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  • 1.
    • CSI Advice Filings and Program Improvements
  • 2. Agenda
    • Pending Advice Filing
    • Future Advice Filing
    • Q&A
    • Upcoming Webinars and Events
  • 3. PG&E’s Integrated Approach Reduce Energy Use Renewable Power Supply Neutralize Energy Use Energy Efficiency Solar & Wind Climate Smart
  • 4. Pending Advice Filing
  • 5. CEC Guideline Requirements
    • What is it?
      • California Energy Commissions (CEC) guidelines for solar incentive programs in California
      • Known as Senate Bill 1 (SB1)
    • Goals
      • High quality solar systems that promote highest energy production per ratepayer dollar
      • Optimal system performance during peak demand periods
      • Appropriate energy efficiency (EE) improvements where solar systems are installed
    • Filed Advice Letter (AL) on March 2 nd , Implement by July 1 st
  • 6. Effect of CEC Guidelines on CSI
    • Additional EE Measures
      • Disclosure agreement (Res and Non-res)
      • Commitment agreement (Non-Res over 100,00 sq/ft - EPBB)
        • Retrocommissioning for benchmark rating < 75
      • Over 15% of Title 24 Standards (New Construction Non-Res)
    • Field Verification Measures
    • Shading Measurements
      • Major corners not more than 40 ft apart
    • New testing method for modules and inverters
      • Must be CEC listed
    • Inverter integrated meters must be tested to ±5%
      • Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NREL)
    • No Calculator Changes
  • 7. Status of CEC Guidelines on CSI
    • Waiting for CPUC approval
    • Program Administrators (PAs) working to finalize forms and agreements
    • PA outreach to industry before implementation
  • 8. Future Advice Filing (Program Improvements)
  • 9. Future CSI Improvements
    • Goal:
    • Create a paperless process and improve processing efficiency
    • Incorporate further program improvements for ease of business
    • Further clarify CSI program requirements
    • PAs looking to file AL for CSI Handbook changes by mid May
  • 10. Removal Of…
    • Original signature requirement
      • Copy, scan, or fax ok
    • Utility bill
    • System description worksheet
      • Questions to be added to Reservation Request Form
    • AB1407
      • Incorporate language into CSI Handbook
    • Project Cost Affidavit
      • Incorporate into Incentive Claim Form
    • Project Cost Breakdown Worksheet
      • Incorporate into Incentive Claim Form
    • Executed PMRS documentation
  • 11. Program Improvements…
    • Allow for 1-Step application process
      • Interconnected customers only
    • Lengthen Commercial expiration date to 18 months
    • Remove Demand Response requirement
    • Allow three 180 day extensions for schools
      • Legislative mandate
    • Add CSLB suspension process
    • Add Fraud Section
    • Add hinge release language to meet code
  • 12. Clarify…
    • CSI Handbook
      • Program Section and Technical Section
    • “Solar Contractor” vs. “Installer”
    • Incentive sector determined by customer tariff schedule
  • 13. Questions and Answers
  • 14. Upcoming PG&E Webinars
    • The California Solar Initiative (CSI) and Non-PV: May 5 th
    • Solar for the Entrepreneur: May 8 th
    • Solar for the Entrepreneur: May 11 th
    • Your Path to Energy Savings-Residential New Construction: May 12 th
    • Your Path to Energy Savings-Existing Residential/Small Commercial: May 13 th
    • New Solar Homes Partnership (NSHP) Program: May 19 th
  • 15. Related Upcoming Events
    • Industry Events
    • SolarTech CalSEIA Summit brought by PG&E – “Accelerating the Solar Economy”
    • May 6 th and 7 th
    • Featuring Governor Schwarzenegger
    • Ticket and Registration Information – www.calsolarsummit.org
    • Solar Sonoma County Energy Efficiency and Solar Fair
    • June 20 th
    • Finley Center, Santa Rosa
    • Free to the public!
    • Additional Information – www.solarsonomacounty.org
  • 16. Helpful Links
    • Solar Classes and Webinars: www.pge.com/solareducation
    • www.pge.com/solarclasses
    • To be informed on CSI Policy Updates: http://www.cpuc.ca.gov/PUC/energy/Solar/080220_BecomingPartyCSIProceeding.htm
    • Program Questions:
    • [email_address]