Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas®) must receive the approval of the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) for its energy efficiency programs as funded by Public Goods Charge (as authorized by PU Code Section 890-900). In October 2015, the CPUC adopted Decision (D.15-10-028), which established a “Rolling Portfolio” process for regularly reviewing and revising energy efficiency program administrators’ portfolios. In August 2016, the CPUC adopted D.16-08-019, which provided further policy guidance on rolling portfolio elements and the transition to statewide and third-party programs and their administrations. In January 2017, SoCalGas filed a Business Plan Application for Energy Efficiency program years 2018 through 2025. In January 2018, the CPUC issued D.18-01-004, addressing the required process for third party solicitations in the context of the rolling portfolio energy efficiency programs overseen by the investor-owned utility (IOU) program administrators. Pursuant to D.18-01-004, the IOUs, are required to utilize procurement review groups (PRGs) for design and conduct of solicitations, as well as add an independent evaluator (IE) structure, and are directed to post an up-to-date schedule of planned third-party solicitation on their websites.

This site contains information on the third-party solicitation process, key filings and reports in support of SoCalGas’ Energy Efficiency Programs, and also links to other energy efficiency information resources.

SoCalGas’ Energy Efficiency Program Reports can also be found on the California Energy Data and Reporting System webpage* hosted by the CPUC. This site allows public access to CPUC Energy Efficiency Program documents and information including:

  • Energy Efficiency Program Implementation Plans
  • Monthly, Quarterly, and Annual Reports
  • California Energy Efficiency Programs guidance, news, and announcements

The reports can be found by going to the toolbar, clicking on Monthly Reports, and then selecting the appropriate option.

Energy Efficiency Annual Report

SoCalGas' Energy Efficiency Business Plan

Third Party Solicitation Schedule

Third Party Solicitation Process

Procurement Review Groups

Energy Efficiency Procurement Review Groups (EEPRGs) will be utilized for energy efficiency third-party solicitations. EEPRGs shall advise the IOUs to ensure solicitations for new third-party programs proceed with adequate oversight and to verify the IOUs’ compliance with their solicitation protocols. EEPRGs are made up of non-financially-interested parties, including CPUC Energy Division Staff and the Office of Ratepayer Advocates. Membership in a EEPRG is approved by the Director of the CPUC’s Energy Division. If you are a non-financially-interested party and are interested in serving in a PRG at Southern California Gas Company, San Diego Gas & Electric Company, Pacific Gas & Electric Company, and/or Southern California Edison Company, please review the EEPRG materials below for more information. The attachments provide detailed information on the EEPRG requirements and responsibilities: PRG Charter, Conflict of Interest (COI), Nondisclosure Agreement (NDA).

Parties that would like to be considered for EEPRG participation are invited to submit the enclosed Questionnaire to the IOU(s) of their interest, to the below respective IOU EEPRG representative(s), by no later than March 12, 2018:

EEPRG Questionaire 2 20 2018
EEPRG Charter 2 20 2018
EEPRG Conflict of Interest Statement 2 20 2018
EEPRG Form Non-Disclosure Agreement 2 20 2018

The following is the schedule for EEPRG member selection.

March 12, 2018: Submit EEPRG questionnaire by email
March 26, 2018: Notification of EEPRG Member Selection
March 28, 2018: EEPRG Member submits all required documents (COI and NDA)

Each IOU will review prospective EEPRG members’ responses to the Questionnaire, inform prospective EEPRG members of their recommendation for inclusion in its EEPRG, and propose its recommended EEPRG to the Director of the Commission’s Energy Division via letter. The letter will also describe any disputes about the composition of the EEPRGs. These disputes will be resolved by the Energy Division Director informally or brought to the Commission more formally, at the Director’s discretion.

If you have any questions, please contact any one of the IOU EEPRG representatives listed above.

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