The mission of the division is to assess California’s energy systems and trends, providing information for decision-makers and the public that produce policies that balance the need for adequate resources with economic, public health, safety, and environmental goals. The division’s emphasis is to expand staff capabilities in the latest modeling and analytical techniques.
The division is organized into three offices.
The Supply Analysis Office collects data, produces analyses, and provides policy expertise on a range of energy supply issues, focusing on markets and infrastructure that provide safe and reliable energy to California. The Supply Analysis team also assesses supply portfolios that will help California on its path to a 100 percent clean electricity future.
The Demand Analysis Office provides energy demand forecasts to policy makers and utilities by collecting and analyzing data on electricity peak demand and consumption, natural gas consumption, and transportation fuel use. In developing these forecasts, the office uses projected economic and demographic growth, projected changes in rates and other cost factors, estimated impacts of energy efficiency efforts, and historical weather data.
Data collected from surveys is used to understand how Californians' behavior and use of appliances, business and industrial equipment, and vehicles affect energy demand over time. Other energy agencies use the office’s electricity and natural gas forecasts for planning. The transportation forecasts assess progress toward meeting California's alternative fuel goals.
Data Integration and Policy
The Data Integration and Policy Office collects, analyzes, and reports on energy industry data. The office provides essential statistics and facts used to assess and develop energy policy, including data on:
- Electric generation
- Electricity and natural gas consumption
- Refinery and petroleum supply
The office administers surveys studying how Californians use energy and participates in state emergency planning and response. Engineers and other experienced professionals in the office manage and analyze the large variety of energy data collected.
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