas and Electric Company, San Diego Gas & Electric Company, and Southern California Edison Company (the Utilities), and the equivalent tariff rules of the small and multi-jurisdictional electric utilities.  The Scoping Memo directs Working Group Three to develop proposals to address eleven issues related to streamlining and improving the interconnection process. The working group is to submit a final report no later than June 14, 2019. See the Scoping Memo for the full scoping proposed for Working Group Three. The report shall recommend proposals to address the following issues:

  • Issue 12: How can the Commission improve certainty around timelines for distribution upgrade planning, cost estimation, and construction? Should the Commission consider adopting enforcement measures with respect to these timelines?  If so, what should those measures be? Addition: When should the Commission consider results of an initial review or detailed study to be binding? Under what circumstances should the Commission allow the results to be changed?
  • Issue 15: Should the Commission require itemized billing for distribution upgrades to enable customer comparison between estimated and billed costs and verification of the accuracy of billed costs?
  • Issue 16: Should the Commission encourage third party construction of upgrades to support more timely and cost-effective interconnection, and if so, how?
  • Issue 20: How should the Commission coordinate Commission-jurisdictional and Federal Energy Regulatory Commission-jurisdictional interconnection rules for behind-the-meter distributed energy resources, including modification of queuing rules for Rule 21 and Wholesale Distribution Access Tariff (WDAT) projects seeking to interconnect at the same location, clarification of the rules for projects wanting to transfer between the Rule 21 and WDAT queues, and streamlining of the transfer process?
  • Issue 22: Should the Commission require the Utilities to make improvements to their interconnection application portals? If yes, what should those improvements be?
  • Issue 23: Should the Commission consider issues related to the interconnection of electric vehicles and related charging infrastructure and devices and, if so, how?
  • Issue 24: Should the Commission modify the formula for calculating the Cost-of-Ownership charge and, if so, how?
  • Issue 27: What should be the operational requirements of smart inverters? What rules and procedures should the Commission adopt for adjusting smart inverter functions via communication controls?
  • Issue 28: How should the Commission coordinate with the Integrated Distributed Energy Resource proceeding to ensure operational requirements are aligned with any relevant valuation mechanisms?
  • Issue A: What changes are needed to clarify the parameters for approval of system design to achieve non-export and limited export.
  • Issue B: How should utilities treat generating capacity for behind the meter paired solar and storage systems that are not certified non-export?

 

Gridworks is the lead Facilitator for this Working Group. For all other information related to R.17-07-007, please visit the CPUC website.

 

All Rule 21 working group two documents can be found on Gridworks website here.

Next Meeting

Dec
19
Wed
Rule 21 Working Group 3 – SIWG Call (Issue 27/28) December 19

Rule 21 Working Group 3 and SIWG participants,   Please hold this time for a 2-hour call to discuss Issue 27/28 of Rule 21 Working Group 3   Call in information will be updated shortly.   The most up-to-date meeting calendar will be available at the Rule 21 WG 3 […]

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December 19 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm UTC-7
Jan
3
Thu
Rule 21 Working Group 3: weekly call (1/3)

Rule 21 Working Group 3 participants,   Please hold this time for a 2-hour call.   Call-in information: Join the call: https://www.uberconference.com/gridworks Optional dial in number: 415-429-8160 No PIN needed   The Working Group 3 meeting schedule is: one in-person meeting every three weeks, and a 2-hour call in between […]

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January 3, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm UTC-7
Jan
10
Thu
Rule 21 Working Group 3: In-person workshop (1/10)

Rule 21 Working Group 3 participants, Please hold this time for an in-person workshop at the Oakland Centre (1000 Broadway Oakland, CA). The meeting invite will be updated with the agenda shortly. Call-in information: Join the call: https://www.uberconference.com/gridworks Optional dial in number: 415-429-8160 No PIN needed The Working Group 3 […]

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January 10, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm UTC-7
Jan
11
Fri
Rule 21 Working Group 3 – SIWG Call (Issue 27/28) January 11

Rule 21 Working Group 3 and SIWG participants,   Please hold this time for a 2-hour call to discuss Issue 27/28 of Rule 21 Working Group 3   Call in information will be updated shortly.   The most up-to-date meeting calendar will be available at the Rule 21 WG 3 […]

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January 11, 2019 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm UTC-7
Jan
16
Wed
Rule 21 Working Group 3: weekly call (1/16)

Rule 21 Working Group 3 participants,   Please hold this time for a 2-hour call.   Call-in information: Join the call: https://www.uberconference.com/gridworks Optional dial in number: 415-429-8160 No PIN needed   The Working Group 3 meeting schedule is: one in-person meeting every three weeks, and a 2-hour call in between […]

