PG&E and California Cities Surpass Energy-Saving Goals for Step Up and Power Down Initiative

Five California cities that participated in PG&E’s behavioral energy efficiency program, Step Up and Power Down, have surpassed their energy savings goals. For the 18 month program, PG&E partnered with San Francisco, San Jose, Redwood City, San Carlos, and Woodland to reduce energy usage in over 1,200 businesses and 3,100 households. Click here to read…

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).…

CPUC Stakeholder Advisory Group (StAG) Slides: Regional Energy Network and Local Government Partnership Evaluation

The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) is evaluating the value and effectiveness of (1) the new Regional Energy Networks (RENs) and (2) the investor owned utility-local government partnerships (LGPs). Click below to review slides on each (more…)

Updates from the California Energy Efficiency Coordinating Committee (CAEECC)

Updates from the California Energy Efficiency Coordinating Committee, or CAEECC, for the week of July 27th, 2016 are shared below: Preliminary Draft Agenda for August 9 CC Meeting  The Preliminary Draft Agenda for the August 9 CC meeting in San Diego has been posted on the CAEECC site. Please review the topics proposed and email by August…

Proposed CPUC Decision Provides Guidance on Energy Efficiency Rolling Portfolio Business Plan Filings

ALJ Julie A. Fitch’s Proposed Decision regarding Providing Guidance for Initial Energy Efficiency Rolling Portfolio Business Plan Filings is now available. Click here to read the proposed decision in full. The decision outline is below. (more…)

The Latest from BayREN’s Pay as You Save (PAYS) On-Bill Water Efficiency Program

The following was shared in the Bay Area Regional Energy Network (BayREN)’s July 5th newsletter. To subscribe, or learn more about BayREN’s programs, visit Water customers in Windsor and Hayward can use Windsor Efficiency PAYS® and Green Hayward PAYS® to install water upgrades with no up-front cost and immediate (more…)

SCE Webinar 7/14: High Opportunity Programs or Projects (HOPPs), Including Public Buildings Retro-commissioning, On-Bill Financing, and Comprehensive Commercial HVAC

Southern California Edison (SCE) invites you to a webinar providing an overview on three High Opportunity Programs or Projects (HOPPs) proposals related to Public Buildings Retro-commissioning; On-Bill Financing; and Comprehensive (more…)

USEPA Webinar 7/19: Clean Energy Incentive Program Design Details Proposal for Community and Environmental Justice Groups

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is pleased to invite you to participate in a webinar on July 19, 1:00–2:00 PM (EDT), that will provide an overview of the Clean Energy Incentive Program (CEIP) Design Details Proposal for community and (more…)