Increases utility investment in renewable energy, grid modernization, undergrounding power lines, energy efficiency and demand response.
Surveys policies that impact smart heat electrification, including electricity pricing, energy efficiency obligations, carbon intensity standards, financial support schemes, building codes, appliance standards, and labeling.
State legislation and responsive PUC Order requires each utility to implement energy efficiency measures to reduce electricity usage by 2.15 percent and natural gas usage by 1.1 percent annually.
Established a 2030 goal to increase energy efficiency from 2012 levels by 23%. The Act also incorporated the governor’s previous target of 185 trillion Btus of end-use energy savings below the 2025 energy-use forecast.
Establishes a Least Cost Procurement mandate, requiring utilities to acquire all cost-effective energy efficiency with input and review from the Energy Efficiency and Resource Management Council.
Requires that electric and gas utilities procure all cost-effective energy efficiency, which requirements the state’s PUC administers on a three-year planning cycle.