2013 - 2014 Energy Efficiency
Transition Year Programs
In November 2012 the CPUC issued a Decision
approving a budget of $2 billion to fund the 2013-2014 energy efficiency
programs proposed by Edison, PG&E, SDG&E, and SoCalGas. New to the the
2013-14 program cycles are programs that will be administered by 3 local
government entities (Bay
Area Regional Energy Network, Southern
California Regional Energy Network, and Marin
Energy Authority), which provide expertise in comprehensive retrofits and
financing as well as in reaching local communities. 2013-14 Energy
Efficiency program strategies target comprehensive building retrofit
programs for sustained energy savings and financing to aid
customers in making these investments. Other types of programs include
a Multi-family Rebate Program, customized projects for commercial and industrial
sectors, and Lighting Programs that target retailers and manufacturers.
See more Background
on 2013-2014 Energy Efficiency programs.
ORA Policy Position
ORA supports Energy Efficiency as a sustainable,
cost-efficient means of reducing investment in fossil fuel procurement. In
particular ORA successfully advocated for key program strategies for 2013-14
adopted by the Commission:
- Allocation of more than $200 million to financing programs, a portion
of which will be used as leverage to raise capital from banks and financial
institutions to expand the availability of energy efficiency loan programs
to residential and small business customers.
- Contracting with experts in market transformation to develop a plan for
sustainable market adoption by 2022 of energy efficiency strategies, first
focusing on retrofitting of residential buildings.
- Utilizing Regional Energy Networks created by local governments to
administer energy efficiency programs given their demonstrated expertise,
innovative approach, and additional sources of financing, all of which will
help to make the energy efficiency program more cost-efficient.
See ORA’s October 29, 2012 Opening
Comments to the CPUC’s Proposed Decision.
See ORA’s November 5, 2012 Reply
Comments on the Proposed Decision.
Current Proceeding Status
See the Proceeding
See DRA's Energy Efficiency portal webpage.
Energy Commission Energy Efficiency webpage.
To learn more about Market Transormation, visit
Energy Efficiency Alliance (NEEA) website.