(A) Unless otherwise ordered by the commission, each electric utility and electric services company shall file by April fifteenth of each year, on such forms as may be published by the commission, an annual alternative energy portfolio status report analyzing all activities undertaken in the previous calendar year to demonstrate how the applicable alternative energy portfolio benchmarks and planning requirements have or will be met. Staff shall conduct annual compliance reviews with regard to the benchmarks under the alternative energy portfolio standard.
(1) Beginning in the year 2010, the annual review will include compliance with the most recent applicable renewable- and solar-energy resource benchmark.
(2) Beginning in the year 2025, the annual review will include compliance with the most recent applicable advanced energy resource benchmark.
(3) The annual compliance reviews shall consider any under-compliance an electric utility or electric services company asserts is outside its control, including but not limited to, the following:
(a) Weather-related causes.
(b) Equipment shortages for renewable or advanced energy resources.
(c) Resource shortages for renewable or advanced energy resources.
(B) Any person may file comments regarding the electric utility's or electric services company's alternative energy portfolio status report within thirty days of the filing of such report.
(C) Staff shall review each electric utility's or electric services company's alternative energy portfolio status report and any timely filed comments, and file its findings and recommendations and any proposed modifications thereto.
(D) The commission may schedule a hearing on the alternative energy portfolio status report.