Compliant products save energy and money for Californian consumers and businesses. Enforcement activities ensure compliance with energy efficiency standards and other regulations through stakeholder training, compliance assistance, issuance of penalties, and other enforcement actions. The office enforces regulations governing California’s appliance and building energy efficiency standards, alternative and renewable transportation fuels and technologies including the Petroleum Industry Information Reporting Act, thermal power plants 50 megawatts and larger, and the Renewables Portfolio Standard.

How to Contact Us

Contact the Energy Commission staff with questions on enforcement of appliances, energy efficiency standards, design specifications, marketing and labeling, proper testing and certification. See Energy Commission contacts.

Report an Appliance Regulations Violation - PDF

Enforcement Case Settlements Database

Cases settled through the mutual settlement program or resolved through administrative and civil proceedings are stored in the Case Settlements Database by year.


Appliance Efficiency Regulations - Title 20

Setting minimum efficiency levels for energy and water use in products produces significant savings without affecting the usefulness of the products.

Building Energy Efficiency

Energy efficiency in new and existing buildings can save consumers money. Standards and programs help achieve greenhouse gas reduction goals.

Clean Transportation Program

Funds projects that support the adoption of zero-emission clean transportation.

Petroleum Industry Information Reporting Act Reporting Requirements - PIIRA

The Petroleum Industry Information Reporting Act requires qualifying petroleum industry companies to submit data to the Energy Commission.

California Power Plants

Data on California’s power plants.

Renewables Portfolio Standard - RPS

The Renewables Portfolio Standard (RPS) is one of California’s key programs for advancing renewable energy.