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									CSI Program Forum
January 25, 2012
California Solar Initiative
                              Agenda
   •   Welcome & Introductions
   •   CSI Year-end Statistics
   •   California Legislative Update on SB585
   •   Regulatory Update for 2012
   •   SB585 Implementation
   •   Upcoming CSI Program Handbook Changes
   •   Proposals for Cost per kWh Reporting
   •   Lunch – Offsite
   •   M&E- Market Transformation Study
   •   SASH Program Update
   •   Q&A
   •   Break
   •   CSI-Thermal Metrics
   •   Recent Program Changes
   •   Marketing and Outreach
   •   Low-income CSI-Thermal
   •   Future Program Expansion
   •   Q&A
   •   Closing Comments and Adjourn
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             2011 in Review
    California Solar Initiative
              CSI General Market Progress in 2011
           California has 1,060+ MW installed customer-side PV at 105,146+ locations
              Over 60% are CSI projects
           A record 262 MW installed in 2011 alone.
           GM Program is 63% of the way towards its goal

                                                       Installed   Pending Remaining       Total
                                                                                           Goal
       Capacity (MW)                                     699 MW     411 MW    640 MW    1,750 MW
       Goal (% of Total)                                    40%        23%       37%        100%
       Projects (Number)                                  63,165     12,797        ~~          ~~

       Incentives ($ Million)                           $1,217M      $381 M    $350M    $1,948 M



       Data includes only CSI Genera Market Program.
       Data through January 3, 2012.

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    Aug 2011: Record number of apps received


                                      3,530 apps rec’d
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    Nov 2011: Record number of MW installed


                                         35.5 MW
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      Legislative Update on SB585
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    Legislative update
    • SB 585
       • Authorized an additional $200 million to CSI budget.
       • Adjusted the PBI incentive rates
       • Requires the CPUC to establish cost-caps based on state and
         national data
    • D.11-12-019: Adopted by the CPUC per SB 585
       •   Updated the CSI non-residential incentive budget
       •   Adjusts utility revenue requirements
       •   Modified PBI incentive rates
       •   Directed CPUC Energy Division to monitor cost caps and
           adjust as needed.
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        Regulatory Update for 2012
California Solar Initiative
    What’s new for 2012
    • Virtual Net Metering Expansion
       • D.11-07-031: Expands VNM to all multi-tenant and multi-
         meter properties.
       • Utilities filed tariffs to expand VNM in Fall 2011.
       • Energy Division to issue a resolution on VNM tariffs in Q1
         2012
    • CSI Phase II/III modifications
       • A ruling requesting comments on “medium” and “low”
         priority modifications to CSI Program in December 2011.
       • Ruling also requested comments on the methodology for
         calculating the NEM cost cap.
       • Comments due in Jan 2012.
       • A proposed decision expected in the first half of 2012.
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             2011 in Review
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    SB585 Implementation
    Allocation of Additional $200 million
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    SB585 Implementation
    Reduced PBI Incentive Rates
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           Upcoming CSI Program Handbook
                      Changes




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    CSI Program Handbook Changes
    • Modification of the Extension Request submittal
      process to allow greater flexibility in determining if an
      extension will be granted
    • Modification of applicant response time for
      incomplete reservation requests from 20 to 14-
      calendar days
    • Clarification of criteria for complete incentive claim
      forms
    • Removal of signed field verification form;
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         Proposals for Cost per kWh Reporting




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          Revising CSI Cost Data Reporting
       • Since program inception, the CSI Program has looked at cost
       data via $/Watt




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     California Solar Initiative
         Revising CSI Cost Data Reporting
         • The increase in third party owned residential systems has grown
         substantially since 2007:

         • 2007 = 7%
         • 2008 = 15%
         • 2009 = 15%
         • 2010 = 32%
         • 2011 = 54%
         • Lifetime of Program= 31%




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     California Solar Initiative
         Revising CSI Cost Data Reporting
                           CSI Program Proposal
        • Identify the issues i.e. collecting kWh cost data that is an apple to
        apples comparison of all systems
        • feedback from industry on what costs should be included to
        determine the kWh cost data
        • Next Steps: Cost Reporting Workshop held February 15 at PGC




