• Program Administrators (PA’s) (in this case Investor Owned Utilities or IOU’s) file Annual Budget Advice Letters in September of each year. These determine program budgets (in this case for Local Government Partnerships) as well as the direction PA’s are headed with the program. PA’s must include the following:
    • Forecasted Total Resource Cost (TRC) that meets 1.0 (1.25 TRC will be required after 2022)
    • Forecasted energy savings goals
    • Forecasted budget that does not exceed that outlined in business plans
    • Sector-level Measures
  • Updates: IOU’s filed ABALs on September 4, 2018 with protests due October 4, 2018 and response to protests due October 11, 2018. The Energy Division of the CPUC can then approve the ABALs or request changes.


  • 60% of IOU Energy Efficiency programs will be implemented by 3rd party by 2022. Local Government Partnership programs (now part of the Public Sector market segment) are not currently 3rd party programs since they were designed by the utilities.
  • Updates: SCE and SCG plan to solicit the Public Sector in 2019 for a 2020 launch.


  • The CA Public Utilities Commission (PUC) directed IOU’s file a joint motion of standard contract and terms for Local Government Partnerships. This document determines who can participate in the solicitation process and how. These standard contracts will be likely be applied following the solicitation process starting in 2020. IOU’s have proposed the following:
    • 3 year contract terms - All contracts for more than five million dollars and/or with a term longer than three years will be filed and reviewed by the Commission.
    • Preferred structure will take a pay for performance model - payments will be based on specific savings or other metrics that advance energy efficiency portfolio goals.
  • Updates: Filed August 31, 2018 with comments filed October 1, 2018. Several parties filed comments requesting revisions to the Standard Terms & Contracts.


    • PEPMA: Website providing updates on third-party solicitation process.
    • GPAC Call: Short for Government Partnership Advisory Committee, this group convenes monthly via conference call led by Nils Strindberg (Energy Division, PUC) as a forum for the LGPs, RENs and current and potential CCAs who administer EE programs. If interested in joining, email
    • CAEECC: California Energy Efficiency Coordinating Committee website. Venue to discuss EE matters while ensuring transparent access to information and opportunities to get involved. 2018 Meeting notes can be found here. 2019 calendar to come.


Working Group Meeting on Market Transformation

Date: January 14, 2019 | Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Location: NRDC, 111 Sutter St # 20, San Francisco, CA 94104

​Registration: To attend this meeting, you will need to register in advance. Meeting materials and call-in / log-in Information will be added to The website.

Meeting Materials: Agenda, CAEECC MTI Proposal Compilation, CAEECC MT Stage Gate/Intake & Criteria Deliverable

Call in info: To join the meeting on a computer or mobile phone: Phone Dial-in: +1.408.740.7256 (US (San Jose)) Meeting ID: 786 483 711

To All Parties of the R13-11-005 Service list:

There will be two Energy Efficiency Cost Effectiveness training sessions, designed primarily with third party implementors in mind. The objectives are to: Provide an overview of cost effectiveness and the cost effectiveness tests used in Energy Efficiency programs and portfolio, as well as demonstrate the use of the CPUC’s cost effectiveness tool (CET)

The California investor-owned utilities (PG&E, SCE, SCG, SDG&E) and the CPUC are hosting a training on the process and requirements for determining the cost effectiveness of programs based on the CPUC’s requirements and available tool. Two training sessions will be held, and the same content will be presented in each training. Each will run from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Please register to attend.


  • IOU’s were recently required to outline their methods of communication with partners moving forward.