The California Energy Commission will implement Senate Bill 49 (Skinner, Chapter 697, Statues of 2019) by adopting feasible and cost effective standards considering a list of priorities and factors outlined in statutes (e.g., cost, benefits to consumers, alignment of energy demand and supply, and maintain grid reliability).
When developing these standards, the CEC shall consider the following:
- Cybersecurity protocols
- Electrical demand controlled by load-management technology and third-party load-management programs.
- Load-management technology options.
- User-friendly interface and a straightforward setup and connection process.
- Interoperable or open-source options.
The CEC shall consult with the California Public Utilities Commission and load-serving entities to better align the flexible demand appliance standards with demand response programs administered by the state and load-serving entities and to incentivize the deployment of flexible demand appliances.
The California Energy Commission invites interested stakeholders to submit information regarding Flexible Demand Appliances to this docket. The rulemaking will establish standards and labeling requirements to expand on efforts to facilitate and deploy flexible demand technologies for appliances.