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              Lunch -Offsite
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       M&E- Market Transformation
                Study
     California Solar Initiative
       CSI M&E Study Plan for 2012

          Market Assessment for Third-party Owned (TPO) Solar
           Q2 of 2012

          Solar PV Roofing Study                      Q2 of 2012

          CSI Market Transformation Study                Q3 of 2012

          Solar Performance Data Collection for 2011-12 Impact
           Evaluation                          Ongoing




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     California Solar Initiative
        2012 CSI M&E Study Overview

            Market Assessment of 3rd
               Party Owned Solar                         Solar Roofing Study


        o    Characterization the market for TPO    o   Characterization of market for
             PV                                         rooftop solar mounting/racking
                                                        systems and practices
        o    Analysis of economics and service
             cost reporting of TPO and customer     o   Surveys/interviews of customer
             owned systems                              general experiences with site roof
                                                        issues during PV and post-
        o    Surveys/interviews of customers for        installation
             general experiences with TPO
             system installations, overall system
             functionality, maintenance, repair,
             early termination, etc.


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        2012 CSI M&E Study Overview
            CSI Market Transformation Study

        o    Characterization the market for customer-
             side solar PV

        o    Description of policy interventions that
             reduce market barriers and support the
             development of solar PV

        o    Identification of Solar Market
             Transformation Indicators
                                                            Project Status:
        o    Assess the effects of CSI and other policies   •   Final SOW for studies
             in reducing the barriers to greater                complete
             deployment of solar                            •   CPUC will issue RFP in
                                                                early Q2 of 2012
        o    Assessment of the growth of California’s
             solar market given rapidly declining
             incentives or post-CSI and other subsidies
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          SASH Program Update
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          SASH Program Update
          GRID Alternatives


       Presenter:    Cathleen Monahan,
                     SASH Program Officer
                     1/24/2012


       Phone: 510-731-1332
       Email: SASH@gridalternatives.org or
         cmonahan@gridalternatives.org
       Web: www.gridalternatives.org/sash

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     California Solar Initiative
         GRID Alternatives
         Mission: To empower communities in
         need by providing renewable energy and
         energy efficiency services, equipment,
         and training.
        • SASH Program Manager
        • Non-profit 501(c)(3)
           organization
        • Licensed solar electrical
           contractor
        • Installation model centered
           around workforce development
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     California Solar Initiative
         SASH Program
         GRID Locations
        • GRID has 7 regional offices serving all IOU
          territories
              Oakland: serves greater Bay area/N. California
              Carson: serves greater L.A.
              Fresno: serves Central Valley
              San Diego: serves San Diego area
              San Luis Obispo: serves Central Coast
              Riverside: serves Inland Empire
              Chico: serves North Central Valley

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       SASH Program
       A Comprehensive Low-Income Solar
         Program

        • Higher incentives than
          general market CSI Program
        • Energy Efficiency
        • Workforce Development
        • Volunteers and Community
          Engagement


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        SASH Program
        SASH Applications per Quarter




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       SASH Program
     Completed and Interconnected Projects




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        SASH Program
          Applications by Status and Service Territory (thru Q4
            2011)
                                                            Total       Total
                                Number of Applications       kW,     Incentives,
                                                           (CEC-
       Application Status    PG&E SCE SDG&E      Totals      AC)     $ Millions
       STEP 1:
       Applications under
       review                254 182      47      483     1,207.5*     $7.26*
       STEP 2: Confirmed
       Applications/
       Reservations          109 105      11      225      749.5       $4.71
       STEP 3:
       Completed/Installed   613 410      162     1185    3,417.2      $22.18
       TOTALS (All
       applications and
       projects )             976   697   220     1893    5,374.20     $34.15


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     California Solar Initiative
        SASH Program
        Longer-term Impact
           • Install PV- solar electric systems for 4,000-6,000
             low-income CA families thru 2016

           • Utilize Sub-Contractor Partnership Program to
             meet installation targets

           • Create market transformation by providing
             opportunities for green jobs training, and help foster
             a sustainable solar industry in CA



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     California Solar Initiative
         SASH Program
         Thank You
         CONTACT:
         Cathleen Monahan
         SASH Program Officer
         Ph: 510-731-1332
         Email: cmonahan@gridalternatives.org

         1171 Ocean Ave. Suite 200
         Oakland, CA 94608
         Web: www.gridalternatives.org/sash
         Sign up for GRID’s newsletter!


