News, Studies, and Updates

Christensen Associates Helps Eversource Companies Win Performance-Based Ratemaking Plans

Categories: Innovative Electricity Pricing, Performance-Based Ratemaking

November 30, 2017 - Mark Meitzen

On November 30, 2017, the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities accepted a proposed five-year performance-based ratemaking mechanism for NSTAR Electric Company and Western Massachusetts Electric Company (Eversource).

Continue Reading


The Alphabet of PBR in Electric Power: Why X Does Not Tell the Whole Story

Categories: Performance-Based Ratemaking

September 22, 2017 - Mark Meitzen and Phil Schoech

Mark Meitzen and Phil Schoech teamed with Dennis Weisman, Professor Emeritus at Kansas State University, to write the forthcoming piece “The Alphabet of PBR in Electric Power: Why X Does Not Tell the Whole Story.”

Continue Reading


Alternative Electricity Ratemaking Mechanisms Adopted by Other States

Categories: Rate Design

May 25, 2016 - Laurence Kirsch and Mat Morey

This report identifies and analyzes eleven types of alternative ratemaking mechanisms adopted by various states, particularly those that allow electric transmission and distribution utilities to seek timely recovery of infrastructure costs while preserving incentives to achieve other goals that might be fostered by appropriate rate design.

   View PDF


2015 Load Impact Evaluation of California Statewide Demand Bidding Programs (DBP) for Non-Residential Customers: Ex-Post and Ex-Ante Report

Categories: Load Impact Evaluation

April 1, 2016 - Dan Hansen and Michael Ty Clark

CA Energy Consulting presents ex-post and ex-ante load impact evaluations for the statewide Demand Bidding Program (“DBP”) in place at Pacific Gas and Electric Company (“PG&E”), Southern California Edison (“SCE”), and San Diego Gas and Electric Company (“SDG&E”) in 2015.

   View PDF


2015 Load Impact Evaluation of California Statewide Base Interruptible Programs (BIP) for Non-Residential Customers: Ex-post and Ex-ante Report

Categories: Load Impact Evaluation

April 1, 2016 - Dan Hansen and Tim Huegerich

CA Energy Consulting documents ex-post and ex-ante load impact evaluations for the statewide Base Interruptible Program (“BIP”) in place at Pacific Gas and Electric Company (“PG&E”), Southern California Edison (“SCE”), and San Diego Gas and Electric Company (“SDG&E”) in 2015.

   View PDF


2015 Load Impact Evaluation of California Statewide Demand Bidding Programs for Non-Residential Customers: Ex-Post and Ex-Ante Report

Categories: Load Impact Evaluation

April 1, 2016 - Dan Hansen and Michael Ty Clark

CA Energy Consulting reported on ex-post and ex-ante load impact evaluations for the statewide Demand Bidding Program (“DBP”) in place at Pacific Gas and Electric Company (“PG&E”), Southern California Edison (“SCE”), and San Diego Gas and Electric Company (“SDG&E”) in 2015.

   View PDF


2015 Load Impact Evaluation of Pacific Gas and Electric Company’s Residential Time-Based Pricing Programs: Ex-Post and Ex-Ante Report

Categories: Load Impact Evaluation

April 1, 2016 - Steve Braithwait, Dan Hansen, and Dave Armstrong

CA Energy Consulting reported on 2015 ex post and 2016-2026 ex ante load impact estimates for Pacific Gas & Electric Company’s (PG&E) residential time-based pricing tariffs.

   View PDF


2015 Load Impact Evaluation of Pacific Gas and Electric Company’s Mandatory Time-of-Use Rates for Small, Medium, and Agricultural Non-residential Customers: Ex-post and Ex-ante Report

Categories: Load Impact Evaluation

March 30, 2016 - Dan Hansen

CA Energy Consulting calculated the 2015 ex-post and 2016-2026 ex-ante load impacts for Pacific Gas and Electric Company’s (PG&E) mandatory time-of-use (TOU) rates that were implemented for small-sized, medium-sized, and agricultural non-residential customers in 2015.

   View PDF


Retail Choice in Electricity: What Have We Learned in 20 Years?

Categories: Demand Response, Innovative Electricity Pricing, Market Design, Pricing, Rate Design

February 24, 2016 - Mat Morey and Laurence Kirsch

In the 1990s, proponents of retail choice projected lower retail prices and innovative products and services. Through a review of studies covering a wide range of retail choice issues, Drs. Morey and Kirsch found a mixed set of outcomes that suggest retail choice has delivered only a small part of its advertised benefits.

