California Program Administrators File Business Plans


On January 17th, PG&E, SCE, SoCalGas, SDG&E and Marin Clean Energy Business (MCE) filed their 2018-2025 Business Plans. Regional Energy Network Business Plans will follow shortly. 

Throughout 2016, the WHPA has been providing regular updates on the Business Plan process to our Members who have participated in the process by providing feedback on these plans through the CAEECC process, participating in WHPA Committees and Working Groups, and via the WHPA Adopted Work Products. 

The Plans are lengthy, with the IOU plans ranging from approximately 300 to just over 700 pages. The Business Plans can be found on the CAEECC website or at the links below.

MCE: Marin Clean Energy's Energy Efficiency Business Plan (January 17, 2017)

​PG&E: Pacific Gas and Electric Company's Energy Efficiency Business Plan 2018-2025 (January 17, 2017)

​SDG&E: Application of San Diego Gas & Electric Company (U 902-M) to Adopt Energy Efficiency Rolling Portfolio Business Plan; Exhibit 1: SDG&E Energy Efficiency Business Plan, "Building a Better Energy Efficient Future, 2018-2025"; Exhibit 2: Statewide Administration Approach (January 17, 2017)

SCE: Southern California Edison Company's Energy Efficiency Rolling Portfolio Business Plan for 2018-2025 (January 17, 2017)

​SCG: Southern California Gas Company's Energy Efficiency Business Plan (January 17, 2017)

Why This Matters to You

Once adopted by the Commission, the Business Plans will provide overarching sector-specific intervention strategies for each of the six sectors: residential, commercial, industrial, agriculture, public, and cross-cutting. These Business Plans set the stage for the future development of Implementation Plans, that ultimately drive the formation, administration, and implementation of energy efficiency programs in California. 

Your involvement in the comment process ensures that your voice is heard. The knowledge gained from the process will enable you to be better informed when the Implementation Plans are in development and awaiting comment. 

Party Comments Due in 30 days

WHPA member Organizations that have “party” status may file comments on the Business Plans through the formal comment process. Comments to each business will be due 30 days after the applications are noticed in the Commission's Daily Calendar.  

For this process, it may be easiest to file a “motion for party status” with the CPUC. If you would like to file a motion for party status, the CPUC’s Public Advisor's Office provides templates you can use to create your documents. Please click here for templates and examples for filing a motion for party status. Please feel free to contact me directly with any questions you may have regarding the process of becoming a party to CPUC proceedings.

What Happens Next?

Once all formal comments have been collected, the Commission will review the plans for completeness and will determine if additional clarification is needed or will provide a Commission guidance decision adopting the business plan. The guidance decision adopting the plan will set budget expectations to be more fully developed in annual budget filings.

As always, we encourage you to participate directly in CAEECC to lend your voice in the public process and to receive updates and information as its released.

Shea Dibble | WHPA Director, Regulatory Affairs and Policy

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