R.13-11-005 Workshop on Energy Efficiency Baselines

The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) staff will be holding a Workshop on Energy Efficiency Baselines on April 28, 2015, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the CPUC Auditorium (505 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA, 94102). Agenda, call in information, and request for comments are forthcoming. In D.14-10-046, the Public Utilities Commission directed…

Energy Efficiency 101

New to local government energy efficiency, and looking for some information to get started? See information in the four main categories below – or, check out some of the new, highlighted resources. Highlighted Resources: Energy Efficiency 101 Presentations (SEEC Forum Workshop): Why Energy Efficiency? Motivating factors, data, and case studies Policies Driving Energy Efficiency: EE Policy…

CPUC Conference Call for Clarification on Baselines White Paper May 2nd

CORRECTED PAPER AND UPDATED COMMENTS DEADLINES RELEASED BY THE CPUC 4/28: Please see here. The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) has shared to R.13-11-005/rolling portfolio stakeholders that Commission Staff will hold a conference call to answer (more…)

How Smart Meters are Changing Energy Efficiency in California

New advanced metering infrastructure that can measure customer load with increased granularity has created opportunities for variable rate structures, effective demand response and increased customer control over their energy use. And now, with the ability to compare real-time usage to historical baselines, the industry can begin to more accurately value “efficiency as energy,” and PG&E…

Distilling AB 802 and SB 350: Coverage on How Energy Savings Are Counted, and Incentivized

Looking for more information on the significance of the recent passing of SB 350 and AB 802 to local government energy efficiency activities? Efficiency.org writer Matt Golden provides a great summary, “New California Laws are a Needed Paradigm Shift for Energy Efficiency.” Given the changes in how incentives are to be provided for energy efficiency,…

Why Benchmarking? NRDC’s Maria Stamas Lays Out Benefits

With the coming implementation of AB 802, building owners will have more access to whole building energy use data to inform actions that can be taken to save energy and money, and contribute to state and local climate and sustainability goals. The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)’s Maria Stamas describes these benefits in a recent…

Proceedings, Decisions, and Legislation

Recent developments, and resources for understanding them, are listed at the top of the page. Scroll down for older, foundational energy efficiency and sustainability legislation, orders, and decisions. CPUC’s Rolling Portfolio AB 802: Building Benchmarking, Data Access/Disclosure, and EE Incentives and Baselines AB 793: Data Access, and Access Adoption Incentives to be Provided by Utilities…
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