Power Resources

Power Resources Division is responsible for long-term, mid-term and short-term power resource planning and procurement; short term and mid-term power resource optimization, trading, and scheduling; after-the-fact energy settlements with the California Independent System Operator (CAISO) and trading counterparties; power supply and capacity contract negotiation and origination; participation in state and federal regulatory processes; representing City’s interest in various industry forums; regulatory and legislative monitoring, reporting, and compliance; power resource and transmission asset and contract management; and special projects.

With regard to regulatory compliance, Power Resources is responsible for:
  • Compliance with the Renewable Portfolio Standard (“RPS”) established by SBX 1 2, and accompanying regulations promulgated by the California Energy Commission (CEC).
  • Compliance with the California cap-and-trade program established by AB32, and accompanying regulations promulgated by the California Energy Commission (CEC).
  • Compliance with the Emissions Performance Standard (“EPS”) established by SB 1368, and accompanying regulations promulgated by the California Energy Commission (CEC).
  • Compliance with federal energy reporting requirement - administered by Energy Information Administration (EIA)
  • Compliance with state power resource plan reporting requirements (IEPR) - administered by the CEC
With respect to operational compliance and resource adequacy, Power Resources is responsible for:

  • Compliance with Reliability Standards, administered by NERC and WECC (promulgated under the auspices of FERC)
  • Compliance with CAISO operational standards, administered by the ISO under the auspices of NERC, FERC, WECC, and State of California
  • Compliance with resource adequacy requirements and programs, administered by the Azusa Utility Board and the ISO