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1 California Technical Forum (“Cal TF”) December 10, 2013 DRAFT for DISCUSSION PURPOSES

2 Executive Summary: TF Work  The Technical Forum (TF) will be a collaborative of technical experts who use independent professional judgment and a transparent, technically rigorous process to develop and review energy savings and other measure parameters (such as measure costs, expected useful lives) and other technical information related to the California energy efficiency portfolio, including:  Workpapers (non-DEER measures)  Technical Guidelines, forms, templates, protocols to support new measure development and updates  Cal TF Website: Well-organized, easily searchable website so that technical information, including documentation and decision-making, is searchable, easily accessible and understood  Other technical information needed to support California’s energy efficiency portfolios e.g. peer review of DEER Update 2

3 Executive Summary: Guiding Principles  Technical Rigor  Consistent Statewide Values  Independence – Unbiased  Transparency  Collaborative  Effective Peer Review  Timely Results  Efficient, including Cost-Efficient  Reduce Complexity, especially where greater complexity and precision does not lead to greater accuracy  National Model for Ex Ante values  Opportunity for National/Regional Collaboration and Input 3

4 Cal TF: PAC Members, Responsibilities, and Decision-Making  Policy Advisory Committee (PAC)  IOUs (4 positions)  Public Utility Representatives (2 positions - 1 each representing Northern and Southern Public Utilities)  Environmental Advocate (1 position) (NRDC)  Program Implementer Representatives (2 positions) – (Efficiency Council, NAESCO)  Ratepayer Advocate (1 position) – (DRA)  Regulators (2 positions – CPUC and CEC) - non-voting, ex officio  System Operator – CA ISO  Responsibilities:  Approves Cal TF Charter, Bylaws, Conflicts Policy  Approves Cal TF Business Plan and budget, annual Work Plan and budget updates  Quarterly, reviews progress towards goals  Approves PAC Chair and PAC Vice-Chair; TF Chair, TF Vice-Chair and TF Members  Funds Cal TF  Decision-Making: 40% quorum; 60% for approval.  Note: Yellow bullet indicates difference from NW RTF 4

5 Cal TF: Technical Forum (TF) Members, Responsibilities and Decision-Making  TF Members: Approximately 30 members based on RFQ process.  Membership represents fair balance in terms of technical expertise, sector experience, technology focus, policy experience and institutional experience.  Commission DEER consultants may not vote as they can’t review their own work.  Ex Officio voting members may include ACEEE, CEE, DOE, LBNL, ASHRAE, other experts.  Members selected and approved by PAC; TF Members from IOUs may not be majority vote.  Responsibilities: Participate in development and approval of:  Workpapers  Guidelines, forms, and other documents related to new measure development  Website – Well-organized, easily searchable database of technical information  Other technical duties related to EE programs  Decision-Making: Consensus with “Comparison Exhibit” memorializing non-consensus items. 5

6 TF: TF Chair and Responsibilities  TF Chair  Experience: At least 10 years’ EE experience; experience leading EE collaboratives; technical degree, preferably graduate; experience with energy efficiency Technical Reference Manual development (energy savings values document)  May not administer, implement or evaluate EE programs in CA  TF Staff  Hired and managed by the TF Chair  Up to seven technical staff  Up to three FTE Management/Admin staff (website, meeting minutes, stakeholder communication, budget management, etc.)  TF Chair and TF Staff Responsibilities  Draft for PAC review and approval: Cal TF Charter, Cal TF Bylaws, Cal TF Conflicts Policy, Cal TF Business Plan and budget, annual Work Plan and budget.  Workpapers: (WP): Oversee development of and/or collaborate on development of WP for new measures.  Guidelines: Work with WP proponent and TF Members to develop associated new measure guidelines.  Website: Develop searchable website that memorializes Cal TF work. 6

7 Managing Conflicts of Interest  NW RTF Technical Collaborative Conflicts Policy  NW RTF Technical Collaborative has conflicts policy which allows utility staff to be RTF Technical Collaborative members and vote as long as no direct financial interest in outcome of vote  Proposed Cal TF Conflicts Policy  TF Chair: The TF Chair may not be a California energy efficiency Program Administrator, Implementer or Evaluator  No Vote if Financial Interest in Outcome: TF Members may not vote on matters in which they have direct financial interest  Ex Officio members to provide national, independent perspective (ACEEE, CEE, DOE, LBNL, others)  Measures Submitted to CPUC for Approval: All workpapers, measures and technical guidelines developed and/or approved by TF Members submitted to the CPUC  Code of Independence pledge by PAC Members, TF Members and TF Chair/Staff  Majority of voting TF Members non-IOUs 7

8 Status and Timeline for Establishing the Cal TF .July 2013: –Exploratory Committee meetings  August 2013 –Continued Exploratory Committee meetings and broader coalition meetings –Draft “Strawman” Cal TF Charter, Bylaws, Conflicts Policy, initial Business Plan and Budget  September 2013 –Finalize Exploratory Committee meetings –Further proposal development based on stakeholder input  October - November 2013 –Seek Commission staff support for proposed 2014 Cal TF tasks based on stakeholder input –Refine and continue building support for proposal and key Cal TF documents –Identify PAC members  December 2013: “Stand-Up Cal TF” –Initial PAC meeting  2014: Cal TF – Proof of Concept Phase - Schedule contingent on participant’s willingness to act and be flexible –January: Two PAC meetings Discuss comments on key documents (Charter, Bylaws, Conflicts and Independence Policy, Business Plan, TF RFQ) Vote on Key Documents; select PAC Chair and TF Chair –February Release TF RFQ –April PAC meeting to select TF members –June – December 2014 Monthly TF meetings and subcommittee meetings as needed Quarterly PAC meetings to discuss progress towards goals  2015 and Beyond: Refine and Integrate Cal TF into 10-Year “Rolling Cycle” 8

9 Building Stakeholder Support  Exploratory Committee  IOUs – PG&E, SCE, SCG, SDG&E  Public Utilities – SMUD, NCPA, CMUA, LADWP, SCAPPA  Program Implementers – Efficiency Counsel, NAESCO  Regulators – CPUC Commissioners, Advisors and Staff; CEC  System Operator – Cal ISO  Local Government Representatives – LGC, RENs, CCA  Ratepayer Representatives – TURN and DRA  Environmental Representatives – NRDC  Broader Support: Experts and Others  National Labs (LBNL, NREL), US Department of Energy (DOE), California Universities (Davis, Stanford, Cal), Gas Technology Institute, ACEEE, CEE, CCAs, Water Districts, ASHRAE, Water irrigation districts 9

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