Continue Reading


Parsing Poles and Towers

Categories: Transmission

February 4, 2016 - Michael T. O'Sheasy

Michael O'Sheasy and Josh Rogers develop a method to split pole and fixture costs into customer and demand components in "Parsing Poles and Towers," appearing the the January 2016 issue of Public Utilities Fortnightly.

Continue Reading


Tesla’s Powerwall May Herald an Era of Residential Demand Charges

Categories: Distributed Energy Resources, Net Energy Metering, Pricing, Rate Design

May 14, 2015 - Brad Wagner

Utilities and residential solar advocates often find themselves at odds over the pricing of solar electricity, particularly over the policy of net metered volumentric distribution charges. The Powerwall has the potential to align the interests of these two groups, heralding an era of residential demand charges.

Continue Reading


2014 Load Impact Evaluation of California Statewide Base Interruptible Programs (BIP) for Non-Residential Customers: Ex Post and Ex Ante Report

Categories: Demand Response, Load Impact Evaluation

April 1, 2015 - Dan Hansen and Tim Huegerich

CA Energy Consulting reported on ex post and ex ante load impact evaluations for the statewide Base Interruptible Program (“BIP”) in place at Pacific Gas and Electric Company (“PG&E”), Southern California Edison (“SCE”), and San Diego Gas and Electric Company (“SDG&E”) in 2014.

   View PDF


2014 Statewide Load Impact Evaluation of California Aggregator Demand Response Programs – Ex-Post and Ex-Ante Load Impacts

Categories: Demand Response, Load Impact Evaluation

April 1, 2015 - Dan Hansen, Steve Braithwait, and Dave Armstrong

CA Energy Consulting documented the results of a load impact evaluation of aggregator-based demand response (“DR”) programs operated by the three California investor-owned utilities (IOUs), Pacific Gas and Electric (“PG&E”), Southern California Edison (“SCE”), and San Diego Gas and Electric (“SDG&E”) for Program Year 2014.

   View PDF


2014 Load Impact Evaluation of Pacific Gas and Electric Company’s Mandatory Time-of-Use Rates for Small and Medium Non-residential Customers: Ex-post and Ex-ante Report

Categories: Load Impact Evaluation

April 1, 2015 - Dan Hansen

CA Energy Consulting produced ex-post and ex-ante load impact evaluations for Pacific Gas and Electric Company’s (“PG&E”) mandatory time-of-use (“TOU”) rates that were implemented for small and medium-sized non-residential customers in 2014.

   View PDF


Steve Braithwait Presents at PLMA Spring Conference in Tucson on April 29, 2015

Categories: Load Impact Evaluation

April 1, 2015 - Steve Braithwait

Dr. Braithwait will make a presentation on the demand impacts of Gulf Power Company's Energy Select program.

Continue Reading


2014 Load Impact Evaluation of California Statewide Demand Bidding Programs (DBP) for Non-Residential Customers: Ex-post and Ex-Ante Report

Categories: Demand Response, Load Impact Evaluation

April 1, 2015 - Dan Hansen, Dave Armstrong, and Steve Braithwait

CA Energy Consulting conducted ex-post and ex-ante load impact evaluations for the statewide Demand Bidding Program (“DBP”) in place at Pacific Gas and Electric Company (“PG&E”), Southern California Edison (“SCE”), and San Diego Gas and Electric Company (“SDG&E”) in 2014.

   View PDF


Michael O’Sheasy Testifies before the South Carolina PSC on Net Energy Metering Rates for Photovoltaics

Categories: Distributed Energy Resources, Market Design, Net Energy Metering, Rate Design, Testimony

February 3, 2015 - Michael T. O'Sheasy

South Carolina Electric & Gas Company engaged Michael O’Sheasy of Christensen Associates Energy Consulting to testify to the Public Service Commission of South Carolina about the proposed design of new Net Energy Metering rates.

Continue Reading


Pricing Retail Electricity in a Distributed Energy Resources World

Categories: Demand Response, Demand Side Management, Distributed Energy Resources, Pricing, Rate Design

January 6, 2015 - Mat Morey and Laurence Kirsch

Mat Morey and Laurence Kirsch describe the principles and elements of a retail pricing structure that can be applied to all electricity consumers regardless of whether they have their own distributed energy resources.

