Examining California"s energy efficiency policy response to the 2000/2001 electricity crisis

practical lessons learned regarding policies, administration, and implementation
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American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy , Washington, D.C
Demand-side management (Electric utilities) -- Effect of deregulation on, Electric utilities -- Deregulation -- California, Energy conservation -- Government policy -- California, Energy conservation -- California -- Marketing, Energy consumption -- California -- Economic as
StatementMartin Kushler and Edward Vine.
ContributionsVine, Edward., American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy.
The Physical Object
Pagination73 p. :
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Open LibraryOL17618124M

Examining California's Energy Efficiency Policy Response to the / Electricity Crisis: Practical Lessons Learned Regarding Policies, Administration, and Implementation March 1, This study presents the results of a comprehensive review and analysis of the massive and unprecedented energy efficiency policy initiatives conducted in.

The –01 California electricity crisis, also known as the Western U.S. energy crisis of andwas a situation in which the U.S. state of California had a shortage of electricity supply caused by market manipulations and capped retail electricity prices.

The state suffered from multiple large-scale blackouts, one of the state's largest energy companies collapsed, and the economic J Blackouts aff customers in. vi CAUSES AND LESSONS OF THE CALIFORNIA ELECTRICITY CRISIS September TABLES 1.

Electricity-Generating Capacity in the Western States, 13 2. Net Electricity Generation from Hydropower and Natural Gas in 11 Western States, First Nine Months of and 15 FIGURES 1.

Who Sells to Whom in California’s Electricity Market 2 2. energy, price, and demand data collected before and after the California electricity crisis shows. In this paper, I will describe what happened in California and the lessons to be learned from that experience about the deregulation of electricity.

A more complete discussion appears in my forthcoming book, “The California Electricity Crisis”. The California electricity crisis: causes and policy options / Christopher Weare.

Includes bibliographical references. ISBN: 1. Electric utilities—Government policy—California. Electric industries—California. Energy policy—California. Title. HDU53 C '2'—dc21 File Size: KB. California's energy crisis can be grouped broadly into three interrelated problems including (1) precipitous increase in wholesale electricity prices, (2) intermittent power shortages during peak demand periods, and (3) the deterioration of the financial stability of California's three major investor-owned utilities (IOUs)—Pacific Gas and.


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Energy Efficiency Policy Objectives 1. Energy Efficiency as a Procurement Resource. Commission and state energy policy, as expressed in the Energy Action Plan (EAP) and reaffirmed in Decision (D.)is to make energy efficiency and demand response the IOUs’ highest priority procurement resource.

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In fact, “using less electricity” (aka efficiency) will help meet almost one-fifth of California’s expected annual energy need and avoid 10 power plants (as well as. The California Energy Commission prepares the Integrated Energy Policy Report (IEPR).

The IEPR provides a cohesive approach to identifying and solving the state’s pressing energy needs and issues. The report, which is crafted in collaboration with a range of stakeholders, develops and implements energy plans and policies.

Observers of the California power crisis generally agree that the primary cause of the crisis was a fundamental mismatch of electricity supply and demand, which in turn caused the newly restructured electricity market to become unstable and ultimately collapse (Borenstein, ).

As we pointed out earlier, however, the California Energy. California has led the nation in energy efficiency programs since the s. Due to the state’s efficiency programs, per capita energy use has remained flat, while the rest of the US has increased by about 33 percent. Energy efficiency activities between and resulted in enough energy savings to power nearlyhomes for a year and cut carbon dioxide emissions by million.

1 For the purpose of this chapter, portfolio refers to the collective set of energy efficiency programs offered by a utility or third-party energy efficiency program administrator. 2 Measures refer to the specific technologies (e.g., efficient lighting fixture) and practices (e.g., duct sealing) that are used to achieve energy savings.

California's electricity supply crisis begins.

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In response to California's request to investigate possible overcharges, FERC issues an order to 13 generating companies to either refund $   Energy efficiency has enjoyed a privileged position in electricity resource acquisition policy, as the “top of the loading order” in California utility regulation.

