Integrated Community-Level Solutions for Resource Management for a Grid and Customer Benefits


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Energy Commission
Document Title
Integrated Community-Level Solutions for Resource Management for a Grid and Customer Benefits
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The goals of this Agreement are to demonstrate how a package of technologies with integrated solar and storage can substantially reduce the energy and carbon footprint of a low income multifamily community in a disadvantaged area and to demonstrate achieving Zero Net Energy at the community scale. Nearly 20% of all ratepayers in CA are classified under low income and are eligible for reduced electricity rates under the CA Alternate Rates for Energy program. Extending the results of this project to 15% of CA residential energy use, shows a potential for energy use reduction of 1089.4 GWh per year, which translates to statewide CO2 reduction of 397,631 tons per year, while the total bill reduction is $185M. In turn, one can assume that if this project is awarded by the Energy Commission, an estimated benefit-to-cost ratio of 49.5 is achievable given the assumptions listed above and assuming 10% penetration.

Contact Information

Angela Gould
Agency Name
California Energy Commission
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Los Angeles

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15301, 15306, 15262
Reasons for Exemption
This project is exempt under 15301, b/c it includes the installation of bifacial solar, an energy storage system, connected water heaters, and smart thermostats at an existing site -- a low-income multifamily community. The project is exempt under CCR Sec 15306, b/c it includes lab testing of system controls before field deployment. It is also exempt under sec 15262, b/c it includes a paper study pertaining to design, planning, and evaluation of solar, storage, and load energy management systems.

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