SIF on Climate Change on May 1:
Staff held a workshop on climate change to discuss the range of climate change models and methodologies for incorporating impacts on loads and resources. A set of strawman proposals were provided to the advisory groups seeking feedback. This discussion will be continued in future advisory committee meetings.
SIF on EE and DR on March 27, 2019!
The SIF discussed how the Council should account for the interaction between demand response and energy efficiency potential in the Regional Portfolio Model. In some cases, EE and DR are complementary (e.g. smart thermostats), but in some cases they may compete (more range of control from a fluorescent light fixture versus an efficient LED). As such, we would like to bring together members of the conservation resources advisory committee (CRAC), demand response advisory committee (DRAC), and systems analysis advisory committee (SAAC) to discuss staff’s proposed methodology.