10 The least expensive steps on the supply curve are sometimes called the low-hanging fruit, and some of this fruit has indeed been picked over the past thirty substantial energy savings remain to be realized, for. California's SB requires the state to procure 50% of electricity from renewable energy and double energy efficiency savings by.

The mismanagement of the crisis resulted in financial obligations that now threaten to blight the California electricity system and its economy. Although the state experienced a short-term electricity crisis, the California governor made a decision to adopt long-term electricity purchase contracts to address the short-term problem.

Multiagency policy report on SB legislation requiring percent renewable energy and zero-carbon sourcing of electric retail sales by School Bus Replacement Program Funds the replacement of old diesel school buses in disadvantaged and low-income communities throughout the state.

Energy in California is a major area of the economy of rnia is the state with the largest population and the largest economy in the United r, it is second in energy consumption after Texas.

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[citation needed] As ofper capita consumption was the fourth-lowest in the United States partially because of the mild climate and energy efficiency programs. And, as the author of the definitive book “The California Electricity Crisis,” Professor Sweeney is arguably the state’s leading expert on the causes of the mess.

“Total Nonsense”. All of the investor-owned electric and gas utilities have decoupling, which has been in place for many years and is an integral policy for California's "big, bold" energy efficiency initiative (CA Code Sec. 9 Section (3) and Sec. 10 Section as amended by. In response to a directive in the Energy Policy and Conservation Act ofthe Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued the Appliance Labeling Rule in November This rule created the well-known EnergyGuide label on which a manufacturer quantifies a specific model's energy consumption and energy efficiency within a range that includes.

California regulators radically revamped the way electricity rates work in the state, approving changes Friday that will raise monthly utility bills for the most energy-efficient homeowners while.

Elena Giyenko and Cynthia Rogers developed the energy efficiency program estimates, Doug Kemmer prepared the estimates for demand response impacts, and Miguel Integrated Energy Policy Report.

The forecast includes three full scenarios: a high energy demand case, a California Energy Commission, Electricity Assessments Division. are already well on our way as the state currently uses renewable resources for about 25 percent of its electricity use and is on a trajectory to use 33 percent by California is a leader in reducing greenhouse gases from electricity generation while maintaining an affordable and reliable electricity.

California’s chief utility regulator is warning that the state could find itself in the throes of another energy crisis if it doesn’t address the droves of customers defecting from utilities. Kushler, M, Vine, E.

Examining California's energy efficiency policy response to the / electricity crisis: practical lessons learned regarding policies, administration, and implementation.

American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE). 1. Location. While California essentially jump started the building energy efficiency industry under the guidance of Art Rosenfeld in the mid 70s with Titles 20 it.

The Department of Energy (DOE) proposes to exercise a lease extension option for approximat rentable square feet of research and storage San Joaquin Expanding Your Horizons Conference The San Joaquin Expanding Your Horizons (SJEYH) is an annual conference specially designed for 6th through 12th grade girls for STEM.

Residential use accounted for about 13% of total California energy consumption inprimarily from electricity and natural gas. The top energy uses were space heating and water heating.

Commercial buildings including colleges, hospitals, hotels, retail, and offices accounted for 10% of theenergy used in California in. California’s Energy Goals. California has long been recognized as a leader in environmental protection and preservation, and we continue to be an example for the rest of the nation by setting our sights Golden State has committed to a goal of reducing our carbon pollution to levels by This notion has been called into questioned, however, by the circumstances surrounding the California energy crisis.

Just as the digital revolution has resulted in an economy that, paradoxically, consumes an ever-increasing amount of paper, the information economy is one in which energy .California's hapless experiment with deregulating electricity supply played a key role in bringing Arnold Schwarzenegger to power.

It was former Gov. Gray Davis' tepid response to the ballooning energy crisis of that stuck in more than a few voters minds as they voted on the recall.