   View PDF


Dr. Mathew Morey presents on "Ensuring Adequate Power Supplies for Tomorrow's Electricity Needs"

Categories: Market Design, Wholesale Markets

November 12, 2014 - Mat Morey

Dr. Mathew Morey and Bruce Edelston, Director of the Electric Markets Research Foundation (EMRF) led a webinar summarizing CA Energy Consulting's recent report for EMRF entitled "Ensuring Adequate Power Supplies for Tomorrow's Electricity Needs".

Continue Reading


Dan Hansen Presents on Energy Utility Basics

Categories: Pricing, Rate Design

October 20, 2014 - Dan Hansen

Dan Hansen participated in WPUI’s Energy Utility Basics Course that took place in Madison, Wisconsin during the week of October 20, 2014.

Continue Reading


Steve Braithwait presents on Dynamic Pricing and Demand Response

Categories: Demand Response

October 20, 2014 - Steve Braithwait

Steve Braitwait presented on the roles of dynamic pricing programs and demand response programs at WPUI's Energy Utility Basics Course.

Continue Reading


Steve Braithwait Presents at AEIC Annual Load Research Conference and WLRA Fall Conference

Categories: Load Impact Evaluation

September 22, 2014 - Steve Braithwait

Dr. Braithwait evaluated the demand impacts of Gulf Power Company’s Energy Select program and presented the results.

Continue Reading


Dan Hansen Testifies on Xcel Energy's Revenue Decoupling Mechanism

Categories: Revenue Decoupling

August 31, 2014 - Dan Hansen

Dan Hansen supported Xcel Energy’s revenue decoupling proposal for its Minnesota service territory in August, 2014.

Continue Reading


Dan Hansen Presents on Transforming the Utility Business Model

Categories: Pricing, Rate Design

August 25, 2014 - Dan Hansen

Dan Hansen participated in the EUCI conference "Transforming the Utility Business Model” that took place in Chicago, Illinois on August 25-26, 2014.

Continue Reading


Dan Hansen Presents on Rate Design Strategies

Categories: Rate Design, Revenue Decoupling

July 22, 2014 - Dan Hansen

Dan Hansen participated in and helped organize an EUCI conference called “Rate Design Strategies for Meeting Regulatory Objectives” that took place in Denver, Colorado on July 22-23, 2014. Dr. Hansen conducted a pre-conference workshop that included discussions of electric vehicle pricing principles, efficient electricity pricing principles, and dynamic pricing products.

Continue Reading


Ensuring Adequate Power Supplies for Tomorrow's Electricity Needs

Categories: Market Design, Wholesale Markets

June 16, 2014 - Mat Morey, Laurence Kirsch, Kelly Eakin, and Robert Camfield

The Electric Markets Research Foundation commissioned CA Energy Consulting to examine the ability of the U.S. electric power industry to build and maintain sufficient electric generating capacity to meet the country’s present and future needs.

   View PDF


Dan Hansen Presents at Load Impact Evaluation Workshop

Categories: Uncategorized

May 7, 2014 - Dan Hansen

Dan Hansen presented at the annual Load Impact Evaluation Workshop of the California DRMEC that took place in San Francisco, California on May 7, 2014.

Continue Reading


2013 Load Impact Evaluation of California Statewide Demand Bidding Programs (DBP) for Non-Residential Customers: Ex Post and Ex Ante Report

Categories: Demand Response, Load Impact Evaluation

April 1, 2014 - Dan Hansen, Steve Braithwait, and Dave Armstrong

CA Energy Consulting documented ex post and ex ante load impact evaluations for the statewide Demand Bidding Program (“DBP”) in place at Pacific Gas and Electric Company (“PG&E”), Southern California Edison (“SCE”), and San Diego Gas and Electric Company (“SDG&E”) in 2013.

   View PDF


2013 Statewide Load Impact Evaluation of California Aggregator Demand Response Programs Volume 2: Baseline Analysis

Categories: Demand Response, Load Impact Evaluation

April 1, 2014 - Steve Braithwait, Dan Hansen, and Dave Armstrong

This second volume of the aggregator program evaluation report for program-year 2013 contains an analysis of the performance of the current program baseline methods and of a number of potential alternative baseline methods. The baseline analysis was ordered in the CPUC decision regarding DR activities and budgets for 2012 through 2014.

