Workshop on Impacts of COVID-19 on Customer-Oriented Clean Energy Programs 

April 23, 2020

9:30 am – 12:30 pm

(Remote Participation Only)


Phone: 415-655-0002

Meeting Number/Passcode: 963 334 293 

Note: If using your phone for audio, please join the WebEx from your computer first, then call in and enter the Attendee ID the system assigns you. The host may not be able to unmute call-in users that do not follow this protocol.


Thank you to all who participated in this workshop. A recording of the workshop is available here.  Please send additional comments on the topics covered in the workshop to 

Energy Division will hold a public webinar to seek input on the challenges faced by industries focused on customer-oriented clean energy programs during the COVID-19 crisis and to identify possible solutions.

The shelter-at-home directives and the prohibitions on non-essential work and travel, while essential for public health, may negatively impact California’s customer-oriented programs aimed at advancing clean energy. Some of these impacts may be short term and may dissipate once the emergency orders are lifted, while others may be long term and may disrupt the ability of these industries to meet program goals for years to come. Many of the disruptions may impact the state’s ability to reduce the impacts of wildfires and PSPS events or hurt its ability to provide affordable utility service to low income and vulnerable communities. 

The purpose of this workshop is to take a holistic look at the common challenges faced by our customer programs due to the COVID-19 crisis and brainstorm solutions that can be applied widely. The workshop’s scope includes the following industry and program areas: mainstream and low-income energy efficiency, behind-the-meter solar and storage, San Joaquin Valley pilots, residential demand response, transportation electrification, and building decarbonization programs. 

Meeting Agenda

Agenda - COVID Customer Programs Workshop Apr 23 20 

This workshop is a formal CPUC event in furtherance of our regulatory mandate and may be recorded for reference purposes. Energy Division may post the recording publicly after the event. 


Meeting Materials

Slides - COVID Customer Program Workshop Apr 23 20

GO-Biz COVID Resource Slide

SCE Efforts to Support BTM Solar & Storage

CALSSA Slides on COVID Impacts

OhmConnect Slides on COVID Impacts

SJV Slides on COVID Impacts 



Please contact Sara Kamins ( with any questions. 


Proceeding Notice

This workshop will broadly discuss the CPUC’s customer-oriented clean energy programs. Therefore, the workshop is being noticed to the following list of proceedings that could potentially be discussed:

  • R.13-11-005 [EE]
  • A.19-11-003 [CARE/ESA] 
  • R.12-11-005 [SGIP/CSI]
  • R.14-07-002 [NEM/SOMAH]
  • R.15-03-010 [SJV]
  • R.14-10-003 [IDER]
  • R.14-08-013 [DRP]
  • A.17-01-012 [DR]
  • R.13-09-011 [DR]
  • R.17-07-007 [Interconnection]
  • R.18-12-006 [Transportation Electrification]
  • R.19-01-011 [Building Decarbonization]

If workshop participants discuss any open ratesetting proceedings that were not noticed, then any such discussions become ex parte communications, and must be noticed to the open proceeding according to Rule 8.4. One or more Commissioners, Advisors, and Administrative Law Judges may attend, but no official Commission action will be taken at this event.

This notice is issued pursuant to Rule 8.1 of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure which states that an ex parte communication means a written or oral communication that “does not occur in a public hearing, workshop, or other public forum, that has been noticed to the official service list or on the record of the proceeding.” 


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