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§ 1343. Energy End User Data: Survey Plans, Surveys, and Reports.

20 CA ADC § 1343Barclays Official California Code of Regulations

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Title 20. Public Utilities and Energy
Division 2. State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission (Refs & Annos)
Chapter 3. Data Collection
Article 2. Forecast and Assessment of Energy Loads and Resources
20 CCR § 1343
§ 1343. Energy End User Data: Survey Plans, Surveys, and Reports.
(a) Each UDC that has experienced a peak electricity demand of 1000 MW or more in both the two calendar years preceding the required data filing date, and each natural gas utility that has delivered 100 billion cubic feet of gas per year in both of the two calendar years preceding the required data filing date shall complete the survey plans, surveys, and reports described in this Section, unless exempt as described under the Compliance Option described under subsection (f).
(b) Survey Plans and Plan Approval.
(1) Submittal of Survey Plans. For each survey a utility or UDC is required to perform under this Section, the utility or UDC must complete and submit to the Commission a plan for conducting the survey that is consistent with subsections (b) through (e) of this Section. This plan is due one year before survey data is due under subsection (d) and shall describe, at a minimum:
(A) the purpose, scope, and design of the survey project;
(B) the data to be collected, including all data required by subsection (b);
(C) the methods and schedules to be followed;
(D) the format for presenting the results;
(E) the use of contractors to assist in the project;
(F) the estimated cost of the project, nature of funding source, and regulatory authority to complete the study;
(G) what confidential data will be used in the study; how confidentiality will be maintained during the conduct of the survey; any special confidentiality protection needed for types of data not explicitly addressed by Chapter 7, Article 2 of this Division; and
(H) the means for ensuring that the data are representative of the entire end user population located within the utility distribution company service area. The Commission shall presume that the results are representative if the design satisfies all of the following requirements:
1. The survey is designed to achieve end-use saturation estimates accurate to within plus or minus 5 percent at a 95 percent confidence level;
2. The survey design includes methods to reduce non-response bias, including repeated contacts of non-respondents;
3. The survey design includes methods to ensure and verify that results are representative of the end user population; and
4. Survey methods (such as mail, telephone, or on-site data collection methods) are appropriate to the complexity and amount of data requested.
(2) Commission Approval of Plans. The Commission shall evaluate each survey plan in light of the requirements set forth in this Section, and shall approve any plan that meets the requirements of this Section. During this evaluation, the Commission staff may recommend improvements or amendments to enhance the value, reliability, or relevance of the survey results to energy demand forecasting and analysis. The Commission shall approve or disapprove a submitted plan, including a revised plan, within 60 days of its submission. If the Commission disapproves of a plan, it shall specify the plan's deficiencies in writing. Within 30 days of receiving survey plan disapproval, the utility or UDC shall submit to the Commission a revised plan correcting the specified deficiencies.
(3) The surveys shall be conducted in accordance with the approved survey plan. If changes to the survey plan become necessary, the utility or UDC shall notify the Commission in writing before those changes are implemented. If the Commission objects to the changes, it shall notify the utility or UDC within ten working days of its receipt of those changes. If the Commission does not respond, the amended plan will be accepted.
(c) Data Collection Requirements. Each utility or UDC shall complete surveys of end-users in the residential, commercial, and industrial major customer sectors within its distribution service area every four years, carried out in accordance with the plan approved under subsection (b). Major customer sectors shall be defined pursuant to Section 1302 of this Chapter, except that NAICS code 324 may be excluded from the industrial customer sector. The data collected by the surveys shall include, without limitation, all of the following:
(1) For all customers:
(A) presence and characteristics of energy-using equipment;
(B) installed energy efficiency measures;
(C) building management controls, and measures designed to shift load;
(D) presence and type of any metering and telemetry equipment used to meter energy use;
(E) presence, type, and characteristics of any energy-producing equipment or fuel supply;
(F) electric and gas retailer identification or type of provider;
(G) location of the building surveyed, identified by zip code;
(H) patterns of behavior and appliance and equipment operation affecting energy use and load profiles; and
(I) building characteristics, including wall construction, foundation, number of stories, square footage of the building, and characteristics of windows.
(2) For the residential customer sector:
(A) building type (single family, multifamily, or mobile home) and vintage of building, and
(B) demographic characteristics of occupants, including income, primary language spoken in the home, level of educational attainment, number of persons by age group, and race or ethnic group.
(3) For the commercial building customer sector:
(A) type of business identified by industrial classification code, and
(B) occupancy profile, including number of employees and hours of operation.
(4) For the industrial major customer sector:
(A) type of industry identified by industrial classification code;
(B) number of employees;
(C) annual monetary value of shipments; and
(D) energy-using production processes used by the facility.
(5) Corollary data for all surveys:
