Energy Division and the IOUs collaborated on an Evaluation Plan for energy efficiency programs that comprise the 2013-2014 program cycle. The evaluation plan includes specific sector approaches, including market, process, and impact evaluations, as well as proposed budgets. Read the plan here.
D.09-09-047 authorized approximately $3.2 billion in ratepayer funding for IOU-administered energy efficiency programs in the 2010-2012 program cycle. The Decision also directed Energy Division and the IOUs to develop a collaborative Evaluation Plan, including specific sector approaches and budgets, for the program cycle. Read the plan here.
Reports and Data
Energy Division released the 2010-2011 Energy Efficiency Annual Progress and Evaluation Report in September 2012. The report summarizes the best available information from ongoing evaluations of the IOUs’ 2010 – 2012 energy efficiency portfolio.
The report is based on 2010 –2012 portfolio savings reported by the IOUs through the end of December 2011 and research results available to date, which consist of a wide range of studies conducted by professional researchers managed by IOU and ED staff.
The savings values included in this report were not verified through field research by the CPUC, although the impact studies that provide this verification are underway, the results
of which will be included in 2013's annual report, expected in October 2013.
Read the report here.
Program Funding - Program-specific funding and projected energy savings for the utilities' 2010-2012 energy efficiency portfolios.
Program Reports - Monthly, quarterly and annual utility program reports, including reported energy savings and expenditures, for the 2010-2012 and prior program cycles.
Program Performance Metrics (PPMs) and Market Transformation Indicators (MTIs) - Resolution E4385 established PPMs and MTIs developed by Energy Division in collaboration with the utilities for the Statewide Programs of the 2010-2012 program cycle. The Complete PPM Worksheets referenced in the resolution provides a comprehensive framework of PPMs, MTIs, and associated objectives.
D.05-01-055, established the EM&V administrative structure for 2005 and beyond, giving Energy Division responsibility for evaluating the IOU-administered energy efficiency programs.
Administrative Law Judge Ruling specifying reporting requirements and timeline for 2006-2008 program cycle evaluation.
D.05-09-043 approved $2.1 billion of rate-payer-funded energy efficiency programs for the 2006-2008 program cycle.
D.08-10-027 approved IOU-administered energy efficiency programs for the 2009 bridge funding year.
Reports and Data
Energy Division's interim reports on verified costs and installations for 2006-2008 program activities are here.
Energy Division's final evaluation report for the 2006-2008 program cycle, including portfolio and program savings, cost-effectiveness, and GHG emissions reductions, is here.
The 60-day Report summarizes IOU responses to recommendations presented in the 2006-2008 impact and process evaluations and market assessments and how these recommendations would be addressed in the 2010-2012 and subsequent program cycles.
Final Commission-authorized energy savings and incentive awards for the 2006-2008 program cycle are found in the Evaluation and Scenario Analysis reports.
Evaluated savings for the 2009 Bridge Funding year are presented in the 2009 Bridge Year report.
Risk Reward Incentive Mechanism (RRIM)
In D.07-09-043, the Commission established the Risk Reward Incentive Mechanism, which would allow the IOUs to receive financial rewards based on meeting specific energy efficiency program performance goals.
D.08-12-059 amended D.07-09-043 and authorized an initial payment of financial incentives to the IOUs.
D.09-12-045 authorized the second payment of financial incentives to the IOUs.
D.10-12-049 authorized the third payment of financial incentives to the IOUs.
Prior to the 2006-2008 program cycle, the IOUs were responsible for all energy efficiency program evaluation with limited Energy Division oversight.
IOU-led evaluations for the 2004-2005 program cycle, including impact, market and process evaluations, can be found at on the searchable California Measurement Advisory Council (CalMAC) website at www.calmac.org.
See R.01-08.028 for all Commission decisions regarding the 2004-2005 program cycle.
See R.01-08.028 on the CPUC website for all Commission decisions regarding the 2002-2003 program cycle.
The IOUs were responsible for all energy efficiency program evaluation for the 2002-2003 program cycle, with limited Energy Division oversight.
IOU-led evaluations for the 2002-2003 program cycle, including impact, market and process evaluations, can be found at on the searchable California Measurement Advisory Council (CalMAC) website at www.calmac.org.
Energy Division's summary report on the IOU-led evaluations is available here.
Water and Energy
One of the state’s largest end uses of electricity is in the treatment, heating, and conveyance of water in California. This is known to many as the “Water/Energy Nexus.” The IOUs currently offer many incentive programs in the areas of energy efficiency, demand response, and distributed generation related to the water/energy nexus. Read more about the Water/Energy Nexus here.