Invitation to Participate in Energy Efficiency Business Plan Development

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March 2016

INVITATION TO PARTICIPATE IN ENERGY EFFICIENCY BUSINESS PLAN DEVELOPMENT

The CPUC-Authorized Coordinating Committee has invited WHPA members to participate in a series of stakeholder public meetings NEXT WEEK to gather input and advice on the development of SDG&E, SoCalGas, SCE, PG&E, Marin Clean Energy, SoCalREN and BayREN’s energy efficiency Business Plans.

This is an opportunity to influence the design and delivery of energy efficiency programs in California over the next five years. Business Plans must be submitted to the CPUC on September 1, 2016. Therefore, we have from now until August 1 to participate in the process.


Any person or organization desiring to influence (or even just observe) this process of developing the five-year energy efficiency Business Plans is encouraged to participate this spring and summer by attending Coordinating Committee and Subcommittee meetings.

The WHPA is currently developing a Coordinating Committee webinar for WHPA members for the week of March 21-25. It will cover the purpose and goals of the Coordinating Committee and Subcommittees and the Business Plan process. Stay tuned!

OVERALL BUSINESS PLAN TIMELINE

The Business Plan development process is organized into the four stages below. You may wish to contribute to discussions in one or more of these stages of the process.

Business Plan Development Stage Time Frame
Stage 1: Market Assessment & Gaps Analysis February – March
Stage 2: Intervention Strategies and Metrics  March – April
Stage 3: Initial Business Plan Chapter Development April – June
Stage 4: Full Business Plan Review and Completion June – August

NEXT WEEK’S MEETING SCHEDULE

For planning purposes, the energy efficiency portfolio is divided into six market sectors:  Residential, Commercial, Public, Agriculture, Industrial, and Cross-Cutting (Workforce Education and Training, Codes and Standards, and Emerging Technology). The following meetings are being held next week:

March 15 (10:00-5:30) – Green Space/EEFG SF 657 Mission Street Suite 200, San Francisco; courtesy of PG&E

Topics:
  • Coordinating Committee meeting
  • Codes and Standards
  • Emerging Technologies

March 16 (9:00-5:00) -  PEC 851 Howard Street, San Francisco; courtesy of PG&E

Topics:

  • Public Sector gap analysis presentations

March 17 (9:00-5:30) - 101 8th Street, Oakland; courtesy of BayREN

Topics:

  • Industrial
  • Agricultural

March 18 (9:00-12:00) - PEC 851 Howard Street, San Francisco; courtesy of the IOUs

Topics:

  • Workforce, education, and training

HOW TO GET INVOLVED

Participation is open: you may participate in person, via phone or webcast in the meetings that interest you, or just provide written input. A public website is under development to allow for access to all of the documents and will be shared with Members once it goes live.

Please email Lara Ettenson, Co-chair of the Coordinating Committee, at lettenson@nrdc.org for more information on how to participate in this open public process and to reserve your seat at the table.
 

 

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