Changes To SOS Procurement Raised In PSC's Clean Energy Law Implementation Docket
January 15, 2020 Email This Story Copyright 2010-20 EnergyChoiceMatters.com
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In a District of Columbia PSC proceeding concerning implementation of the 2019 Clean Energy DC Omnibus Act, the Sierra Club has raised the issue of electricity Standard Offer Service (SOS) procurement
In its comments, Sierra Club stated, "On the electricity side, progress toward decarbonization is being made, largely because of the District’s annually-increasing Renewable Portfolio Standard. The remaining climate-related challenges are procurement of standard offer service ('SOS') and integration of DER. Achieving these goals can be achieved through a planning process that is much shorter than the planning process for gas. The electric utility’s biennial plan should address how it is ensuring that SOS is procured in a way consistent with DC’s climate commitments and explain how it is deploying DER to support renewable energy in DC and to meet DC’s growing solar requirements, which will eventually reach 10 percent of all electricity in DC."
"Changing how SOS is procured could require changes to the Commission-approved SOS procurement processes and parameters. The Commission should explore options to ensure procurement processes are consistent with DC’s climate commitments. The Commission should engage with the electric utility and relevant stakeholders to develop recommended modifications to the procurement process," Sierra Club said