CAISO: Unfair Transmission Access Charges (TAC) on local renewables

Reason for submission: Comments on unfair Transmission Access Charges (TAC) being assessed on local renewable resources

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This filing represents the Clean Coalition’s comments on Transmission Access Charges (TAC) in response to a CAISO issue paper. TAC are assessed on utlilities regardless of what portion of their load is served by non-transmission resources such as local distributed generation. As a result, local generation is not valued properly and the development of local renewable resources is depressed. Demand for additional transmission is then artificially increased, which creates higher costs for ratepayers. Detailed information on the Clean Coalition’s TAC campaign can be found here.

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