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In the Matter of: )      Docket No. 06-IEP-1E
  )      Docket No. 06-IEP-1M
Preparation of the )       
2007 Integrated Energy Policy Report )      NOTICE OF COMMITTEE
(2007 IEPR) )      WORKSHOP
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Notice of Committee Workshop on
Assembly Bill 2021 Implementation - Related to
Targets for Statewide Energy Efficiency Savings and
Additional Energy Efficiency Cases for the Scenario Project


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The California Energy Commission's (Energy Commission) Integrated Energy Policy Report (IEPR) Committee (Committee) will conduct a workshop to receive input and public comments on the implementation of Assembly Bill 2021 (Levine, Chapter 734, Statutes of 2006). Chairman Jackalyne Pfannenstiel is the Presiding Member and Commissioner John L. Geesman is the Associate Member of the IEPR Committee. Other Commissioners may attend and participate in this workshop. The workshop will be held:

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2007
9:00 a.m.
CALIFORNIA ENERGY COMMISSION
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 this Committee workshop will be able to comment by conference call.
To participate in the workshop by phone,
Please call 800-857-6618 at or after 9:00 a.m. on 9/17/07
Passcode: IEPR Call Leader: Lorraine White

Background

AB 2021 requires the Energy Commission by November 1, 2007, and every third year afterwards, to develop statewide estimates of all potentially achievable cost-effective electricity and natural gas efficiency savings, and to establish targets for statewide annual energy efficiency savings and demand reduction for the next 10-year period. The Energy Commission is required to develop these estimates and targets in consultation with the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) and local publicly owned electric utilities (POUs) in a public process that allows input from other stakeholders.

AB 2021 further requires each local POU, by June 1, 2007, and every third year afterwards, to identify all potentially achievable cost-effective electricity efficiency savings and to establish annual targets for energy efficiency savings and demand reduction for the next 10-year period. Within 60 days of adopting annual targets, each local POU shall report those targets and the basis for establishing those targets to the Energy Commission.

The Energy Commission is required by AB 2021 to include a summary of the information reported by each POU in the IEPR and to compare the annual targets with actual energy savings and demand reductions. If the Energy Commission determines that improvements can be made in either the individual level of POU effort to meet targets or to enable POUs to achieve aggregated statewide targets, AB 2021 instructs the Energy Commission to provide such recommendations.

The Energy Commission staff has conducted a Scenario Project that investigates the system consequences, especially greenhouse gas emission reductions from high penetrations of energy efficiency, rooftop solar photovoltaic panels, and supply-side renewable generating technologies out to year 2020. Staff reported its results at workshops on June 18, July 9, and August 16, 2007. In these workshops, staff presented the results of modeling the implications of current energy efficiency goals already established, and for a high energy efficiency strategy encompassing all load serving entities in California. Subsequent to the July 9, 2007 workshop, the IEPR Committee requested that staff develop further cases of energy efficiency savings and to trace through the consequences of these yet-higher levels of energy demand reduction.

Purpose

This will be the third workshop that provides a forum for discussion and comment by policy makers, regulators, parties, and stakeholders for the implementation of AB 2021, which requires the Energy Commission to estimate the potential for energy efficiency by California's utilities and set efficiency targets to realize that potential. The workshop will focus on the Energy Commission staff's draft report on the statewide estimate of all potentially achievable cost-effective efficiency savings and possible targets. Staff will discuss their analyses and findings, including a recommendation for the Energy Commission's final determination of the statewide potential estimate and targets for the next 10 years. Materials for this workshop, including an agenda and staff report, will be available on the Energy Commission's website before the workshop at www.energy.ca.gov/2007_energypolicy/documents/.

Additionally, the Committee expects staff to present the results of additional energy efficiency cases in a manner comparable to, and compared with, that of the earlier cases. As the highest priority in the Energy Action Plan and the 2003 Integrated Energy Policy Report's loading order, the IEPR Committee is interested in the extent to which very aggressive energy efficiency strategies can help to achieve carbon dioxide emission reductions in the electricity sector. It is especially important to understand the costs and benefits of further increments of energy efficiency savings when mitigation of carbon dioxide emissions in other sectors may lead to increased electrification of transportation or industrial production processes, thus increasing the burden on the electricity sector.

The IEPR Committee believes that discussing this facet of the Scenario Project at the same workshop as the AB 2021 implementation effort can lead to important cross-fertilization between those interested in the accelerated penetration of energy efficiency seemingly needed for AB 32 implementation, and those working to achieve more comprehensive recognition of energy efficiency goals among POUs and investor-owned utilities (IOUs).

Written Comments

Written comments on the September 17, 2007 workshop topics must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, September 21, 2007. Please include the docket number 06-IEP-1E and 06-IEP-1M and indicate 2007 IEPR - AB 2021 and Scenario Project in the subject line or first paragraph of your comments. The Energy Commission encourages filing written comments by e-mail. Please include your name or organization in the file name. Those submitting comments by e-mail must provide them in either Microsoft Word format or as a Portable Document File (PDF) to docket@energy.state.ca.us.

In addition to electronic filing, one original paper copy must also be hand-delivered or mailed to:

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

Workshop participants may also provide an original paper copy and 10 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.

Public Participation

The Energy Commission's Public Adviser's Office is available to assist the public in participating in Energy Commission activities. If you would like information on how to participate in this workshop, please contact the Public Adviser's Office by phone 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 before the workshop.

Please direct questions regarding the 2007 IEPR proceeding to Lorraine White, IEPR Program Manager, at (916) 654-4075 or by email at lwhite@energy.state.ca.us. For technical questions regarding this workshop, please contact Kae Lewis at (916) 654-4176 or by e-mail at klewis@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.

The service list for the 2007 IEPR is handled electronically. Notices and documents for these proceedings are posted to the Energy Commission website at: www.energy.ca.gov/2007_energypolicy/.

When new information is posted, an e-mail will be sent to those on the energy policy e-mail list server. We encourage those who are interested in receiving these notices to sign up for the list server through the website www.energy.ca.gov/listservers/.

Date: August 30, 2007

commissioner signature
JACKALYNE PFANNENSTIEL
Chairman and Presiding Member
Integrated Energy Policy Report Committee
commissioner signature
JOHN L. GEESMAN
Commissioner and Associate Member
Integrated Energy Policy Report Committee

Date Posted: September 5, 2007

Note: The California Energy Commission's formal name is the State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission.

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