Mike Peevey, California Public Utilities Commission president, said this week that the CPUC?s procurement planning process next year will use the California Energy Commission?s analysis of the state?s resource needs in its 2005 Integrated Energy Policy Report as a foundation for the CPUC?s own policy making. CPUC staff will not cover the same data and analysis, Peevey noted in a March 14 ruling. In the past, there has been some overlapping staff work. The Energy Commission?s next report, due out in November, will identify a range of resource needs based on its assessment of load-serving entities? resource plans and load forecasts. Its sister agency, the CPUC, will rely on this analysis when evaluating investor-owned utilities? long-term procurement plans in 2006. Peevey acknowledged that the ruling is intended at least in part to prod consumer groups and other stakeholders who might otherwise take a pass on the CEC?s annual report to participate. The CEC will send the CPUC a report based on findings from the annual report for use in the 2006 procurement planning proceeding.