Global Con 2015 – LED Lighting & Controls
LED Lighting & Controls for Demand Response and California Codes
On November 2, 2013 the CPUC held a symposium to develop ideas for maximizing development of alternative environmentally friendly resources – preferred resources – such as Energy Efficiency, Demand Response, Energy Storage, and any other ideas that may be forthcoming to meet Local Capacity Requirements in south Orange County (specifically, in the areas served from the Johanna and Santiago substations). The resource ideas are to increase SCE’s ability to replace the gap created by the retirement of the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station and the retirement of Once-Through-Cooling power plants and to manage the typical annual increase of 25 megawatts of load at the two substations without building new conventional generation.
On Jun 24, 2014 the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) convened the en banc, as part of the Commission’s continued commitment to energy efficiency and to thinking outside of the “proceeding box.” The goal was to uncover new ideas and opportunities to seed the next generation of energy efficiency policy in California to increase the overall energy savings and customer engagement. To this end, industry experts were invited to participate in two interactive panel discussions with the commissioners from the three energy agencies present on the dais, including the CPUC, CEC, and the CAISO. Sandra Goeken was one of those experts