   View PDF


2013 Statewide Load Impact Evaluation of California Aggregator Demand Response Programs Volume 1: Ex-Post and Ex-Ante Load Impacts

Categories: Demand Response, Load Impact Evaluation

April 1, 2014 - Steve Braithwait, Dan Hansen, and Dave Armstrong

CA Energy Consulting documents the results of a load impact evaluation of aggregator demand response (“DR”) programs operated by the three California investor-owned utilities (IOUs), Pacific Gas and Electric (“PG&E”), Southern California Edison (“SCE”), and San Diego Gas and Electric (“SDG&E”) for Program Year 2013.

   View PDF


A Summary of Revenue Decoupling Evaluations

Categories: Program Evaluation, Revenue Decoupling

July 21, 2013 - Dan Hansen

This presentation provides an overview of the independent evaluations of four revenue decoupling mechanisms conducted by CA Energy Consulting.

   View PDF


2012 Load Impact Evaluation of San Diego Gas & Electric’s Residential Peak Time Rebate Program

Categories: Load Impact Evaluation

April 1, 2013 - Steve Braithwait and Dan Hansen

CA Energy Consulting reports on the ex post and ex ante load impact evaluations of San Diego Gas & Electric’s (SDG&E) 2012 Peak Time Rebate (PTR) program.

   View PDF



2012 Statewide Load Impact Evaluation of California Aggregator Demand Response Programs Volume 1: Ex post and Ex ante Load Impacts

Categories: Demand Response, Load Impact Evaluation

April 1, 2013 - Steve Braithwait, Dan Hansen, and Dave Armstrong

CA Energy Consulting documents the results of a load impact evaluation of aggregator demand response ("DR") programs operated by the three California investor-owned utilities (IOUs), Pacific Gas and Electric ("PG&E"), Southern California Edison ("SCE"), and San Diego Gas and Electric ("SDG&E") for Program-Year 2012.

   View PDF


2012 Impact Evaluation of Pacific Gas & Electric Company’s PeakChoice Program for Commercial and Industrial Customers Ex Post Report

Categories: Demand Response, Load Impact Evaluation

April 1, 2013 - Dan Hansen and Dave Armstrong

CA Energy Consulting presents a load impact evaluation of the PeakChoice Program offered by Pacific Gas and Electric Company (“PG&E”) in 2012.

   View PDF


2012 Load Impact Evaluation of California Statewide Demand Bidding Programs (DBP) for Non-Residential Customers: Ex Post and Ex Ante Report

Categories: Load Impact Evaluation

April 1, 2013 - Dan Hansen, Steve Braithwait, and Dave Armstrong

CA Energy Consulting documents ex post and ex ante load impact evaluations for the statewide Demand Bidding Program (“DBP”) in place at Pacific Gas and Electric Company (“PG&E”), Southern California Edison (“SCE”), and San Diego Gas and Electric Company (“SDG&E”) in 2012.

   View PDF


CA Energy Consulting Recommends Approaches to Mitigate Energy Rate Increases on Industry

Categories: Load Impact Evaluation, Market Design

November 8, 2012 - Mat Morey, Laurence Kirsch, and Brad Wagner

On behalf of the Kentucky Legislative Research Commission, Dr. Mathew Morey, Dr. Laurence Kirsch, and other Christensen Associates staff have written a report that identifies ways of implementing programs and mechanisms that mitigate the impacts of electric rate increases on the market competitiveness of industrial and manufacturing businesses. The investigation into these options was spurred by the international competitive challenges faced by Kentucky's two aluminum smelters, including the challenges of relatively low-priced electricity in other countries.

   View PDF


There Is No Need to Fix What Is Not Broken

Categories: Market Design, Wholesale Markets

September 20, 2012 - Mat Morey and Laurence Kirsch

Dr. Mathew Morey and Dr. Laurence Kirsch, on behalf of The American Public Power Association (APPA), National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA), and the New York Association of Public Power (NYAPP), studied the capacity market operated by the New York System Operator (NYISO). In the study, the authors find that there is no need to fix what is not broken. The existing capacity market structure has provided generation capacity where it is most highly valued, using diverse fuels and meeting a variety of renewable resources and environmental policy goals. This success has been achieved without resorting to a mandatory forward market such as those used by PJM and ISO-New England. The current design does not require replacement by a mandatory forward centralized capacity market.

Continue Reading


2011 Impact Evaluation of San Diego Gas & Electric's Peak-Time Rebate Pilot Program, Ex-Post and Ex-Ante Report

Categories: Demand Response, Program Evaluation

May 31, 2012 - Steve Braithwait, Dan Hansen, and Dave Armstrong

CA Energy Consulting estimated customer load reductions during event days for SDG&E’s Peak-time Rebate pilot program. The study also included a forecast of program load impacts for 2012 through 2021.

