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Input on California Energy Efficiency Action Plan Due May 15

By Media Office Staff

The California Energy Commission held a series of workshops throughout the state in the past month to discuss and gather input on the 2019 California Energy Efficiency Action Plan.

Interested stakeholders are encouraged to comment and provide recommendations by May 15 using the online docket system.

The 2019 action plan, which will update the Existing Buildings Energy Efficiency Action Plan and Senate Bill 350 Doubling Energy Efficiency Savings by 2030 report, will address existing building energy efficiency, efficiency in the industrial and agricultural sectors, barriers to energy efficiency for low-income and disadvantaged communities, and using efficiency to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in buildings.

“The action plan is going to be the central policy for energy efficiency in the state,” said Commissioner Andrew McAllister, the Energy Commission’s lead on energy efficiency. “We need to develop programmatic approaches that allow flexibility and customization at the facility level. I want this action plan process to identify and promote solutions that will work in the real world.”

The workshops were held in San Francisco, Redding, Fresno, Los Angeles, and San Diego. Participants from each community participated in panel discussions on specific issues. All the workshops focused on building decarbonization, local government energy efficiency action plans, and savings in multifamily buildings. The Fresno and Redding locations had panels on capturing energy efficiency from the agricultural sector. Panels on the industrial sector were part of the San Francisco and San Diego events. Presentations on how building energy codes aid recovery and resilience after disasters were featured in Redding and San Diego.

The workshops provided an opportunity for representatives from local governments and organizations to discuss successes and challenges and share best practices. Workshop and docket comments and specific recommended actions will be taken into consideration in updating the action plan, which will be used to shape policy and make regulatory changes.

The workshop transcripts, presentations and agendas are here.

The Energy Commission would like to thank the following organizations whose representatives participated in the panel discussions:

San Francisco

California Public Utilities Commission

Bay Area Air Quality Management District

Association for Energy Affordability

California Housing Partnership Corporation

Energy Efficiency for All




San Francisco State University

Pacific Gas and Electric

California Large Energy Consumers Association


Redding Electric Utility

Sonoma County

Sierra Business Council

City of Arcata

Karuk Community Development Corporation

Sacramento Municipal Utility District

California State University, Chico

Redwood Energy

Redwood Coast Energy Authority

Shasta Lake Electric Utility

UC Davis Western Cooling Efficiency Center


San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District

San Joaquin Valley Clean Energy

Kern County

City of Arvin

Southern California Edison

De Young Properties


Fresno State University

California Department of Food and Agriculture

California League of Food Producers

Fresno Housing Authority


Self-Help Enterprises

Los Angeles

Southern California Regional Energy Network

South Coast Air Quality Management District

City of Santa Monica

Western Riverside Council of Governments

The Energy Coalition

Los Angeles Department of Water and Power

Southern California Gas

Tri-County Regional Energy Network

Clean Power Alliance

Build it Green

Los Angeles Better Buildings Challenge

San Diego

City of San Diego

City of Glendale

San Diego State University

San Diego Gas and Electric

Cascade Energy

Center for Sustainable Energy


San Diego Association of Governments

City of Chula Vista

Wakeland Housing and Development

Community Housing Works

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