On-Bill Repayment Tariffs Filed by IOUs

The California IOUs have submitted Advice Letters for approval by the CPUC to implement their On-Bill Repayment Tariffs, as directed by D.13-09-044, and articulated therein:

“Transferability of the underlying debt obligation to subsequent occupants (‘with the customer’s meter’), upon change of building ownership and/or tenancy, is both central to the appeal of OBR and a key implementation challenge…the Commission finds that [establishing and communicating a clear and enforceable obligation] can be achieved through the use of written agreements and a tariff process…”

The OBR Tariffs for each IOU can be found as follows:

(The utilities have also submitted for CPUC approval their Program Implementation Plans for several pilots, as described in a separate posting.  Additionally, FYI, the IOUs made presentations on the OBR tariffs to the Real Estate industry and to Financial Institutions.  Presentation for RE industryPresentation for FI industry

About David Nemtzow

David Nemtzow, Principal, Nemtzow & Associates, has worked on energy efficiency for over thirty years, having run a large State government energy, water and utility department, the Alliance to Save Energy, and an energy and utility consulting practice, and he has been on the executive team of a clean energy startup company. He has provided technical and policy advice to policy makers and regulators; built partnerships and coalitions, and communicated complex energy issues to corporate CEOs, energy professionals, community leaders, senior government officials and the public. Nemtzow currently advises on strategic, programmatic and analytic concerns on utility, energy efficiency and other distributed and demand-side issues on behalf of California utility, corporate, trade association and other clients. He co-drafted the California Energy Efficiency Strategic Plan (2008) on behalf of the California investor-owned utilities.