California Emissions Performance Standard for Utilities

CA:  SB 1368 established an emission performance standard of 1100 pounds of CO2 per Megawatt-hour for electricity procured by local publicly owned utilities, whether it is generated within state borders or imported from plants in other states. The standard applies to all new long-term electricity contracts after June 30, 2007. The standard was designed to discourage the purchasing of electricity produced from high-emissions sources, whether instate or out-of-state. It will push utilities to rely more on clean sources, including coal with carbon capture and sequestration and renewables. This will help California to achieve its economy-wide emissions targets.

SB 1368

California Energy Commission - SB 1368