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How Changes to ENERGY STAR® QPL Affect Incentives Applications

SCE requires LED integral lamps to be ENERGY STAR® qualified in order to be eligible for incentives through Express or Customized Solutions (e.g., LT‑12834, LT‑10965). In August 2013, ENERGY STAR updated manufacturer specifications for LED and CFL lamps to earn ENERGY STAR qualification. As a result, products that have not demonstrated compliance with the new … Read More >

LED Overview: The Terms, Tech, Pros, Cons, and Policies

While light-emitting diode (LED) lighting systems still represent a relatively small share of the installed market, few energy-saving technologies have taken off in popularity as quickly. Despite, or perhaps because of, this rapid proliferation, there are a lot of misconceptions about the use of LEDs for general lighting applications. To help create some clarity, let’s … Read More >

Efficient Businesses Deserve Efficient Offices

Office buildings represent 17% of both the floor space and energy consumption in the U.S.1 Of the 1.3 billion square feet of office space in California, about 90% is leased. With the diversity of lease terms available, it can sometimes be difficult to determine exactly who is paying to keep the lights on and air cool.2 … Read More >

You Attended a Contractor Workshop. Now What?

Our recent contractor workshops offered an introduction to SCE’s energy efficiency and demand response offerings and outlined how to become a successful Customer’s Authorized Agent. We covered a lot of ground in those workshops, but if you’re ready to get started as a Customer’s Authorized Agent, here are the steps to take: Download and fill … Read More >

Air Compressor Customized Solutions Temporarily On Hold

At the direction of the California Public Utility Commission’s (CPUC) Energy Division, SCE is working with San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) and Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) to develop a uniform, statewide policy for estimating energy savings for air compressor variable speed drives (VSDs) and sequencing controls. Until this new policy is approved by … Read More >

Annual Water Conference September 9-10

Please join us for an engaging two day conference focused on California’s current water situation and efforts underway to advance energy, water and state policy. Guest speakers include distinguished representatives from local Southern California water districts and municipalities. Workshops and classes taught by industry experts feature relevant topics including: All Things Renewable, New Technologies to … Read More >

With Incentive Increase, the Value of kW is Higher Than Ever

Among all of the others changes appearing in the latest edition of the Solutions Directory, it’s easy to overlook one of the most important and far-reaching: the incentive for peak demand reductions in Customized Solutions increased from $100 to $150 per kW. As you know, kWh is often the focus of calculating energy savings and … Read More >

Policy Update: LED Retrofit Kits for Troffer Luminaires

After careful review, SCE has adjusted the equipment qualification criteria to allow incentives for certain LED retrofit kits. Effective August 1, 2014, projects that use eligible LED products to upgrade linear fluorescent troffer luminaires can qualify for incentives through Customized Solutions. Figure 1: Solution Code and incentive amounts for new LED retrofit kit incentive A … Read More >