Energy Policy Initiatives Center

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2012 Projects

Appliance Standards in California

Sponsor

California Energy Commission

Summary

The EPIC Energy Law and Policy Clinic conducted research for the CA Energy Commission (CEC) related to appliance standards for specific devices in California.

Deliverable/Product

Confidential final report and presentation to CEC legal staff.

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City-based Climate Planning Tool

Sponsor

The San Diego Foundation

Summary

EPIC developed a model to develop business-as-usual projections, set targets, and set levels of mitigation measures for all the local jurisdictons in the San Diego region. The model is intended to help any parties interested in developing or evaluating climate plans.

This project was made possible by contributions from several funds at the San Diego Foundation, including the Hervey Family Fund, the Engel Fund, and the Blasker-Rose-Miah Fund.

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Deliverable/Product

Excel-based City Climate Planning Tool, demonstration workshops, and technical support for local jurisdictions.

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Climate Education Partners Phase II

Sponsor

National Science Foundation

Summary

EPIC is participating in the Climate Education Partners-San Diego Region, a project funded by a National Science Foundation grant to develop a climate science education plan for the San Diego region. Climate Education Partners is working with local civic, business, government and education leaders to study local perspectives regarding climate change and its impacts on the San Diego region. The goal of the project is to develop a strategic and implementation plan for increasing climate science awareness and knowledge in the region. EPIC Director Scott Anders is a co-principal investigator and director of the project. Nilmini Silva-Send is also a co-principal investigator on the project.

Deliverable/Product

Ongoing

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San Diego Solar Cost of Service Study

Sponsor

SDG&E on behalf of the San Diego Solar Stakeholders Group

Summary

SDG&E has convened the San Diego Solar Stakeholder Collaboration Group (Stakeholder Group) to bring together interested stakeholders to explore possibilities that will make solar energy sustainable in the San Diego region. One of the main findings from initial meetings was the need for a detailed analysis of to identify and estimate the cost of the services associated with customer-owned distributed photovoltaics - those provided by the utility to the customer-generator and those provided by the customer-generator to the utlity. EPIC is managing the study for SDG&E on behalf of the Stakeholders and has engaged Black and Veatch and Clean Power Research as techincal consultants to conduct the analysis. Documents related to the study are provided below.

Final Draft Report

Comments on Draft Report

July 17, 2013 Webinar

Meeting Materials

Meeting Follow Up

March 29, 2013 Webinar

Meeting Materials

Meeting Follow up

February 7, 2013 Webinar #3:  Customer Related Services

Meeting Materials

Meeting Follow up

February 1, 2013 Webinar #2: Distribution-Level Services

Meeting Materials

Meeting Follow up

January 25, 2013 Webinar #1:  Transmission-Related Services

Meeting Materials

January 14, 2013 Stakeholder Workshop

Meeting Materials

Meeting Follow Up

November 29, 2012 Stakeholder Workshop

Request for Proposals

The deadline for submitting proposals was 5 p.m. on 5-21-12.

RFP Documents

Deliverable/Product

Final Draft Report

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Southern California Rooftop Challenge Reports

Sponsor

California Center for Sustainable Energy

Summary

EPIC is supporting the California Center for Sustainable Energy (CCSE), which is leading a regional Southern California team that will focus on expanding financing options for residential and commercial customers, streamlining permitting processes, and standardizing net metering and interconnection standards across investor- and municipally-owned utilities in the region. The Southern California Rooftop Solar Challenge (SCRC) supports the goals of the Department of Energy (DOE) Solar Energy Technologies Program and the SunShot Initiative, which seek to make solar electricity cost competitive without subsidies by the end of the decade by reducing the balance of system costs for photovoltaics (PV).

Deliverable/Product

EPIC developed a series of reports on permitting, net energy metering, interconnection, financing, and conducted assessments of 11 participating local jurisdictions and utilities to develop roadmaps to help achieve the overall goals of the Southern California Rooftop Solar Challenge (SCRC).

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