2018 Case Settlements

To ensure the people of California receive the cost savings and environmental benefits of the Commission's energy and water efficiency regulations, and to support a fair market place, the Commission established a comprehensive enforcement program covering both appliance and building energy standards. The program specifically seeks to aggressively enforce appliance efficiency standards through product testing, engagement with manufactures and retailers, compliance assistance and education, issuance of penalties and other enforcement actions.

On this page you will find annual summaries of cases settled through the Commission's mutual settlement program and those cases resolved in administrative and civil proceedings. Please note that each case is different with a different set of facts, so prior settlements are not necessarily indicative of future settlements.

Public Resources Code section 25402.11 and Title 20 California Code of Regulations (section 1609) provide the Commission's authority for imposing penalties for violations of the appliance efficiency standards and set forth factors to consider when determining an appropriate penalty. Regulated entities are encouraged to actively monitor all product lines to ensure compliance with the state's energy and water efficiency standards.

Public Resources Code section 25534(b) provides the Commission’s authority for imposing penalties for non-complaint thermal power plants with generating capacity of 50 megawatts or more, and any facilities appurtenant thereto. (Pub. Resources Code §§ 25110, 25120). Regulated entities are encouraged to actively monitor their facilities to ensure compliance.

Date Settled Case Settlements News Releases &
Settlement Agreements Program Area
12/2018 Big Toys USA Inc. N/ABig Toys USA Inc. Settlement Appliances
11/2018 Briggs and Stratton Corporation (Troy-Bilt) (12/01/2018) Briggs and Stratton Corporation (Troy-Bilt) Settlement Appliances
11/2018 Dynegy Moss Landing, LLC (12/01/2018) Dynegy Moss Landing, LLC Settlement Siting / Power Plants
11/2018 Pilot Automotive, Inc N/APilot Automotive, Inc Settlement Appliances
10/2018 Comfort Cool Fans, Inc (10/14/2018) Comfort Cool Fans, Inc Settlement Appliances
10/2018 Husqvarna Professional Products/McCulloch (10/14/2018) Husqvarna Professional Products/McCulloch Settlement Appliances
10/2018 Imperial Cal Products (10/14/2018) Imperial Cal Products Settlement Appliances
10/2018 Speck Pumps-Pool Products, Inc (11/01/2018) Speck Pumps-Pool Products, Inc Settlement Appliances
10/2018 Kitchen Bath Collection (11/01/2018) Kitchen Bath Collection Settlement Appliances
9/2018 Stanley Black & Decker Inc. (09/29/2018) Stanley Black & Decker Inc. Settlement Appliances
8/2018 Johnson Outdoor Marine Electronics, Inc (08/15/2018) Johnson Outdoor Marine Electronics, Inc Settlement Appliances
8/2018 Gyphon Mobile Electronics, LLC (08/15/2018) Gyphon Mobile Electronics, LLC Settlement Appliances
8/2018 Pacific Gas and Electric Company (08/15/2018) Pacific Gas and Electric Company Settlement Siting / Power Plants
8/2018 DBT Auto Electrical Products Limited (09/14/2018) DBT Auto Electrical Products Limited Settlement Appliances
8/2018 Maax Spas Industries Corp (09/14/2018) Maax Spas Industries Corp Settlement Appliances
7/2018 Mountain Plumbing Products (07/14/2018) Mountain Plumbing Products Settlement Appliances
7/2018 Chigo Electrical Appliances USA, Inc./Soleus Air (08/01/2018) Chigo Electrical Appliances USA, Inc./Soleus Air Settlement Appliances
7/2018 Le Cache Premium Wine Cabinets (09/01/2018) Le Cache Premium Wine Cabinets Settlement Appliances
6/2018 LEDVANCE LLC (06/15/2018) LEDVANCE LLC Settlement Appliances
6/2018 Positec Tool Corporation (07/01/2018) Positec Tool Corporation Settlement Appliances
6/2018 Dohney Enterprises, Inc (07/14/2018) Dohney Enterprises, Inc Settlement Appliances
6/2018 Nidec Motor Corporation (07/14/2018) Nidec Motor Corporation Settlement Appliances
5/2018 Pulse Showerspas, Inc. (05/14/2018) Pulse Showerspas, Inc. Settlement Appliances
5/2018 Dynasty Spas (06/15/2018) Dynasty Spas Settlement Appliances
5/2018 Hydropool Hot Tubs (06/15/2018) Hydropool Hot Tubs Settlement Appliances
4/2018 Hansgrohe, Inc (05/14/2018) Hansgrohe, Inc Settlement Appliances
4/2018 Greenworks Tools (05/14/2018) Greenworks Tools Settlement Appliances
4/2018 Generac Power Systems. Inc. (05/14/2018) Generac Power Systems. Inc. Settlement Appliances
3/2018 ESI Cases & Accessories (03/14/2018) ESI Cases & Accessories Settlement Appliances
3/2018 XLS Products Inc. (05/14/2018) XLS Products Inc. Settlement Appliances
3/2018 Yuasa Battery Inc. (05/14/2018) Yuasa Battery Inc. Settlement Appliances
3/2018 Sakar International Inc. (05/14/2018) Sakar International Inc. Settlement Appliances
3/2018 Whirlpool Corporation (05/14/2018) Whirlpool Corporation Settlement Appliances
2/2018 Thermal Hydra Plastics (03/14/2018) Thermal Hydra Plastics Settlement Appliances
2/2018 Blue Wave Products, inc. (03/14/2018) Blue Wave Products, inc. Settlement Appliances
2/2018 XtremepowerUS (03/14/2018) XtremepowerUS Settlement Appliances
1/2018 AKDY Imports LLC (02/01/2018) AKDY Imports LLC Settlement Appliances
1/2018 West Coast Spas (02/01/2018) West Coast Spas Settlement Appliances