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Staff Workshop
Incremental Impacts of Energy Policy Initiatives
Relative to the Adopted Demand Forecast



The California Energy Commission staff will conduct a technical workshop to discuss aspects of accounting for incremental impacts of additional energy efficiency policy initiatives not included in the adopted demand forecast for the 2009 Integrated Energy Policy Report. The staff report, Incremental Impacts of Energy Policy Initiatives Relative to the 2009 Integrated Energy Policy Report Adopted Demand Forecast, will be available Monday, January 25, 2010, online at: www.energy.ca.gov/2009_energypolicy/documents/. The workshop will be held:

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2010
1 p.m.
CALIFORNIA ENERGY COMMISSION
1516 Ninth Street
First Floor, Hearing Room A
Sacramento, California

(Wheelchair Accessible)


Remote Attendance

Web Conferencing - 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.


Background

The report Incremental Impacts of Energy Policy Initiatives Relative to the 2009 Integrated Energy Policy Report Adopted Demand Forecast provides an assessment of the incremental impacts of a set of energy efficiency policy initiatives not incorporated in the demand forecast adopted by the Energy Commission in the 2009 IEPR proceeding. This analysis serves as a supplement to the 2009 IEPR demand forecast by providing estimates of incremental impacts of prospective or uncommitted energy efficiency programs in the years following 2012. These initiatives, which include utility and public agency programs, codes and standards, and other efficiency-related legislation, were not incorporated in the 2009 IEPR demand forecast because they were not considered committed or firm.

There are many descriptions of uncommitted energy efficiency initiatives that could potentially occur during the forecast period. This analysis is not designed to quantify the potential universe of all energy efficiency investments that might be considered economic. Rather, this report seeks to quantify the projected effects from a specific set of aggressive energy efficiency activities outlined in the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC)-sponsored 2008 Energy Efficiency Goals Update Report (2008 Goals Study). The 2008 Goals Study focused on energy efficiency that could be captured as a result of key initiatives through 2020.

Through various decisions, the CPUC stipulates that such aggressive treatment be incorporated in long-term procurement planning for the investor-owned utilities (IOUs) it regulates. The CPUC requested that the Energy Commission develop corresponding incremental energy efficiency estimates that can be subtracted from the Energy Commission's adopted demand forecast. These energy efficiency adjustments are meant to contribute to a managed demand forecast that IOUs would use in the resource planning assessments for the 2010 Long-Term Procurement Plan proceeding. This report includes low, medium, and high estimates of incremental load impacts from these initiatives.


Purpose

During the workshop staff will present their methodology for estimating the incremental impact of these energy and peak demand energy efficiency policy initiatives and goals adopted by the CPUC. Workshop participants will then have an opportunity to discuss with staff, and its consultants, the technical aspects of the staff's methodology and the results documented in the staff report and its appendices.


Written Comments

Written comments should be submitted by February 5, 2010. Please include the docket number 09-IEP-1C and indicate 2009 IEPR Electricity Demand Forecast in the subject line or first paragraph of your comments. Please hand deliver or mail an original copy to:

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

If you are attending, please 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 Unit 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 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 [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].

For technical questions on the subject matter, please call Chris Kavalec at (916) 654-5184 or e-mail him at Chris.Kavalec@energy.state.ca.us].


Participation through WebEx

Computer Logon with a Direct Phone Number:

  • Please go to https://energy.webex.com and enter the unique meeting number 926 331 917 - note corrected meeting number.
  • When prompted, enter your information and the following meeting password CEC020310* - note corrected password.
  • After you login, 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 Logon for Callers with an Extension Phone Number, etc.:

  • Please go to https://energy.webex.com and enter the unique meeting number 926 331 917 - note corrected meeting number.
  • When prompted, enter your information and the following meeting password CEC020310* - note corrected password.
  • After you login, 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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