Grant: Advancing the Resilience and Environmental Performance of California’s Electricity System

The purpose of this solicitation is to fund Applied Research and Development projects that reduce the environmental and public health impacts of electricity generation and make the electricity system less vulnerable to climate impacts. The deadline to submit applications is October 9th, 2017. Characterization and mitigation of climate change consequences for hydropower generation and electricity…

New Energy Newsletters Are Available

Newsletters from the Energy Commission and the California ISO are available. The Spark, the Blueprint, and Energy Matters are available now. The California ISO is highlighting the August 21st solar eclipse effects on solar generation and the Stakeholder Symposium in October. Click here to read Energy Matters The latest edition of the Energy Commission’s is…

CEC Workshop: 2019 Standards – Residential Heating Ventilation and Cooling Measures

California Energy Commission staff will conduct a workshop to gather stakeholder input on the development of the 2019 Building Energy Efficiency Standards (Standards). The workshop will focus on residential heating ventilation and cooling measures and acceptance test technician certification provider requirements for the 2019 standards. The workshop will be held on: Tuesday, July 18, 2017 9:00…

IEPR Joint Agency Staff Workshop on State-Level Energy Roadmaps – June 13

The California Energy Commission (CEC) will jointly conduct this workshop with staff from the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) and the California Independent System Operator (California ISO) on Tuesday June 13, 2017. This workshop will provide an overview and update on the actions and status of the following three state-level energy roadmaps: Advancing and Maximizing…

Vehicle-Grid Integration Communications Protocol Working Group

The CPUC, in collaboration with other state agencies, is developing policies that support vehicle-grid integration (VGI). VGI helps align electric vehicle charging with the needs of the electric grid.  To do this, electric vehicles must have capabilities to manage charging or support two-way interaction between vehicles and the grid. The working group will allow participants…

CEC Workshop on High Performance Envelope and Domestic Hot Water Measures for the 2019 Residential Standards

California Energy Commission staff will conduct a workshop to gather stakeholder input on the development of the 2019 Building Energy Efficiency Standards (2019 Standards). The workshop will be held on: Thursday, June 1, 2017 9:00 a.m. CALIFORNIA ENERGY COMMISSION 1516 Ninth Street First Floor, Rosenfeld Hearing Room Sacramento, California (Wheelchair Accessible) Remote Access Available by…

Renewable Water Heating Promises Even Bigger Savings for CA

Pierre Delforge, from the Natural Resources Defense Council, discusses the benefits that solar water heating can provide to California homes and offices. In the development of the 2019 Building Energy Efficiency Standards NRDC proposes a “menu of options…designed to give builders and new home buyers flexibility while guaranteeing energy, carbon, and bill savings.” NRDC proposes a…

BayREN Forum: Household Electrification as a Pathway to On-Site ZNE

The Bay Area Regional Energy Network (BayREN) hosted their first quarter regional forum on March 30th. The theme of the forum focused on household electrification to achieve zero net energy in buildings. The forum began with a presentation on ZNE goals for the 2019 Building Energy Efficiency Standards from Chris Meyer of the California Energy Commission (CEC).…
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