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CAISO Today's Outlook

The ZNE Residential and Commercial Action Plan meetings inlcuded in last week's update were postponed due to a major building maintenance issue at the CPUC. The meetings will be rescheduled soon.

News and Opportunities

NatGas Squeezed in California Climate Change Push, Say Edison Execs
Pedro Pizarro, CEO of Edison International said the importance of upgrading Southern California Edison's transmission system to create a smarter, more efficient grid is critical for reducing GHG emissions.

CPUC Requires Additional 500 MW of Energy Storage from California IOUs
AB 2868, passed in 2016, requires PG&E, SCE, and SDG&E to propose programs and investments for a combined 500MW of behind-the-meter energy storage.

SGIP Step 1 (mostly) sells out in 24 hours
On Monday SGIP, the Self-Generation Incentive Program, re-opened with more than $50 million in available subsidies for residential and commercial energy storage systems.

WISE Forums
The forums are part of a statewide program from the California Homebuilding Foundation (CHF) called Workforce Instruction for Standards and Efficiency (WISE).  The WISE program engages builders, manufacturers, and contractors in a variety of events throughout California covering best practices in high-performance wall and attic construction.

Publications and Resources

Civic Spark Project Partner Recruitment 
Over the past 3 years, CivicSpark has provided 130,000+ hrs of climate and water capacity-building support to public agencies throughout California. If you are a local government, State agency, or an NGO with a climate or water action project need, visit CivicSpark’s website to learn more. Apply online to receive project support for the upcoming 2017-18 service year. The second priority deadline is May 30th.

2016 IOU Energy Efficiency Annual Reports
The four investor-owned utilities have filed their annual energy efficiency program reports with the CPUC.

Water Heater Technology Economic Assessment: Draft Report
DNV GL prepared for the CPUC an assessment of the cost of ownership of efficient gas and electric water heating technologies within each IOU territory.

Intelligent Efficiency Technology and Market Assessment
ACEEE explores the benefits of intelligent efficiency, a term they use to describe the gains in energy efficiency enabled by the new responsive, adaptive, and predictive capabilities of information and communications technologies

Career Opportunities

General Manager for Sustainability, Environmental, and Energy Management - LA
The County of Los Angeles is in need of a new General Manager responsible for sustainability, environmental, and energy management. Candidates are encouraged to apply by May 26, 2017, for first consideration.

SEEC Calendar 
Click the SEEC Calendar link to view all upcoming events.

The 17th Annual New Partners for Smart Growth Conference is being held February 1-3, 2018 in San Francisco, CA! Visit NewPartners.org for more information!

5/9 - Efficiency Exchange 2017
Efficiency Exchange is the premier networking and learning conference for energy efficiency professionals from across the Northwest.

5/16 - Public Works Institute-Advancing Careers in Public Works Management
Participants will learn supervisory and management skills, and will learn how to apply them to real world public works applications.

5/16 - SB 350 Low-income Barriers Study Implementation
The CEC and the CPUC will jointly conduct a workshop to discuss implementation of the Sb 350 Low-Income Barriers Study

5/19 - CPUC and CEC En Banc on Community Choice Energy in California
The CPUC and CEC will hold a joint En Banc Hearing with Commissioners of both agencies attending to discuss the changing state of retail electric choice 

That's all for this week. Have a great weekend!

Cary Garcia Jr.
Statewide Local Government Energy Efficiency Best Practices Coordinator