The 2022 Scoping Plan Update will assess progress towards achieving the Senate Bill 32 (SB 32) 2030 target and lay out a path to achieve carbon neutrality no later than 2045. The electricity sector is poised to play a pivotal role in our deep decarbonization efforts. The sector needs to substantially reduce emissions, while demand rises, as other sectors such as transportation and buildings look to electrification to migrate from fossil fuels to reduce their own emissions. This transition will require unprecedented build rates of new renewable and zero-carbon generation and storage resources, while simultaneously addressing concerns regarding reliability, resiliency, competing priorities for land use, and consumer affordability.
The California Air Resources Board (CARB), in collaboration, with the California Energy Commission, California Public Utilities Commission, and California Independent System Operator, have assembled speakers to discuss the electricity sector in meeting the State’s energy, climate, and air quality goals. This workshop will inform the 2022 Scoping Plan Update. Stakeholder input and feedback are encouraged.