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January 16, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm UTC-7
Jan
23
Wed
Rule 21 Working Group 3: In-person workshop (1/23)

Rule 21 Working Group 3 participants, Please hold this time for an in-person workshop – location TBD. The meeting invite will be updated with the agenda shortly.   Call-in information: Join the call: https://www.uberconference.com/gridworks Optional dial in number: 415-429-8160 No PIN needed   The Working Group 3 meeting schedule is: […]

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January 23, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm UTC-7
Jan
31
Thu
Rule 21 Working Group 3 – SIWG Call (Issue 27/28) January 31

Rule 21 Working Group 3 and SIWG participants,   Please hold this time for a 2.5-hour call to discuss Issue 27/28 of Rule 21 Working Group 3   Call in information will be updated shortly.   The most up-to-date meeting calendar will be available at the Rule 21 WG 3 […]

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January 31, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm UTC-7
Feb
6
Wed
Rule 21 Working Group 3: weekly call (2/6)

Rule 21 Working Group 3 participants, Please hold this time for a 2-hour call.   Call-in information: Join the call: https://www.uberconference.com/gridworks Optional dial in number: 415-429-8160 No PIN needed   The Working Group 3 meeting schedule is: one in-person meeting every three weeks, and a 2-hour call in between in-person […]

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February 6, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm UTC-7
Feb
13
Wed
Rule 21 Working Group 3: In-person workshop (2/13)

Rule 21 Working Group 3 participants, Please hold this time for an in-person workshop at the CPUC (Golden Gate Room). The meeting invite will be updated with the agenda shortly. Call-in information: Join the call: https://www.uberconference.com/gridworks Optional dial in number: 415-429-8160 No PIN needed The Working Group 3 meeting schedule […]

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February 13, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm UTC-7
Feb
21
Thu
Rule 21 Working Group 3 – SIWG Call (Issue 27/28) February 21

Rule 21 Working Group 3 and SIWG participants,   Please hold this time for a 2.5-hour call to discuss Issue 27/28 of Rule 21 Working Group 3   Call in information will be updated shortly.   The most up-to-date meeting calendar will be available at the Rule 21 WG 3 […]

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February 21, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm UTC-7
Feb
27
Wed
Rule 21 Working Group 3: weekly call (2/27)

Rule 21 Working Group 3 participants, Please hold this time for a 2-hour call.   Call-in information: Join the call: https://www.uberconference.com/gridworks Optional dial in number: 415-429-8160 No PIN needed   The Working Group 3 meeting schedule is: one in-person meeting every three weeks, and a 2-hour call in between in-person […]

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February 27, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm UTC-7
Mar
6
Wed
Rule 21 Working Group 3: In-person workshop (3/6)

Rule 21 Working Group 3 participants, Please hold this time for an in-person workshop at the CPUC (Golden Gate Room). The meeting invite will be updated with the agenda shortly. Call-in information: Join the call: https://www.uberconference.com/gridworks Optional dial in number: 415-429-8160 No PIN needed The Working Group 3 meeting schedule […]

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March 6, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm UTC-7
Mar
14
Thu
Rule 21 Working Group 3 – SIWG Call (Issue 27/28) March 14

Rule 21 Working Group 3 and SIWG participants,   Please hold this time for a 2.5-hour call to discuss Issue 27/28 of Rule 21 Working Group 3   Call in information will be updated shortly.   The most up-to-date meeting calendar will be available at the Rule 21 WG 3 […]

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March 14, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm UTC-7
Mar
20
Wed
Rule 21 Working Group 3: weekly call (3/20)

Rule 21 Working Group 3 participants,   Please hold this time for a 2-hour call.   Call-in information: Join the call: https://www.uberconference.com/gridworks Optional dial in number: 415-429-8160 No PIN needed   The Working Group 3 meeting schedule is: one in-person meeting every three weeks, and a 2-hour call in between […]

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March 20, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm UTC-7
Mar
27
Wed
Rule 21 Working Group 3: In-person workshop (3/27)

Rule 21 Working Group 3 participants, Please hold this time for an in-person workshop at the CPUC (Courtyard Room). The meeting invite will be updated with the agenda shortly. Call-in information: Join the call: https://www.uberconference.com/gridworks Optional dial in number: 415-429-8160 No PIN needed The Working Group 3 meeting schedule is: […]

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March 27, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm UTC-7
Apr
4
Thu
Rule 21 Working Group 3 – SIWG Call (Issue 27/28) April 4

