<ul><li>CSI Advice Filings and Program Improvements </li></ul>
Agenda <ul><li>Pending Advice Filing </li></ul><ul><li>Future Advice Filing </li></ul><ul><li>Q&A </li></ul><ul><li>Upcomi...
PG&E’s Integrated Approach Reduce Energy  Use Renewable  Power Supply Neutralize Energy Use Energy Efficiency Solar & Wind...
Pending Advice Filing
CEC Guideline Requirements <ul><li>What is it? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>California Energy Commissions (CEC) guidelines for so...
Effect of CEC Guidelines on CSI <ul><li>Additional EE Measures </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Disclosure agreement (Res and Non-res...
Status of CEC Guidelines on CSI <ul><li>Waiting for CPUC approval </li></ul><ul><li>Program Administrators (PAs) working t...
Future Advice Filing (Program Improvements)
Future CSI Improvements <ul><li>Goal:  </li></ul><ul><li>Create a paperless process and improve processing efficiency </li...
Removal Of… <ul><li>Original signature requirement </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Copy, scan, or fax ok </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Util...
Program Improvements… <ul><li>Allow for 1-Step application process </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Interconnected customers only </l...
Clarify… <ul><li>CSI Handbook </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Program Section and Technical Section </li></ul></ul><ul><li>“Solar Co...
Questions and Answers
Upcoming PG&E Webinars <ul><li>The California Solar Initiative (CSI) and Non-PV: May 5 th </li></ul><ul><li>Solar for the ...
Related Upcoming Events <ul><li>Industry Events </li></ul><ul><li>SolarTech CalSEIA Summit brought by PG&E – “Accelerating...
Helpful Links <ul><li>Solar Classes and Webinars:   www.pge.com/solareducation </li></ul><ul><li>www.pge.com/solarclasses ...
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Handbook and Program Improvement Webinar

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

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