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In the Matter of:

Preparation of the
2009 Integrated Energy Policy Report

Docket No. 09-IEP-1F

NOTICE OF STAFF WORKSHOP

 

Staff Workshop on Publicly Owned Utilities' Energy
Efficiency Program Achievements

The California Energy Commission's (Energy Commission) Integrated Energy Policy Report (IEPR) Committee will hold a workshop to discuss the progress of California's 39 publicly owned utilities (POUs) in meeting their adopted annual goals to acquire all available energy efficiency and demand reduction resources that are cost effective, reliable, and feasible. Commissioner Jeffrey D. Byron is the Presiding Member and Vice Chair James D. Boyd is the Associate Member. Other Commissioners may attend and participate in this workshop. The workshop will be held:

TUESDAY, JUNE 9, 2009
9 a.m.
CALIFORNIA ENERGY COMMISSION
1516 Ninth Street
First Floor, Hearing Room A
Sacramento, California
(Wheelchair Accessible)

Remote Attendance

Presentations and audio from the meeting will be broadcast via our WebEx web conferencing system. For details on how to participate via WebEx, please see the "Participation through WebEx" section at the end of this notice.

Purpose

The workshop discussion will focus on the progress California's POUs have made toward achieving the efficiency goals adopted in the 2007 IEPR. The status and early results of the independent program evaluations will be discussed. These measurement and verification studies (M&V) analyze the design, implementation, and effectiveness of their efficiency programs. M&V studies have the ability to substantially improve program design, delivery, and increase savings impacts.

The POUs' investments in their efficiency programs will also be discussed. The primary source of funding for these programs is the public goods charge (PGC). A few POUs have shown a commitment to energy efficiency by allocating additional monies from their general funds, including a few targeting procurement funds. It may be in most utilities' interest to expand their energy efficiency programs using utility funding beyond their PGC allocation.

The concerns of the POUs that are now operating in a more difficult economic climate than when the efficiency goals were set will also be discussed. The POUs' programs may benefit from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds which will be available in 2009-2010.

Background

California's publicly owned utilities have a legislative mandate to first acquire all available energy efficiency and demand reduction resources that are cost effective, reliable, and feasible in procuring energy. Annual reports of their investments and progress are required to be filed annually with the Energy Commission. (SB1037, Kehoe, Chapter 366, Statutes of 2005)

Every three years, beginning in 2007, the POUs are required to identify all potentially achievable cost-effective energy efficiency and establish annual targets for efficiency savings and demand reduction for the next 10 years. It is the Energy Commission's responsibility to include a comparison of the utilities' achievements towards those goals in the IEPR. The Energy Commission, in consultation with the California Public Utilities Commission, is also directed to develop a statewide estimate of all potentially achievable cost-effective electricity and natural gas efficiency savings, establish a statewide annual target for energy efficiency and demand reduction for the following 10 years, and recommend any improvements that can be made in setting or achieving the annual efficiency targets. (AB2021, Levine, Chapter 734, Statutes of 2006)

Written Comments

Staff requests written comments on the workshop topics be submitted by 5 p.m. on June 30, 2009. Please include the docket number 09-IEP-1F and indicate "Achieving Cost Effective Energy Efficiency" in the subject line or first paragraph of your comments. Please hand deliver or mail an original to:

California Energy Commission
Dockets Office, MS-4
Re: Docket No. 09-IEP-1F
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 Dockets Office.

Participants may also provide an original and 10 copies at the beginning of the workshop. All written materials relating to this workshop will be filed with the Dockets Office and become part of the public record in this proceeding.

Public Participation

The Energy Commission's Public Adviser's Office provides the public assistance in participating in Energy Commission activities. If you want information on how to participate in this forum, please contact Elena Miller, Public Adviser, at (916) 654-4489 or toll free at (800) 822-6228, by FAX at (916) 654-4493, or by e-mail at [PublicAdviser@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.

Please direct all news media inquiries to the Media and Public Communications Office at (916) 654-4989, or by e-mail at [mediaoffice@energy.state.ca.us]. If you have questions on the technical subject matter of this forum, please call Kae Lewis at (916) 654-4176 or by email at [klewis@energy.state.ca.us]. For general questions regarding the IEPR proceeding, please contact Lynette Esternon-Green, IEPR project manager, by phone at (916) 653-2728 or by e-mail at [lesterno@energy.state.ca.us].

The service list for the 2009 IEPR is handled electronically. Notices and documents for this proceeding are posted to the Energy Commission website at [www.energy.ca.gov/2009_energypolicy/index.html]. 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/index.html].

Participation through WebEx, the Energy Commission's on-line meeting service

Computer Log on with a Direct Phone Number:

  • Please go to [https://energy.webex.com] and enter the unique meeting number 920 822 680.
  • When prompted, enter your information and the following meeting password AB2021IEPR@9 (Please note, password is case sensitive.)
  • After you log in, a prompt will appear on-screen for you to provide your phone number. In the Number box, type your area code and phone number and click OK to receive a call back on your phone for the audio of the meeting. International callers can use the "Country/Region" button to help make their connection.

Computer Log on for Callers with an Extension Phone Number, etc.:

  • Please go to [https://energy.webex.com] and enter the unique meeting number 920 822 680.
  • When prompted, enter your information and the following meeting password AB2021IEPR@9 (Please note, password is case sensitive.)
  • After you log in, a prompt will ask for your phone number. CLICK CANCEL.
  • Instead call 1-866-469-3239 (toll-free in the U.S. and Canada). When prompted, enter the meeting number above and your unique Attendee ID number which is listed in the top left area of your screen after you login. International callers can dial in using the "Show all global call-in numbers" link (also in the top left area).

Telephone Only (No Computer Access):

Call 1-866-469-3239 (toll-free in the U.S. and Canada) and when prompted enter the unique meeting number above. International callers can select their number from [https://energy.webex.com/energy/globalcallin.php].

If you have difficulty joining the meeting, please call the WebEx Technical Support number at 1-866-229-3239. Please be aware that the meeting's WebEx audio and on-screen activity may be recorded.

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JEFFREY D. BYRON
Commissioner and Presiding Member
Integrated Energy Policy Report Committee

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JAMES D. BOYD
Vice Chair and Associate Member
Integrated Energy Policy Report Committee

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