"Navigating the Changing Landscape of Energy Efficiency Programs in the East Bay" is a discussion paper created by the Policy & Regulatory Subcommittee of Strategic Advisory Committee of the East Bay Energy Watch (EBEW). The subcommittee is made up of a group of city staff and partners from Contra Costa and Alameda Counties who participate in this Local Government Partnership with PG&E. The group created this document to spur discussion about the current offerings of energy efficiency programs, the entities that administer and implement those programs, and what the future might bring in terms of energy efficiency programs, particularly as new entities like East Bay Community Energy (EBCE) enter the scene.
Through the creation of this paper, many stakeholders were engaged, including representatives of local utilities, municipalities, local government partnerships and community choice aggregators. Their opinions and perspectives are reflected in the paper, and may not be agreed with by all of the partners engaged. We hope that you will read the paper and share it with others who might be interested in these topics. We fully anticipate that the programs will be changing over the next year and beyond as new CCAs form and programs are created, updated or ended. This paper explains perspectives at one snapshot in time.
If you have questions about the paper, please contact the chair of the subcommittee, Rachel DiFranco, Sustainability Manager for the City of Fremont. If you have questions about the Strategic Advisory Committee (SAC) of EBEW, please contact Jennifer West, Program Manager at StopWaste.
Rachel A. DiFranco, LEED AP O+M
City of Fremont