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AB-2630 California Renewables Portfolio Standard Program: electrical transmission planning.(2015-2016)



SECTION 1.
 It is the intent of the Legislature that the state’s processes for identifying and planning for electrical transmission projects take into account the May 2016 Solar Convening Report, titled “A Path Forward: Identifying Least-Conflict Solar PV Development in California’s San Joaquin Valley, ” and the principles of transmission corridor planning developed by the State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission in response to Senate Bill 2431 (Chapter 1457 of the Statutes of 1988), known as the Garamendi Principles.

SEC. 2.

 Section 399.23 is added to the Public Utilities Code, to read:

399.23.
 (a) The Independent System Operator, when undertaking transmission planning activities, shall take into account the May 2016 Solar Convening Report, titled “A Path Forward: Identifying Least-Conflict Solar PV Development in California’s San Joaquin Valley,” and the principles of transmission corridor planning developed by the Energy Commission in response to Senate Bill 2431 (Chapter 1457 of the Statutes of 1988), known as the Garamendi Principles.
(b) The Energy Commission, the commission, and the Independent System Operator, when undertaking activities as part of the Renewable Energy Transmission Initiative, shall take into account the May 2016 Solar Convening Report and the Garamendi Principles.