   View PDF


2011 Load Impact Evaluation of California Statewide Demand Bidding Programs (DBP) for Non-Residential Customers: Ex Post and Ex Ante Report

Categories: Demand Response, Program Evaluation

May 29, 2012 - Steve Braithwait, Dan Hansen, and Jess Reaser

CA Energy Consulting estimated customer load reductions during event days for the Demand Bidding Programs in place at PG&E and SCE. The study also included a forecast of program load impacts for 2012 through 2022.

   View PDF


CA Energy Consulting Produces Report on Market Structures and Planning Processes in the Eastern Interconnection

Categories: Wholesale Markets

March 26, 2012 - Mat Morey, Laurence Kirsch, and Brad Wagner

CA Energy Consulting, in collaboration with Energy Policy Group, has recently produced a report on behalf of the Eastern Interconnection States’ Planning Council and the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners. This report assembles information from a wide variety of sources, and compares wholesale market structures, transmission planning processes, and state laws and regulations in the Eastern Interconnection. The information and comparisons will help state regulators understand how market structures and state rules may affect incentives for and barriers to generation and transmission investments.

Continue Reading


2011 Impact Evaluation Southern California Edison's Summer Discount Plan - Localized Dispatch and Limited Test Events, Ex Post Report

Categories: Demand Response, Program Evaluation

March 3, 2012 - Steve Braithwait, Dan Hansen, and Dave Armstrong

CA Energy Consulting estimated customer load reductions during event days for the Summer Discount Program in place at Southern California Edison.

   View PDF


Mathew Morey Presents a Transmission Cost Allocation "Reasonableness Assessment" to SPP

Categories: Transmission, Wholesale Markets

September 22, 2011 - Mat Morey

CA Energy Consulting's Mathew Morey appeared before the Southwest Power Pool's Regional Allocation Review Task Force (RARTF) in September, 2011. At the behest of several Nebraska utilities, Dr. Morey developed an approach to conducting such a "reasonableness assessment" of zonal allocations of transmission investments.

Continue Reading


Steve Braithwait to Present on Critical Peak Pricing

Categories: Pricing

August 8, 2011 - Steve Braithwait

Steve Braithwait will present “Using Interval Load Data to Estimate Load Impacts of Critical Peak Pricing for Large Commercial and Industrial Customers” at the AEIC Annual Load Research Conference on August 8-10 in Alexandria, VA.

Continue Reading


Steve Braithwait to Discuss Efficient Electricity Rates and Dynamic Pricing

Categories: Demand Response, Pricing

July 25, 2011 - Steve Braithwait

Steve Braithwait will discuss “Designing Efficient Electricity Rates” and “Evidence of Customer Response to Dynamic Pricing” at the EEI Rates Advanced Course on July 25-26 in Madison, WI.

Continue Reading


Steve Braithwait to Discuss Smart Pricing

Categories: Demand Side Management

May 16, 2011 - Steve Braithwait

Steve Braithwait will present "How Do Large and Commercial Customers Respond to Smart Pricing?" at EUCI's 2011 Demand Side Management conference.

Continue Reading


Steve Braithwait to Moderate Panel on Alternative Retail Rate Structures

Categories: Demand Response

May 15, 2011 - Steve Braithwait

Steve Braithwait will moderate "Evaluating Customer Response to Alternative Retail Rate Structures" at the 2011 Internation Energy Program Evaluation Conference in Boston.

Continue Reading


2010 Load Impact Evaluation of California Statewide Aggregator Demand Response Programs: Ex Post and Ex Ante Final Report

Categories: Demand Response, Program Evaluation

March 29, 2011 - Steve Braithwait, Dan Hansen, and Dave Armstrong

CA Energy Consulting estimated customer load reductions during event days for the Aggregator demand response programs in place at PG&E, SCE, and SDG&E. The study also included a forecast of program load impacts for 2011 through 2020.

   View PDF


2010 Load Impact Evaluation of California Statewide Demand Bidding Programs (DBP) for Non-Residential Customers: Ex Post and Ex Ante Report

Categories: Uncategorized

March 29, 2011 - Steve Braithwait, Dan Hansen, and Jess Reaser

CA Energy Consulting estimated customer load reductions during event days for the Demand Bidding Programs in place at PG&E and SCE. The study also included a forecast of program load impacts for 2011 through 2021.

