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In the Matter of: )      Docket No. 06-IEP-1E
2007 Integrated Energy Policy Report )      NOTICE OF COMMITTEE
_________________________________________ )       

Notice of Joint Committee Workshop on Policies
to Improve Residential Lighting Efficiency in California

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Attachment A

The California Energy Commission's (Energy Commission) Integrated Energy Policy Report (IEPR) Committee and the Energy Efficiency Committee will conduct a joint workshop to obtain input from all interested parties on issues and opportunities to improve residential lighting efficiency in California as part of the 2007 IEPR proceeding. Chairman Jackalyne Pfannenstiel is the Presiding Member of both the 2007 IEPR and Energy Efficiency Committees. Commissioner John L. Geesman is the Associate Member of the 2007 IEPR Committee and Commissioner Arthur Rosenfeld is the Associate Member of the Energy Efficiency Committee. Members of the California Public Utility Commission (CPUC) and other Energy Commissioners may attend and participate in this workshop. The workshop will be held:

TUESDAY, JUNE 19, 2007
9 a.m.
1516 Ninth Street
First Floor, Hearing Room A
Sacramento, California
(Wheelchair Accessible)

Audio from this meeting will be broadcast over the Internet.
For details, please go to: www.energy.ca.gov/webcast/
Parties unable to attend the June 19 Joint Committee workshop on policies to improve residential lighting efficiency in California will be able to comment by conference call.

The conference call information is: USA Toll Free Number: 800-857-6618,
Passcode: "IEPR", Call Leader: Lorraine White


The workshop will provide the IEPR and Efficiency Committees with a broad range of information on the potential energy and environmental impacts of increasing the efficiency of residential lighting in California and a better understanding of what actions other entities and jurisdictions are taking. The Committee is interested in considering what policy options are available to affect residential lighting efficiency and the advantages and disadvantages of different policy approaches, so that the best mix of policy approaches can be established in California.

The Committee invites parties to comment on these issues. Attachment A to this notice provides a list of questions that the Committee requests parties to address.


As required by Senate Bill 1389 (Stats. 2002, Ch. 568), the Energy Commission conducts Ňassessments and forecasts of all aspects of energy industry supply, production, transportation, delivery and distribution, demand, and prices." The Energy Commission uses these assessments and forecasts to develop energy policies that conserve resources, protect the environment, ensure energy reliability, enhance the state's economy, and protect public health and safety. (Pub. Res. Code § 25301(a))

General service incandescent lamps use a significant amount of energy in California, particularly in the residential sector. More efficient light sources are readily available in the market, such as compact and linear fluorescent lamps, halogen IR lamps, and high intensity discharge lamps. New lighting sources are coming into the market, such as white light emitting diodes. These sources offer significant energy use reductions, if they are applied where general service incandescent lamps are used now. Many of these technologies also may have application in directional lighting used in many residential kitchens.

Approximately 75 million general service incandescent lamps and 14 million incandescent reflector lamps are sold in California annually. Typically, general service lamps are sold in well-known wattage categories, with the most sales occurring at the 60 watt and 75 watt levels. More background on general service incandescent lighting in California can be found in the following two reports and others on the Energy Commission's web site:



Lighting in California is regulated by the California Code of Regulations, Title 20 (Appliance Efficiency Regulations) and Title 24, Part 6 (Building Energy Efficiency Standards). Title 20 requires that general service incandescent lamps and state-regulated incandescent reflector lamps sold or offered for sale in California must meet minimum lumens per watt per rated lamp wattage. Title 24 for residential applications requires a minimum of 50 percent of installed lighting wattage in kitchens to be high efficacy, lighting installed in all other interior rooms must be either high efficacy or controlled by a manual-on occupant sensor or dimmer, depending on which room the lighting is installed, and outdoor lighting attached to a building must be either high efficacy or controlled by a photo control plus a motion sensor. Title 24 for nonresidential applications requires installed lighting to be no greater than a maximum power budget (maximum watts per square foot), and be controlled by specific lighting controls in accordance with the various applications.

The California investor owned utilities, and the municipal utilities, offer rebates for new construction projects that exceed Title 24, and for retrofits with specific energy efficient measures that result in an energy reduction. The electric utilities are also participating in compact fluorescent buy down programs; where compact fluorescent lamps, interior hardwired fixtures, exterior hardwired fixtures, and torchieres are discounted at the time of purchase, and educational programs that promote the use of compact fluorescent lamps and other efficient technologies.

Workshop Participation and Comments

The IEPR Committee is seeking the active participation of interested parties in this workshop and proceeding. The Committee encourages interested parties to present their views either orally at the workshop or through written comments. The Committee will take general comment from the public immediately following presentations.

Written comments on the workshop topics must be submitted by 5 p.m. by Thursday, June 15, 2007. Written comments received in advance of the workshop will assist in developing the agenda for the workshop. Please include the docket number 06-IEP-1E and indicate Residential Lighting Efficiency in the subject line or first paragraph of your comments. Please hand deliver or mail an original plus 10 paper copies to:

California Energy Commission
Dockets Office, MS-4
Re: Docket No. 06-IEP-1E
1516 Ninth Street
Sacramento, CA 95814-5512

The Energy Commission encourages comments by e-mail. Please include your name or organization's in the name of the file. Those submitting comments by electronic mail should provide them in either Microsoft Word format or as a Portable Document (PDF) to docket@energy.state.ca.us. One paper copy must also be sent to the Energy Commission's Docket Unit.

Participants may also provide an original and 35 copies at the beginning of the workshop. All written materials relating to this workshop will be filed with the Dockets Unit and become part of the public record in this proceeding.

Additional Information

The Energy Commission's Public Adviser provides the public assistance in participating in Energy Commission activities. If you want information on how to participate in this forum, please contact the Public Adviser's Office at (916) 654-4489 or toll free at (800) 822-6228, by FAX at (916) 654-4493, or by e-mail at [pao@energy.state.ca.us]. If you have a disability and require assistance to participate, please contact Lou Quiroz at (916) 654-5146 at least five days in advance.

The service list for the 2007 IEPR and associated key topic proceedings is handled electronically. Notices and documents for these proceedings are posted to the Energy Commission website http://www.energy.ca.gov/2007_energypolicy/. When new information is posted, an email will be sent to those on the energy-policy email list server. We encourage those who are interested in receiving these notices to sign up for the list server through the website http://www.energy.ca.gov/listservers/index.html.

Questions regarding the 2007 IEPR proceeding should be directed to Lorraine White, IEPR program manager, at (916) 654-4075 or by email at lwhite@energy.state.ca.us.

Please direct all news media inquiries to Claudia Chandler, Assistant Executive Director, at (916) 654-4989, or by e-mail at [mediaoffice@energy.state.ca.us].

For technical questions on the subject matter, please contact John Sugar, Manager, Public Programs, at jsugar@energy.state.ca.us or at 916-654-4563.

Date posted: May 24, 2007

Chairman and Presiding Member
2007 Integrated Energy Policy Report
and Energy Efficiency Committees

Commissioner and Associate Member
2007 Integrated Energy Policy Report

Commissioner and Associate Member
Energy Efficiency Committee

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