2022 - Assembly Bill 64 (Quirk, Bill), Long-Term Backup Electricity Supply Strategy (Dead)
Would have required the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), the California Energy Commission, and CARB, in consultation with all balancing authorities, to develop a strategy by January 1, 2024, on how to achieve the SB 100 (De León, Chapter 312, Statutes of 2018) policy of achieving the 100 percent renewable and zero-carbon resources goal by the end of 2045 in a cost-effective and environmentally beneficial manner. Specifically, the strategy would have been required to achieve a target of at least five Gigawatt-hours of “operational long-term backup electricity” by the end of 2030, and in each subsequent year beginning 2031 through 2045. The strategy would have been required to address carbon sequestration and storage of emissions from conventional power plants. By January 1, 2024, CPUC would have been required to submit the strategy in a report to the Legislature and every four years thereafter through January 1, 2044, detailing the progress made on achieving the targets of the strategy. Was not heard in the Assembly Utilities and Energy Committee.