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 Primer on Energy Efficiency - May 2014
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