This page last reviewed January 9, 2013
Public Owned Utility Allowance Distribution
- Electric Distribution Utility Allowance Table
- POU and Co-op Allowance Distribution Form
- Recipient Confirmation Form
Publicly owned utilities (POUs) and
electrical cooperatives (Co-ops) participating in the Cap-and-Trade
Program have until September 4th, 2012 to let ARB know how to
distribute the 2013 vintage allowances which ARB will allocate to them
on September 14th, 2012. These allowances may be distributed into
the POU’s and Co-op’s compliance accounts, limited use holding
accounts, or compliance accounts of other entities with which the POU
or Co-op may have generating contracts. The purpose of these
forms is to specify the number of allowances that ARB should place into
Please view the Electric Distribution Utility Allowance Table to look up the amount of free allowances the utility will receive.
This information is needed to complete the POU and Co-op Utility Allowance Distribution form for utilities to indicate how they wish to distribute their allowances.
Entities to which utilities will want to distribute allowances must provide the information on the Recipient Confirmation form.
A POU or Co-op will only be eligible for direct allocation of allowances if it has complied with the requirements of the MRR and has obtained a positive or qualified positive emissions data verification statement, if required, for the prior year’s emissions data report pursuant to MRR.
If a POU is provided free allowances, but does not have a compliance obligation because it neither self-generates electricity nor imports electricity out of state, the POU does not have to participate in the Cap-and-Trade Program. The associated allowances will not be distributed and will remain in ARB’s allocation account.
These forms should be both submitted electronically and by mail (signed) no later than September 4th, 2012. Please send the electronic version of this form to David Allgood (firstname.lastname@example.org, 916-445-8238). Please mail the signed copy of this form to the following address:
Attn: David Allgood
1001 "I" Street,
Sacramento, CA 95814