Thought Leadership

Research and Reports

 
Presentation: “CVRP Income Cap Analysis: Informing Policy Discussions”

Presentation given to a CVRP stakeholder briefing in August of 2016 that evaluated the potential impact of different income cap levels using historical data. Findings included: 1) even “high” caps exclude substantial percentages of the market, and 2) lowering the cap produces a non-linear increase in the exclusionary effect of cap (e.g., halving cap produces 5-fold losses).

  Aug, 2016
Accelerating Market Transformation with Energy Program Data Visualizations

This paper analyzes how the use of interactive web-based dashboards can inform program evaluation and market transformation efforts for sustainable energy technologies.

  Aug, 2016
California Electric Vehicle Consumer Survey Dashboard

Explore the first three years of data, including consumer demographics and housing characteristics, purchase/lease motivations, decision-making processes, dealer experience, and awareness of special PEV electricity rates. Sort data by vehicle type, make, location, and other criteria.

  Aug, 2016
EV Consumer Characteristics, Awareness, Information Channels & Motivations

View regional data on fuel cell and plug-in electric vehicle adoption in California.

  Aug, 2016
EV Consumer Characteristics, Awareness, Information Channels & Motivations

Presentation covering information on electric vehicle consumers including who is adopting EVs, how current consumers are becoming aware and what messages are resonating with consumers.

  Jul, 2016
2016 Self-Generation Incentive Program Handbook

The Self-Generation Incentive Program (SGIP) provides financial incentives for the installation of new qualifying technologies that are installed to meet all or a portion of the electric energy needs of a facility. The purpose of the SGIP is to contribute to Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emission reductions, demand reductions and reduced customer electricity purchases, resulting in the electric system reliability through improved transmission and distribution system utilization; as well as market transformation for distributed energy resource (DER) technologies. This handbook establishes the policies and procedures of the SGIP for potential program participants and other interested parties. The SGIP has been approved by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) and is subject to change in whole or in part at any time without prior notice. Any changes made to the SGIP will be published in revisions to this Handbook and/or posted at each Program Administrator’s (PA’s) website. The Program Administrators are: Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E), Southern California Edison (SCE), the Southern California Gas Company (SoCal Gas) and the Center for Sustainable Energy® (CSE)2.https://www.selfgenca.com/documents/handbook/2016 

  Feb, 2016
Zero-Emission Vehicle Markets in California: Disadvantaged Communities and the State Overall

Presentation focused on zero-emission vehicles (ZEV) in California's disadvantaged communities and the state overall. Information covers ZEV consumer insights and vehicle trends.

  Feb, 2016
Clean Vehicle Rebate Project Long Term Planning: Funding Needs for Fiscal Years 2016–2017 thru 2018–2019

The following assesses, primarily through extrapolation of real-world data, the funding requirements for the Clean Vehicle Rebate Project (CVRP) for fiscal year 2016–2017 (FY 16–17) thru FY 18–19.

  Feb, 2016
CVRP Implementation Status Update

Presentation given at a CVRP long-term planning workshop and includes an implementation overview, public data and tools and a summary of program participation.

  Dec, 2015
California Solar Initiative-Thermal Program Handbook

The CSI-Thermal Program is designed to significantly increase the adoption rate of solar thermal technologies into the California marketplace.

  Nov, 2015