   View PDF


Highly Volatile-Load Customer Study

Categories: Demand Response, Program Evaluation

October 27, 2010 - Steve Braithwait and Dan Hansen

This study identifies commercial and industrial customers with highly volatile loads and explores their experience in demand response programs offered by the three California investor-owned electric utilities.

   View PDF


2009 Impact Evaluation of San Diego Gas & Electric's Participating Load Pilot Program, Part 1. Ex Post Final Report

Categories: Demand Response, Program Evaluation

September 17, 2010 - Steve Braithwait, Dan Hansen, Dave Armstrong, and Jess Reaser

This study estimated the load impacts from customers in SDG&E’s Participating Load Pilot Program.

   View PDF


2009 Load Impact Evaluation of California Statewide Aggregator Demand Response Programs: Ex Post and Ex Ante Report

Categories: Demand Response, Program Evaluation

April 21, 2010 - Steve Braithwait, Dan Hansen, and Dave Armstrong

CA Energy Consulting estimated customer load reductions during event days for the Aggregator demand response programs in place at PG&E, SCE, and SDG&E. The study also included a forecast of program load impacts for 2010 through 2020.

   View PDF


2009 Load Impact Evaluation of California Statewide Critical-Peak Pricing Rates for Non-Residential Customers: Ex Post and Ex Ante Report

Categories: Demand Response, Program Evaluation

April 19, 2010 - Steve Braithwait, Dan Hansen, and Jess Reaser

CA Energy Consulting estimated customer load reductions during event days for the non-residential Critical Peak Pricing demand response programs in place at PG&E, SCE, and SDG&E. The study also included a forecast of program load impacts for 2010 through 2020.

   View PDF


2009 Load Impact Evaluation of California Statewide Demand Bidding Programs (DBP) for Non-Residential Customers: Ex Post and Ex Ante Report

Categories: Demand Response, Program Evaluation

April 1, 2010 - Steve Braithwait, Dan Hansen, and Jess Reaser

CA Energy Consulting estimated customer load reductions during event days for the Demand Bidding Programs in place at PG&E and SCE. The study also included a forecast of program load impacts for 2010 through 2020.

   View PDF


2008 Evaluation of California Statewide Aggregator Demand Response Programs, Volume 2: Baseline Analysis of AMP Demand Response Program

Categories: Demand Response, Program Evaluation

May 30, 2009 - Steve Braithwait and Dave Armstrong

This study evaluates the effectiveness of alternative baseline methods used to estimate customer response to demand response programs.

   View PDF


2008 Load Impact Evaluation of California Statewide Aggregator Demand Response Programs, Volume 1: Ex Post and Ex Ante Report

Categories: Demand Response, Program Evaluation

May 1, 2009 - Steve Braithwait, Dan Hansen, and Dave Armstrong

CA Energy Consulting estimated customer load reductions during event days for the Aggregator demand response programs in place at PG&E, SCE, and SDG&E. The study also included a forecast of program load impacts for 2009 through 2020.

   View PDF


2008 Load Impact Evaluation of California Statewide Critical-Peak Pricing Rates for Non-Residential Customers, Ex Post and Ex Ante Report

Categories: Demand Response, Program Evaluation

April 29, 2009 - Steve Braithwait, Dan Hansen, and Jess Reaser

CA Energy Consulting estimated customer load reductions during event days for the non-residential Critical Peak Pricing demand response programs in place at PG&E, SCE, and SDG&E. The study also included a forecast of program load impacts for 2009 through 2020.

   View PDF


2008 Load Impact Evaluation of California Statewide Demand Bidding Program (DBP) for Non-Residential Customers, Ex Post and Ex Ante Report

Categories: Demand Response, Program Evaluation

April 29, 2009 - Steve Braithwait and Dan Hansen

CA Energy Consulting estimated customer load reductions during event days for the Demand Bidding Programs in place at PG&E and SCE. The study also included a forecast of program load impacts for 2009 through 2020.

   View PDF


Impact Evaluation of California Statewide Critical-Peak Pricing Rate and Demand Bidding Program for Commercial and Industrial Customers - Program-year 2007

Categories: Demand Response, Program Evaluation

August 15, 2008 - Steve Braithwait and Dan Hansen

This study evaluates customer response to two demand response programs operated by the three investor-owned utilities in California. It includes estimated demand response for the 2007 program year of the critical-peak pricing (CPP) rates and the demand-bidding programs (DBP) offered to non-residential customers.

   View PDF