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California Standby Rates

Date Last Updated6/6/2014
Policy TypeState Utility Rate Policy
Policy Administrator/Contact OfficeCalifornia Public Utilities Commission (CPUC)
Policy Initiation Date5/22/2001
Policy SummaryAn exemption from standby rates for CHP systems was established in Senate Bill 1-28 (SBX 1-28) and expired on June 1, 2011. Since then, standby rates are now addressed in each utility's general rate case. While the standby rate design of each utility will
CHP Eligibility RequirementsDoes Not Specify
Eligible Project Size (MW)Does Not Specify
Minimum Efficiency Required/
Other Performance Requirements
Does Not Specify
Resource Website(s) http://docs.cpuc.ca.gov/published/final_decision/8823.htm exit EPA

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