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Renewable Planning and Permitting Program

Docket number 02-REN-1038

Proposing a New Planning and Permitting Program
The California Energy Commission is proposing a new program that would provide local governments with planning and permitting assistance to help them evaluate and expedite renewable energy development in their jurisdictions.

California’s leadership role in renewable energy and clean energy job growth depends on continuing renewable energy development. Permitting renewable energy systems, however, can be challenging for local planning and permitting officials. As renewable energy development increases, the workload for cities, counties and local jurisdictions will also increase.

The proposed Renewable Planning and Permitting Program (RP3), is expected to provide local governments assistance from state agencies with planning and permitting experience and expertise.

The first phase of RP3 is a proposed grants program targeted at assisting the local governments in the planning and permitting process for renewable energy facilities. The grants will be targeted to cities, counties, and other local jurisdictions.

Comments and feedback from stakeholders on the proposed design and content for this first phase are available online.

For more information contact:

Sherrill Neidich
California Energy Commission
1516 Ninth Street, MS-45
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: 916-651-1463

Members of the news media:

Please contact the Media and Public Communications Office.

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