On October 7, 2015, Governor Brown signed the Clean Energy and Pollution Reduction Act of 2015 - Senate Bill (SB) 350 into law. Among its requirements, SB 350 mandates an increase in the procurement of renewables from 33% to 50% by 2030, and requires certain publicly-owned utilities, including Anaheim, to adopt and file an Integrated Resources Plan (IRP) by January 1, 2019. An IRP is a comprehensive planning strategy and long-term road map for meeting state Greenhouse Gas (GHG) reduction goals, while balancing the need for reliable and affordable electric service to customers.
The IRP provides a roadmap for the energy future of Anaheim by 2030. It highlights significant reductions in GHG levels, and is projected to be at least 70% below the 1990 baseline through the divestiture of coal resources and increasing renewable supplies. It also recognizes the role of energy efficiency and customer-installed solar in keeping overall demand at zero-growth. As Anaheim grows as a city, and continues to rely on reliable electric service provided at affordable cost-based rates, the Department will work towards meeting customer needs for a sustainable future.
The Department’s final 2018 Integrated Resource Plan was approved and adopted by the Anaheim City Council in May 2018, and deemed complete and consistent with the SB 350 requirements by the California Energy Commission in early 2019.
Senate Bill (SB) 100, enacted on September 10, 2018, expanded the renewable procurement target from 50% to 60% by 2030. Anaheim has performed an initial assessment of the new requirement and will incorporate the full scale portfolio analysis into the next update to the IRP, which is due in 2023.