Exploration of resource planning, net-metering, qualifying facilities and distribution resource planning

On October 25th 2017, the Commission issued a decision opening a docket to address implementations of the Renewable Energy Standard (RES), governing rules of Electric Resource Planning (ERP), governing rules of acquisitions of Qualifying Facilities (QFs), and potential new rules for Distribution Resource Planning (DRP). The Commission is seeking input on the two-phase ERP process; implications of trivial standard offers for purchases of RECs for on-site solar installations; ownership of RECs from net metered systems; the applicability of energy storage paired with on-site solar; the avoided cost calculation for QFs; and whether the Commission should develop DRP.