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Low Income Energy Efficiency WE&T Efforts. Briefing for WE&T Workshop Tory Francisco tnf@cpuc.ca.gov Low Income Energy Efficiency CPUC Energy Division December 1, 2009. Low Income Energy Efficiency / Strategic Plan Goals.

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low income energy efficiency we t efforts

Low Income Energy Efficiency WE&T Efforts

Briefing for WE&T Workshop

Tory Francisco


Low Income Energy Efficiency

CPUC Energy Division

December 1, 2009

low income energy efficiency strategic plan goals
Low Income Energy Efficiency / Strategic Plan Goals

2009-2020 ‘California Long-Term Energy Efficiency Strategic Plan’:

  • By 2020, 100% of eligible and willing low income customers will have received all cost-effective Low Income Energy Efficiency measures and LIEE program will be an energy resource by delivering increasingly cost-effective and longer-term savings.

Recently Signed SB 695 (Sen. Kehoe):

  • “The commission shall, by not later than December 31, 2020, ensure that all eligible low-income electricity and gas customers are given the opportunity to participate in low-income energy efficiency programs, including customers occupying apartments or similar multiunit residential structures.”
strategic plan strategies 2009 2011
Strategic Plan Strategies (2009-2011)
  • Coordinate LIEE WE&T with Federal programs (The Green Jobs Act of 2007) and other state agencies
  • Incorporate the LIEE training needs into the Workforce training needs assessment
  • A trained LIEE workforce will accommodate future job demand and educate their communities in energy efficient practices
perceived workforce need
Perceived Workforce Need
  • LIEE Program is funded to service ≈1.12M eligible homes in 2009-2011, which is about 25% of the total # of CA LI homes.
  • Data suggests that the IOUs can meet these goals with current LIEE contractor workforce, but this is not definitive.
  • Growth of home retrofit industry may increase the LIEE program’s need for more weatherization workers.
  • Too early to tell.
the liee we t pilot 2009 2010
The LIEE WE&T Pilot 2009-2010
  • Decision (D.) 08-11-031 authorized and set forth the requirements for the LIEE WE&T Pilots to be conducted during 2009 – 2011.
    • Designed to recruit and train residents of disadvantaged, low-income communities to install energy efficiency measures as part of the LIEE program, resulting in skill development, job opportunities and professional certification for participating residents.
    • The training program is carried out with involvement by an Investor Owned Utility (IOU), an accredited educational institution and a current LIEE contractor.
    • Each pilot will serve as a model for possible statewide implementation in the 2012 – 2014 LIEE budget cycle to drive green collar job creation.
    • Data on the Pilot outcomes will be tracked and reported on a monthly basis to provide important knowledge for the further development of “green collar job” training programs outside the scope of the LIEE program.
    • Total budget for Pilot is $300,000, which does not include the 60 percent of funding which should be obtained from outside sources.
the liee we t pilot goals
The LIEE WE&T Pilot Goals
  • Pilot Goals
    • An accredited educational institution, an IOU, and a LIEE contractor must come together to create a certificated curriculum to train low income persons to become LIEE implementers
    • Develop a curriculum that is replicable statewide and create a certificate that is recognizable statewide
    • Reduce unemployment in disadvantaged populations while simultaneously increasing the hiring pool for the ambitious 2020 LIEE goals
the liee we t pilot participants
The LIEE WE&T Pilot Participants

Winning Bidders

  • Los Angeles Trade-Tech College (LATTC) (Southern California Gas Company)
    • $174,690 fund request (outside funds from LATTC funds, LACCD Federal Green Job Corps Grant funds)
    • 87 trainees, $2008 per student
  • San Francisco Office of Economic and Workforce Development (OEWD) / City College of San Francisco (Pacific Gas and Electric)
    • $100,000 fund request (outside funding from OEWD Workforce Investment Act funds)
    • 33 trainees, $3,030.00 per student
the liee we t pilot status
The LIEE WE&T Pilot Status
  • Pilot Status
    • November 2009- Memorandums of Understanding executed by Parties
    • December 2009- Contracts reviewed and executed by Parties
    • January 2010 - Program recruitment and curriculum finalization with IOUs and contractor input.
    • January 2010 - Classes scheduled to begin at LATTC
    • March 2010 - Classes scheduled to begin at SF OEWD/CityBuild
  • Pilot Outcome
    • December 2010- The parties will submit a Final Report and Program Review/ Evaluation to determine Best Practices and Recommendations
    • Recommendations will be used to create a statewide curriculum and workforce training program resulting in a certificate that is recognizable statewide among all IOUs
liee we t pilot curriculum overview
LIEE WE&T Pilot Curriculum (overview)
  • Soft Skills (customer relations, etc.)
  • Contextualized (construction/trade) Math, English
  • Weatherization, water, lighting, insulation, heating, cooling measures
  • Natural gas appliance testing (NGAT)
  • Internships / On-the-Job Trainings with LIEE contractors
any questions
Any Questions?
  • Tory Francisco
  • tnf@cpuc.ca.gov
  • 415-703-2743