Statewide LG EE Best Practices: Weekly Update

For those of you who know who Joseph Oldham is you likely are on his email distribution list and receive this update each week.  We are grateful that Joseph has agreed to allow our little blog to re-post his weekly update.  If you have an interest in the happenings of energy efficiency and local government throughout California this is the update for you! If you love the information here, but want more in depth features be sure to check out Joseph's quarterly newsletter, CURRENTS.

1.  Cap-and-Trade Auction Proceeds Public Workshop to Discuss Funding Guidelines for Agencies Administering Greenhouse Gas Reduction Funds
The Air Resources Board (ARB) invites you to participate in a public workshop to provide input on the draft Funding Guidelines for agencies administering Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund programs. The workshop will be held on Monday, June 22, 2015, in Sacramento and available through webcast.  To download a copy of the Workshop Notice, including the workshop time and location, please visit:

The draft Funding Guidelines will be released prior to the workshop and will be available at: the workshop, ARB staff will discuss the draft version of the Funding Guidelines for public comment.  Following the workshop and public comment period, ARB staff will update and release a revised draft of the Funding Guidelines.  On Thursday, July 23, 2015, ARB will hear public testimony and consider approval of the Funding Guidelines.

For additional information on the State’s investment of Cap-and-Trade auction proceeds, please visit:

2.  Regional Energy Networks and Community Choice Aggregator Programs Impact Assessment 

During the June 9th EM&V Quarterly Stakeholder meeting, some participants expressed interest in accessing and potentially commenting on the Regional Energy Networks and Community Choice Aggregator Programs Impact Assessment Research Plan that was briefly presented upon.

The Research Plan has been posted to the Public Documents Area of

Due to the kick-off webinar be rescheduled to July 10th from 10:00-11:30, we have extended the comment period until 6/25.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have.

Tory N. Francisco
Regulatory Analyst
Energy Division | Residential Programs
California Public Utilities Commission
505 Van Ness Ave. | San Francisco, CA 94102

3.  Electric Program Investment Charge (EPIC) Request for Comments on a Draft Solicitation to Fund Plug Load Technologies and Approaches for Buildings

California Energy Commission staff is developing a competitive grant funding opportunity (GFO) to fund the development of next generation plug load devices and the development of plug load integration strategies through the EPIC Program. The Energy Commission staff tentatively plans to release the GFO in the fall of 2015. The focus on the GFO is in the following request for comments (RFC) document.

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4.  School Reduces Peak Energy Consumption 20% with IceBank Tanks

With summer temperatures beginning to hit triple digits in many parts of California, keeping cool and not going broke doing it is on people’s minds.  Here is how one school district in Texas is achieving that.  To read the full article, go here:

5.  Central Valley Energy Tune-up Program Adds Water Use Service to Energy Program

Central Valley Energy Tune Up Program Manager, Jose Gonzalez from the City of Fresno, reports that a new water use feature will be added to the Home Energy Tune Up Program homeowner reports.  The feature will engage web-based analytics to help clients better understand their water use and save water and energy.  The feature will come with no additional cost to the program.  Home Energy Tune Up is a free service available to residential PG & E customers in eight counties of the San Joaquin Valley.  For more information about the new water service feature, please contact Jose Gonzalez @ (559) 621-8090 or via email at .  For information about the Central Valley Energy tune-up Program, go to .

6.  City of Cupertino Recruiting 2 Sustainability Positions

The City of Cupertino is currently recruiting for two positions to grow our Sustainability Division, located within the Office of the City Manager.  These include (1) a Sustainability Coordinator to support the implementation and monitoring of our agency’s Climate Action Plan and (2) a Utility and Efficiency Analyst (2-year Limited Term) to expand our sustainability data collection and analytics.  Position announcements are on the City’s Cal Opps page. Both positions close on Monday, June 29th with the hope for interviews and placement shortly thereafter. 

7.  City of San Francisco Solar Manager Job Open

The Renewable Energy Program Manager is a dynamic position looking for someone who wants limited travel, infrequent evening meetings, 40 hours per week, flexibility in the schedule, and great fringe benefits. Go to this link to get the official announcement and application:

And that is all for this week!