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DRAFT Resolution E-5000 clarifies smart inverter communications requirements in response to the petition of the California Solar & Storage Association for modification of Resolutions E-4832 and E-4898

June 6, 2019

Today the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) issued a Draft Resolution regarding the CA Rule 21 proceeding, specifically pertaining to the Phase 2 (communication) functions compliance deadline. Click the download button above to get the complete document.

The Draft Resolution, in response to the Petition of the California Solar & Storage Association for Modification of Resolution E-4832 and Resolutions E-4898, proposes to move the compliance date from the current date of August 22, 2019 to January 22, 2020.

According to the CPUC, parties may submit comments on the Draft Resolution. All comments on the Draft Resolution must be received by the Energy Division by June 27, 2019. You can download the letter here: California Public Utility Commission – Comment Letter E-5000.

The Resolution will appear on the agenda at the next Commission meeting, which is at least 30 days after the date of this letter. The Commission may vote on this Resolution at that time (July 11, 2019) or it may postpone a vote until a later meeting.

We will continue to update our membership on the resolution status and implications for CA Rule 21 compliance deadlines.

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