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Actual 2011 Renewable Resources 15.5 billion kWh* 21.1% of SCEs portfolio
Small Hydro 6% Solar 6% Biomass 6%

Renewable Resources 28.3 Goals (billion kWh)


15.5 83% Increase

Geothermal 47% Wind 35%

Not to Scale

2011 Actual Deliveries

2020 33% RPS Goal

Preliminary EIA energy data** (kWh) indicates that in 2010 SCE procured: 49% of the nation's and 59% of California's geothermal generation 55% of the nation's and 87% of California's solar generation 5% of the nation's and 64% of California's wind generation
*http://www.cpuc.ca.gov/PUC/energy/Renewables/compliance.htm **http://www.eia.gov
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Feed-in Tariffs ( 370 MW)

Bilaterals ( 530 MW)

RPS Solicitations ( 6,500 MW)

Renewable PURPA* QF (Historically) ( 2,300 MW) 13 MW new QF-SOC

California Renewable Energy Small Tariff (CREST) Solar Photovoltaic Program (SPVP) Renewable Auction Mechanism (RAM)**

Many options exist for renewables developers. Bulk of RPS goals are met using competitive solicitations.

*PURPA - Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act **RAM replaced SCEs Renewable Standard Contract (RSC)
Data current as of June 14, 2012

Permitting, siting, approval and construction of transmission Uncertainty surrounding the federal production and investment tax credits Heavily subscribed interconnection queue Developer experience and performance Curtailment Lack of flexibility in the regulatory process

Nameplate Capacity (MW)

New & Existing Generation

Intermittent* Baseload** 22,669 MW

7,699 MW

Source: 2010 LTTP Track I Joint IOU Case *Includes: Solar Thermal, Solar PV, and Wind **Includes: Geothermal, Biomass, and Small Hydro 6

Wind generation over one month (CA)

Solar PV generation over 1 day (AZ)

22,669 MW

Sources: CAISO; Carnegie Mellon Electricity Industry Center 7

Increased risk of negative pricing due to oversupply and congestion Already observed in other regions as their renewable penetration has increased
Texas, ERCOT: Prices were below zero for an eighth of all hours 22,669 MW in West Texas in 2008 Pacific Northwest, BPA: Implemented a Negative Pricing Policy to curtail generators in 2011 after severe oversupply events in June 2010

7,699 MW

Flexible resources must be part of the solution to balance variable output to better match generation to demand
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California has a robust and highly competitive renewables market. SCE looks to competitive markets as the primary means for renewables procurement. Though there are barriers to renewable development, SCE is doing its part to address some of those barriers.

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