As part of the implementation of AB793, the CPUC has mandated all regulated utilities to have energy management technology marketplaces online for their customers by the end of 2017. Local governments can leverage existing marketplaces to help engage their citizens.
Pacific Gas & Electric, San Diego Gas & Electric, and the Los Angeles Dept. of Water and Power already have live marketplaces, accessible to everyone with utility incentives available to 60% of all households in CA so far. SCE and SoCal Gas will have live marketplaces by the end of 2017.
Market Places by Utility:
These marketplaces are a great resource to transform markets and help residents shop energy smart. The sites currently span 22 product categories. They provide shoppers with full market coverage across retailers, brands and models; a daily updated, relative energy efficiency score on a zero to 100 scale; energy bill savings and total cost of ownership implications of product choices – combined with price drop alerts, online rebate sign-up, local store information and other modern tools that make the energy efficient choice the easy choice.