Energy Efficiency Baselines
In D.14-10-046, the Commission directed staff to work with the CEC to understand how energy efficiency baselines are applied, in relation to the volume of deferred retrofits and the ability of program administrators to target and accelerate such upgrades cost-effectively, which were identified in the utilities’ 2015 funding requests.
The CPUC, CEC and Navigant are preparing an Energy Efficiency Baseline Analysis is to examine the appropriateness of using the code or existing conditions baseline as the default baseline to estimate energy efficiency program savings for different types of measures, and the implications for future Title 20 and 24 updates, the demand forecast, and ratepayers.
Draft Resolution E-4818
Draft Resolution E-4818 addresses the
measure level baseline assignment and preponderance of evidence guidance to
establish eligibility for an accelerated replacement baseline treatment. This Resolution
presents findings and recommendations resulting from Track 1 Working Group
activities, organized in accordance with D. 16-08-019 by Commission staff, and
implemented with parties and stakeholders.
Track 1 Working
Group, October - November 2016
A working group was
formed during a public meeting held on October 12, 2016 to follow up on issues
related to measure-level baseline and the preponderance of evidence
requirements for dual baseline treatment, per the direction of D. 16-08-019.
The working group held weekly meetings in October and November and produced a
comprehensive working group report on December 7, 2016:
Staff Workshop on AB 802 Implementation - January 26 and 27, 2016
Staff workshop on Existing Conditions Baselines Technical Analysis - November 2015
On November 6th, 2015 Commission staff presented next steps in the implementation of AB 802 (Williams). The workshop focused on the planning stage of the implementation - savings potential for existing baseline conditions. As an initial step on this stage, the Commission contracted Navigant Consulting to carry out a technical analysis to determine estimates for existing conditions baseline. Navigant presented their initial methods for this analysis.
Workshop on Energy Efficiency Baselines - April 28, 2015
The purpose of this workshop was to provide parties to R.13-11-005 the opportunity to provide input on the energy efficiency baseline policies and the analyses being prepared by Energy Division and Navigant Consulting in response to D.14-10-046.
Status and Insights from IOUs’ Existing Baseline Pilots