To ensure the people of California receive the cost savings and environmental benefits of the California Energy Commission's (CEC) energy and water efficiency regulations, and to support a fair marketplace, CEC established a comprehensive enforcement program covering both appliance and building energy standards. The program specifically seeks to enforce appliance efficiency standards through product testing, engagement with manufacturers 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 CEC'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 CEC'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 CEC’s authority for imposing penalties for non-compliant thermal power plants with generating capacity of 50 megawatts or more, and any facilities appurtenant thereto. (Pub. Resources Code §§ 2511025120). Regulated entities are encouraged to actively monitor their facilities to ensure compliance.

Contact: Appliance Enforcement | applianceenforcement@energy.ca.gov

Enforcement Case Settlement - Display
Date Settled Case Settlement News Releases & Documents Settlement Agreement Program Area
July 2024 Spring Rain Global Inc dba Cranach Hardware 07/16/2024 Spring Rain Global Inc. dba Cranach Hardware Settlement Appliances
May 2024 Sunco Lighting Incorporated 06/01/2024 Sunco Lighting Incorporated Settlement Appliances
May 2024 The Toro Company 06/01/2024 The Toro Company Settlement Appliances
April 2024 Swiss Madison LLC 04/29/2024 Swiss Madison LLC Settlement Appliances
April 2024 Dell Technologies, Inc. 04/29/2024 Dell Technologies, Inc. Settlement Appliances
March 2024 CyberPower Incorporated CyberPower Incorporated Settlement Appliances
February 2024 Heshan Yiwanjia Sanitary Ware Co., Ltd. 02/10/2024 Heshan Yiwanjia Sanitary Ware Co., Ltd. Settlement Appliances
December 2023 Cree Lighting USA, LLC 01/13/2024 Cree Lighting USA, LLC Settlement Appliances
December 2023 ViewSonic Corporation 12/15/2023 ViewSonic Corporation Settlement Appliances
December 2023 NZXT Incorporated 12/09/2023 NZXT Incorporated Settlement Appliances
November 2023 Wenzhou Yunduo Sanitary Ware Technology, Company Limited 11/30/2023 Wenzhou Yunduo Sanitary Ware Technology, Company Limited Settlement Appliances
November 2023 Halco Lighting Technologies 11/12/2023 Halco Lighting Technologies Settlement Appliances
October 2023 Razer USA Ltd. 11/01/2023 Razer USA Ltd. Settlement Appliances
October 2023 Zotac USA Incorporated 10/14/2023 Zotac USA Incorporated Settlement Appliances
October 2023 Home Depot USA Incorporated 10/14/2023 Home Depot USA incorporated Settlement Appliances