The California Energy Commission has been holding workshops on how to implement the Governor's renewable energy vision.
There will be Committee Workshop on the California Clean Energy Future on the 6 July. I was wandering through one of the presentations prepared for this meeting called Overview and Metric Review, and found this graphic on slide 20 rather interesting, as it looked like a lumpy hockey stick.
No do not ask me what IOU and POU mean, I searched the presentation and could not find a definition. These must be insider terms.
In another section of the presentation, the Committee worries about how to support a million plug in electric vehicles by 2020. Given the poor sales of the Nissan LEAF and Chevy Volt, I am not sure they need worry to much.
As of June, Chevy Volt has sold 2,184 cars in 2011, and the Nissan Leaf has sold 2,167. That is about 725 cars a month in the US and one third of those sales are in California. To reach a million plug in vehicles by 2020 Chevy and Nissan would have to sell about 9,800 plug in vehicles a month in California.
I do not think that will happen any time soon. But, when you are dealing with Governor Brown's renewable energy vision, you have to pretend it will happen and build a capacity to meet a non-existing demand. Remember this is a vision not reality!