Evaluation of CPUC Energy Efficiency Program

Purpose of Evaluation 

In Decision (D.) 05-11-011, the Commission authorized funding for Energy Division to assume the management and contracting responsibilities for all Evaluation, Measurement, and Verification (EM&V) studies that will be used to (1) measure and verify energy and peak load savings for individual programs, groups of programs and at the portfolio level, (2) generate the data for savings estimates and cost-effectiveness inputs, (3) measure and evaluate the achievements of the performance basis, and (4) evaluate whether programs or portfolio goals are met.

Basic Methodology 

California’s energy efficiency programs, covering the utility service areas for Pacific Gas and Electric, Southern California Edison, Southern California Gas, and San Diego Gas and Electric, were grouped into one of the two contracts listed below. The approved sub-contractors conducting the EM&V studies for the two prime contracts are also listed. These prime contractors, or one of their sub-contractors, will contact both residential and non-residential customers to participate in phone surveys or to schedule on-site visits, for the purposes of collecting EM&V data and measurements for related to evaluation work during the 2013-2014 program cycle. More detail on each contract group evaluation plan can be found at: www.energydataweb.com/cpuc


The State of California has specific laws that protect the privacy and confidentiality of individuals and businesses that choose to participate in this research. As such, all information collected during the course of this study will be subject to these laws and will be held in the strictest confidence. All information related to this project, whether provided by utilities or collected directly from participants will not be released to anyone in a form that could allow the identification of any business, individual or facility.

Who Is Conducting the Survey? 

The CPUC has contracted with the following private firms that specialize in energy efficiency evaluations:


Itron Inc.
1111 Broadway, Suite 1800
Oakland, CA 94607

11236 El Camino Real
San Diego, CA 92130


155 Grand Ave, Suite 500
Oakland, CA 94612
510- 891-0446

Opinion Dynamics
1999 Harrison Street, Suite 1420
Oakland, CA 94612


Additional Firms

The following is an alphabetical list of approved sub-contractors to the prime contractors listed above, who may be contacting customers as well:

  • Advent Consulting Associates
  • Amerit Consulting
  • Apex Analytics
  • BluePoint Planning
  • Cadmus Group
  • Dunsky Energy
  • Energy & Resource Solutions, Inc. (ERS)
  • Energy Initiatives
  • Energy Metrics
  • Evergreen Economics
  • GC Green
  • IETC
  • Katalytix
  • Katin Engineering
  • Michael's Engineering
  • Navigant
  • New Buildings Institute
  • NMR
  • Opinion Dynamics (ODC)
  • Phil Willems (PWP, Inc)
  • Pinnacle
  • Redhorse
  • Robert Mowris
  • SBW
  • Sergio Dias Consulting
  • Sound Data Management LLC
  • Star Data Systems
  • Sustainable Design + Behavior
  • Tower Engineering
  • TRC
  • Veterans Enterprises
  • Western Cooling Efficiency Center at UC Davis 


Since you are viewing this webpage, one of these firms has already contacted you by letter to provide basic information regarding the evaluation. If you have further questions or would like additional information, please contact:


CPUC Consumer Affairs
505 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94102


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