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Energy Efficiency

California has led the nation in energy efficiency programs since the 1970s. Due to the state’s efficiency programs, per capita energy use has remained flat, while the rest of the US has increased by about 33 percent.

The CPUC regulates ratepayer-funded energy efficiency programs. The CPUC works with the investor-owned utilities, other program administrators, and vendors to develop programs and measures to transform technology markets within California using ratepayer funds.

CPUC's Energy Efficiency Primer - January 2015

CPUC’s Energy Efficiency Statistics site (EEStats) for viewing up-to-date savings, budgets and expenditures, and cost effectiveness of California’s EE programs (Click on image below)

Energy Efficiency Regulatory and Legislative Activity

Energy Efficiency Proceeding Activity

CPUC, CEC, ISO letter to Senators Padilla and Fuller regarding energy efficiency - January 31, 2014

Decision Authorizing Energy Efficiency Programs for 2013-14

AB758 – Comprehensive Energy Efficiency Program for Existing Buildings

How to Become a Party to Energy Efficiency Proceedings

Energy Efficiency Publications

California Energy Efficiency Strategic Plan

Energy Efficiency Annual Progress Evaluation, August 2012 - A Commission staff report on statewide energy efficiency progress

Energy Efficiency Evaluations - Available on CalMac

IF YOU HAVE BEEN CONTACTED BY A CPUC EVALUATION CONTRACTOR AND WISH TO VERIFY THAT THE REQUEST IS LEGITIMATE, click this link

 

IOU Annual Reports - Individual IOU reports on their EE programs; Available on the California Energy Efficiency Statistics website

Information for Consumers

Energy Upgrade California - Learn how you can save energy, money, and be more comfortable in your home

Flex Alerts - Help California save energy when it’s needed the most

New Vendor Inquiries - IOU processes for considering new energy efficiency technology and program ideas 


Recent News and Quick Links

 

Energy Efficiency News and Information

Rulemaking R.13-11-005 - Establishes a proceeding in which to fund the current energy efficiency portfolios through 2015, implement energy efficiency "rolling portfolios", and address various related policy.

Phase II Proposed Decision - August 18, 2015

2010-2012 Energy Efficiency Evaluation Report issued April 8, 2015 provides detailed evaluation updates of energy efficiency savings and goals accomplishments for California investor owned utilities. See EM&V section for more information.

2013 Industrial Agricultural Large Commercial Non-Residetnial New Construction Whole Building Impact Evaluation Final Report - 7/24/2015

2013 Custom Impact Evaluation Industrial, Agricultural, and Large Commercial Final Report - 7/17/2015

Events, Meetings, and Workshops

DEMAND ANALYSIS WORKING GROUP (DAWG) Additional Achievable Energy Efficiency (AAEE)

August 28, 2015 @ CPUC, Courtyard Room, 10AM to 1PM 

For additional details including dial-in, webinar, agenda and meeting documents, click: http://demandanalysisworkinggroup.org/?p=2466

EM&V Stakeholder Meeting

September 8, 2015 @ CPUC, Golden Gate Room, 10AM to 4PM

Energy Modeling Simulation Tools and Uses Workshop

September 18, 2015 @ CPUC, Courtyard Room, 9:30AM to 4:30PM

Quick Links to Energy Efficiency Program Tools

CA Energy Efficiency Evaluation Protocols – Direction on how

programs are evaluated

 

California Energy Efficiency Statistics – Repository of utility-submitted reports to CPUC

CA Measurement Advisory Council (CALMAC)  - Library of program evaluation and research reports on EE and other clean energy programs

CPUC Energy Efficiency Policy Manual – Compendium of policy rules for implementation of energy efficiency programs

Database for Energy Efficiency Resources - CPUC adopted energy savings parameter values for common and established measures

Evaluation, Measurement and Verification (EM&V) – Information and Resources on CPUC EM&V

IF YOU HAVE BEEN CONTACTED BY A CPUC EVALUATION CONTRACTOR AND WISH TO VERIFY THAT THE REQUEST IS LEGITIMATE, click this link.

Cost Effectiveness Analysis  - Provides information on cost-effectiveness analysis for all demand-side resources

"E3" Cost Effectiveness Calculators – Computes cost-effectiveness of measures and programs

Standard Practice Manual (SPM) –Manual for determining cost effectiveness of demand-side management programs

Energy Efficiency Goals and Potential Studies - A comprehensive assessment of energy savings potential

Emerging Technologies Coordinating Council - provides a collaborative forum to exchange information on opportunities and results from Emerging Technologies activities

Ideation Process - guidelines to develop pilots and other similar projects in collaboration with Commission staff and to guide staff review ; this is process is not yet final

   

Links to utilities, government agencies, and other organizations working on EE

Contact Us:

Energy Efficiency Hotline: 415-703-2776

energy.efficiency@cpuc.ca.gov

 
 
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