Stockton Port District Settlement
Stockton Port District Settles For $25,000
In July 2021, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) reached a settlement agreement with the Stockton Port District (Port) in the amount of $25,000.
The Port is a publicly owned utility (POU) in Stockton, California. As a POU, it is subject to renewable energy procurement requirements, known as the Renewables Portfolio Standard (RPS). The California Energy Commission (CEC) administers this RPS as established in Article 16 (commencing with section 399.11) of Chapter 2.3 of Part 1 of Division 1 of the Public Utilities Code, and also enforces the RPS per the California Code of Regulations Title 20, sections 1240 and 3200-3208. When violations of the RPS are identified, the CEC refers the company to CARB to assess a penalty.
In September 2019, the CEC referred the Port to CARB. It had been discovered that the Port had violated the RPS by failing to satisfy two RPS procurement requirements, procurement target, and portfolio balance for Compliance Period 1 (beginning January 1, 2011 and ending December 31, 2013).
The Port fully cooperated with CARB to resolve this matter.