Big Bucks with Big Strings for Energy Efficiency at California Energy Commission
For local and small businesses to partake, you need to know which programs are being funded, how to apply, and what requirements are in place -- and they are considerable!
Here is an overview of programs being managed by the California Energy Commission to provide energy efficiency services for residential, commercial, low-income and governmental buildings.
The California Energy Commission is responsible for four American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) funded programs totaling $314.3 million.
State Energy Program (SEP) Programs include:
Measuring, Verifying and Evaluating Energy Efficiency ProgramsTechnical staff carefully scrutinize funding recipients’ projects and proposals prior to making any awards and work with applicants to develop the “best projects”.
Obligations Common to All Funding Recipients
Tell the Energy Efficiency StoryWhat benefits did we provide to California? At what cost?
What worked and what didn’t?
Why did some approaches work better than others?
How did efficiency technologies developed though the PIER program perform in practice?
What information is applicable when developing future building and appliance standards?
Highest Ranking Team: KEMA, Inc, whose team members were responsible for designing and implementing the vast majority of the 2006-2008 IOU energy efficiency program impact evaluations on behalf of the California Public Utilities Commission.
KEMA estimates that 80-86% of the contract will be allocated to California resources ARRA funding is being dispersed from "Now" till April & September 2012 and June 2013
Executed first work authorization covering Administrative Support Services was scheduled for contacting on May 10, 2010 ... followed by:
Subcontractors to KEMA, Inc. include:
ARRA-related Evaluation frequently have short timeframes and jobs will be assessed, as well as implications for carbon emission reductions (California specific versus national average) and to make things even more complicated, attribution of effects for jointly funded projects, market transformation. No easy task for companies of global size... let alone small companies.
Once again, ARRA funding seems to be targeted to large companies and very large "small businesses."
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