Rule 21 Working Group 3 and SIWG participants,   Please hold this time for a 2.5-hour call to discuss Issue 27/28 of Rule 21 Working Group 3   Call in information will be updated shortly.   The most up-to-date meeting calendar will be available at the Rule 21 WG 3 […]

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April 4, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm UTC-7
Apr
10
Wed
Rule 21 Working Group 3: weekly call (4/10)

Rule 21 Working Group 3 participants,   Please hold this time for a 2-hour call.   Call-in information: Join the call: https://www.uberconference.com/gridworks Optional dial in number: 415-429-8160 No PIN needed   The Working Group 3 meeting schedule is: one in-person meeting every three weeks, and a 2-hour call in between […]

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April 10, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm UTC-7
Apr
17
Wed
Rule 21 Working Group 3: In-person workshop (4/17)

Rule 21 Working Group 3 participants, Please hold this time for an in-person workshop at the CPUC (Courtyard Room). The meeting invite will be updated with the agenda shortly. Call-in information: Join the call: https://www.uberconference.com/gridworks Optional dial in number: 415-429-8160 No PIN needed The Working Group 3 meeting schedule is: […]

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April 17, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm UTC-7
May
1
Wed
Rule 21 Working Group 3: weekly call (5/1)

Rule 21 Working Group 3 participants,   Please hold this time for a 2-hour call.   Call-in information: Join the call: https://www.uberconference.com/gridworks Optional dial in number: 415-429-8160 No PIN needed   The Working Group 3 meeting schedule is: one in-person meeting every three weeks, and a 2-hour call in between […]

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May 1, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm UTC-7
May
8
Wed
Rule 21 Working Group 3: In-person workshop (5/8)

Rule 21 Working Group 3 participants, Please hold this time for an in-person workshop at the CPUC (Golden Gate Room). The meeting invite will be updated with the agenda shortly. Call-in information: Join the call: https://www.uberconference.com/gridworks Optional dial in number: 415-429-8160 No PIN needed The Working Group 3 meeting schedule […]

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May 8, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm UTC-7
May
22
Wed
Rule 21 Working Group 3: weekly call (5/22)

Rule 21 Working Group 3 participants,   Please hold this time for a 2-hour call.   Call-in information: Join the call: https://www.uberconference.com/gridworks Optional dial in number: 415-429-8160 No PIN needed   The Working Group 3 meeting schedule is: one in-person meeting every three weeks, and a 2-hour call in between […]

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May 22, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm UTC-7
May
29
Wed
Rule 21 Working Group 3: In-person workshop (5/29)

Rule 21 Working Group 3 participants, Please hold this time for an in-person workshop at the CPUC (Courtyard Room). The meeting invite will be updated with the agenda shortly. Call-in information: Join the call: https://www.uberconference.com/gridworks Optional dial in number: 415-429-8160 No PIN needed The Working Group 3 meeting schedule is: […]

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May 29, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm UTC-7
Jun
12
Wed
Rule 21 Working Group 3: weekly call (6/12)

Rule 21 Working Group 3 participants,   Please hold this time for a 2-hour call.   Call-in information: Join the call: https://www.uberconference.com/gridworks Optional dial in number: 415-429-8160 No PIN needed   The Working Group 3 meeting schedule is: one in-person meeting every three weeks, and a 2-hour call in between […]

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June 12, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm UTC-7

Past Meetings

Mar
14
Wed
Rule 21 Working Group 2 kickoff call

Show in My Time Zone Please join us for a kick-off call on Rule 21 Working Group 2. The CPUC’s Scoping Memo directs Working Group Two to develop proposals to address issues related to Integration Capacity Analysis and streamlining interconnection. The working group is to submit a final report no […]

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March 14 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm PDT
Apr
4
Wed
Rule 21 Working Group 2: In person meeting #1

Please save the date for an in-person meeting of the Rule 21 Working Group 2 on April 4, 10am – 3pm, at the Opera Plaza Community Room (601 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA). Join remotely: http://uberconference.com/gridworks/ Dial in: 415-429-8160 Agenda and materials will be circulated shortly.   To join this […]

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April 4 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm PDT
Apr
11
Wed
Rule 21 Working Group 2: weekly call

Please hold this time for a 2-hour call. Presentation material: Presentation Issue 8 Scoping Memo   Call-in information: Join the call: https://www.uberconference.com/gridworks Optional dial in number: 415-429-8160 No PIN needed   The Working Group 2 meeting schedule is: one in-person meeting every three weeks, and weekly calls. Calls and meetings […]

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April 11 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm PDT

Working Materials

December 12 In-person meeting materials:

 

November 28 kick off call meeting materials: