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…)

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 bayren.org. 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…)

CPUC Evaluation Webinar 7/20: Local Government Partnership (LGP) and Regional Energy Network (REN) Impact Studies

**See Updated Webinar Log In Information Below** On July 20, 2016, Itron, evaluation consultant to the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) Energy Division, will facilitate two public webinars to present and receive public comment on the study plans for two impact studies to evaluate program efforts by the Regional Energy Networks and the (more…)

Whittier Leverages Incentives and Support for Municipal Retrofits – Including Streetlighting, Lighting, HVAC, and VFD Upgrades

As covered in the Whittier Daily News: the City of Whittier is going green. It’s spending about $2.1 million on ways to make street lights and city buildings more energy efficient, a move that will pay for itself in about four years and save hundreds of thousands of dollars afterward, officials said. (more…)

Request for Qualifications (RFQ), Subcontractors to Conduct Process Evaluations of California’s 2015 Local Government Energy Efficiency Programs

Itron, Inc. – operating under contract to the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) – invites qualified applicants to respond to this Request for Qualifications (RFQ), Subcontractors to Conduct Process Evaluations of California’s 2015 Local Government (more…)

Piedmont Considers Approval of Additional PACE Programs Using BayREN Regional Collaborative Services Agreement

Read more in this comprehensive Council Report from Piedmont here. For more information on the Regional Collaborative Services Agreement, see the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG)’s PACE Information for Local Governments webpage (supported by the Bay Area Regional Energy Network (BayREN).    

5/2 EECC Public Sector Stage 2 Meeting Recap, Highlights, & Resources (Comments Due May 25th)

The second meeting (Stage 2) of the Public Sector Subcommittee of the Energy Efficiency Coordinating Committee (EECC, or CAEECC) took place May 2nd. The Stage 2 meeting (more…)

Using Disclosure for Market Transformation: Berkeley’s new Building Energy Savings Ordinance (BESO) and the U.S. DOE Home Energy Score

In today’s Regional Forum held by the Bay Area Regional Energy Network (BayREN), StopWaste presented on how the City of Berkeley’s Residential Energy Conservation Ordinance (RECO) was updated to the new Building Energy Savings Ordinance, or “BESO,” why it was updated, and how the new BESO, or a version thereof, could be a gentle but…

3/16 Public Sector Sub-Committee Meeting Recap, Highlights, Resources

Yesterday’s meeting of the Energy Efficiency Coordinating Committee’s Public Sector Sub-Committee reviewed the analysis of the Program Administrators that will feed the five-year business plans of energy efficiency program offerings and strategies due from Administrators to the CPUC September 1st. Presentations of public sector needs and potential, challenges and opportunities were made by SDG&E, SCE,…

Public Sector Sub-Committee 3/16 Meeting Basics: What It Is, Why It’s Happening and Why It’s a Significant Opportunity for Local Government Feedback on Utility/PA Offerings

The 5-second answer to the above: The March 16th meeting is a unique opportunity to hear and give feedback on the public sector market/needs analysis conducted by energy efficiency Program Administrators, which will be used to develop their business plans for their energy efficiency programming for the next five years. The meeting is a new opportunity…

1/22 Workshop: What’s Next for the RENs?

The purpose of this workshop will be to discuss and compare the two recent EM&V study reports completed on the Regional Energy Network (REN) pilots and to consider how the studies should inform appropriate next steps for the RENs. Senior staff from study consultant firms Itron and Opinion Dynamics with contributing firm Apex will comprise…

CPUC Workshop 1/22: What’s Next for Regional Energy Networks (RENs)?

What’s Next for RENs? Friday, January 22nd – 10:00am-12:00pm | CPUC Auditorium in San Francisco Remote access: Join WebEx meeting: https://van.webex.com/van/j.php?MTID=mbd872e5db2f36484f98c022bc5efcae7 Meeting number: 744 303 263 Meeting password: !Energy1 Join by phone: 866-630-5989 Participant: 336 2110# Presentation: http://eecoordinator.info/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/CPUC-REN-Workshop-1-18-2016.pdf

Video: City of Long Beach’s LED Streetlight Upgrade Project Kicks Off: Plans for 25,000 Streetlights in 12 months

Click below to learn about the City of Long Beach’s LED streetlighting project, which will improve light quality and public safety and reduce energy use by 50%: The Energy Network (Southern California Regional Energy Network, or SoCal REN) provides a one-stop project delivery approach so that City agencies spend less time worrying about procurement and administration.…