On October 7, 2015, Governor Brown signed the Clean Energy and Pollution Reduction Act of 2015 - Senate Bill (SB) 350 into law. Among its requirements, SB 350 mandates an increase in the procurement of renewables from 33% to 50% by 2030, and requires certain publicly-owned utilities, including Anaheim, to adopt and file an Integrated Resources Plan (IRP) by January 1, 2019. An IRP is a comprehensive planning strategy and long-term road map for meeting state Greenhouse Gas (GHG) reduction goals, while balancing the need for reliable and affordable electric service to customers.
The IRP provides a roadmap for the energy future of Anaheim by 2030. It highlights significant reductions in GHG levels, and is projected to be at least 70% below the 1990 baseline through the divestiture of coal resources and increasing renewable supplies. It also recognizes the role of energy efficiency and customer-installed solar in keeping overall demand at zero-growth. As Anaheim grows as a city, and continues to rely on reliable electric service provided at affordable cost-based rates, the Department will work towards meeting customer needs for a sustainable future.
The Department’s final 2018 Integrated Resource Plan has been approved and adopted by the Anaheim City Council and can be found here.