On Friday, September 29, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) signed a contract with the California Council on Science & Technology (CCST) to conduct a reevaluation of pipeline access requirements for renewable gas in California.
Pursuant to SB 840 (2016), the CCST has nine months to perform a study focused on reassessing the current pipeline access requirements for biomethane in California, especially as it pertains to requirements for minimum heating value and siloxanes. Stanford University is a collaborating partner, and will be performing the research for CCST.
RNG Coalition staff is hopeful that Stanford will be able to complete and submit their findings to the CCST by the end of 2017. By law, once the study is completed and delivered to the CPUC, the CPUC has six (6) months to act on it.