(A) all accounting records, customer identifiers, and associated data that are necessary for analysis and development of weights to expand respondent data to the population;
(B) for interval metered accounts, 8760 hours of energy consumption data for each sampled premise. For other accounts, twelve months of energy consumption data for each sampled premise; and
(C) for each survey where the survey plan includes a load metering element, load metering data for each metered, sampled account.
(d) Delivery of Data and Documentation. Each utility or UDC shall provide to the Commission all data required by subsection (c), and a Survey Methodology Report, according to the schedule below. The Survey Methodology Report shall describe the procedures that were followed for the survey, including the survey instrument, sample design, sample selection and implementation process, coding procedures, how the survey as implemented differs from the survey plan, and all other information needed for subsequent analyses of the data.
(1) Residential customer sector: on or before July 1, 2003, and on or before July 1 of every fourth year thereafter.
(2) Commercial building customer sector: on or before July 1, 2004, and on or before July 1 of every fourth year thereafter.
(3) Industrial major customer sector: On or before July 1, 2006, and on or before July 1 of every fourth year thereafter.
(e) Data Analysis Reports
(1) Residential End Use and Saturation Reports. Each utility or UDC shall submit, within six months after the residential sector survey data are due under subsection (d), the following reports based on analysis of the survey data:
(A) the Residential End Use Report shall provide estimates of average energy consumption for each major end use by housing type and vintage. The estimates shall be derived from load metering, engineering or conditional demand analysis techniques, which shall be described in the report; and
(B) the Residential Saturation Report shall document the percentage of households using electricity, natural gas, or other type of energy for each appliance or end use, by housing type and vintage;
(2) Commercial Building Floor Space Stock and Saturation Reports. Each utility or UDC shall submit, within six months after the commercial building sector survey data are due, the following reports based on an analysis of the survey data:
(A) the Floor Space Stock Report shall provide estimates of current year commercial building floor space stock, measured in square footage, by building type and vintage; and
(B) the Commercial Saturation Report shall document the percentage of commercial floor space using electricity, natural gas, or other type of energy for each end use, by commercial building type and vintage.
(f) Data Collection and Analyses Compliance Option. In lieu of the requirements contained in subsection (b) through (e) of this Section, a utility or UDC may participate in projects identified by the Commission as satisfying the corresponding data collection and analyses elements of this Section.
(1) Participation requirements:
(A) may include a funding contribution from each utility or UDC in the amount determined by the Commission to be reasonably necessary to fulfill the data collection objectives of this Section; and
(B) shall require participating utilities or UDCs to provide certain data to the Commission, including, but not limited to, accounting records and geographic identifiers required for designing, selecting, and properly weighting the sample, individual energy consumption histories for sampled accounts, and load metering data that the Executive Director identifies as required for a given project pursuant to Public Resources Code Section 25216.5.
(2) The Commission shall notify utilities or UDCs of project participation opportunities, including the applicable customer sector, schedule and participation requirements for the project consistent with Section1343. This notification shall occur at least eighteen months before compliance is due.
(3) A utility or UDC shall be in compliance with the corresponding elements of subsections (b) through (e) of this Section for the customer sector identified by the Commission if it meets the following conditions:
(A) the utility or UDC responds in writing to the Commission's notification of a project participation opportunity within 60 days, requesting to use the compliance option. In its response, the utility or UDC shall agree to comply with the Commission's participation requirements;
(B) the utility or UDC submits to the Commission, according to the schedule described in this Section, the information and data for conducting surveys and performing subsequent analyses identified by the Executive Director as necessary to conduct the survey; and
(C) the utility or UDC transfers funding to the Commission in the amount determined by the Commission to be reasonably necessary to fulfill the data collection objectives of this Section.
(4) The Commission shall approve or disapprove the utility's or UDC's request to use the compliance option within 30 days of its submission.

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Note: Authority cited: Sections 25213, 25218(e) and 25320, Public Resources Code. Reference: Sections 25005.5, 25216, 25216.5, 25300, 25301, 25302 and 25303, Public Resources Code.
History
1. New section filed 11-18-77; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 77, No. 47).
2. Repealer of former Section 1343 and renumbering and amendment of former Section 1342 to Section 1343 filed 1-23-84; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 84, No. 4).
3. Amendment of section heading, repealer and new section and amendment of Note filed 6-3-2002; operative 6-3-2002 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4 (Register 2002, No. 23).
4. Change without regulatory effect amending Note filed 7-26-2005 pursuant to section 100, title 1, California Code of Regulations (Register 2005, No. 30).
5. Amendment of section and Note filed 7-3-2007; operative 7-3-2007 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4 (Register 2007, No. 27).
This database is current through 4/12/24 Register 2024, No. 15.
Cal. Admin. Code tit. 20, § 1343, 20 CA ADC § 1343
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