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                  Q&A
CSI-Thermal Program
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                     Agenda
  •   CSI-Thermal Metrics
  •   Recent Program Changes
  •   Marketing and Outreach
  •   Low-income CSI-Thermal
  •   Future Program Expansion
  •   Q&A
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  CSI-Thermal Metrics
  www.csithermal.com/public_export
Residential Application Volume
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   90                                                                                                                                      $120,000


   80                    82
                                $102,318
                                                                                                                                           $100,000
   70

        67
   60                                                                                                                                      $80,000
               $78,037

   50                                                         55 $70,735
                                                                                                                                 $66,514
                                                                                                                                           $60,000
   40                                                                                                                     45


   30                                      32                                                                                              $40,000
                                                  $33,405
   20
                                                                                                                                           $20,000
                                                                                                                $15,683
   10
                                                                                                $8,140   10
                                                                                          7
    0                                                                       2 $1,780                                                       $-
        2010             2011              2010              2011          2010          2011            2010             2011
                 PG&E                               CCSE                           SCE                            SCG
                                                            Applications     Incentive Amount
Commercial/Multi-family Application
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Volume
     140                                                                                $3,500,000



     120          $3,044,418                                                            $3,000,000
           120


     100                                                                                $2,500,000



      80                                                                                $2,000,000



      60                                                                                $1,500,000



      40                                                               47               $1,000,000
                                                                             $786,929
                                      $692,765
      20                                                                                $500,000
                                18
                                                       $653
                                                        1
       0                                                                                $-
           PG&E                CCSE                    SCE             SCG

                                     Applications   Incentive Amount
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    Expected Annual Therm Savings
    250,000                                                                                                            $3,500




                                                                                                                                Thousands
                             $3,131

                                                                                                                       $3,000
    200,000

                                                                                                                       $2,500

    150,000
                                                                                                                       $2,000

                            247,881
                                                                                                                       $1,500
    100,000

                                                                                                             $869      $1,000
                                                                          $749
     50,000
                                                                                                            68,680     $500
                                                                     58,781

         0                                                                                                             $-
                              PG&E                                    CCSE                                   SCG

                                        Expected Annual Energy Savings (therms)                  Incentives (therms)

          Data from Program Inception – December 31, 2011 (Residential & Non-Residential Received)
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      Expected Annual kWh Savings
     300,000                                                                                                            $100




                                                                                                                               Thousands
                                        $93
                                                                                                                        $90
     250,000
                                                                                                                        $80

                                                                                                                        $70
     200,000
                                                                                                                        $60

     150,000                                                                                                            $50
                                                                                  $48
                                 263,940
                                                                                                                        $40
     100,000
                                                                                                                        $30

                                                                          132,772
                                                                                                                        $20
       50,000
                                                                                                                  $11   $10
                                                                                                            30,076
             0                                                                                                          $-
                                  PG&E                                     CCSE                               SCE

                                               Expected Annual Energy Savings (kWh)             Incentives (kWh)

   Data from Program Inception – December 31, 2011 (Residential and Non-Residential Received)
Avg Incentive: Single-family Residential
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Natural Gas
  $1,800.00


  $1,600.00        $1,567.00                                                                       $1,549.63
                                      $1,502.38                                  $1,526.50

                                                                     $1,407.56
  $1,400.00


  $1,200.00                                       $1,139.33


  $1,000.00


   $800.00


   $600.00


   $400.00


   $200.00


     $0.00
                     2010               2011        2010               2011        2010              2011
                               PG&E                           CCSE                           SCG



              Data contains Paid Projects
 Avg Incentive: Single-family Residential
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 Electric
        $1,400.00



        $1,200.00                                                                                $1,146.17
                                                                     $1,075.81
                                                  $1,021.88
        $1,000.00      $963.09
                                        $915.94
                                                                                 $890.00


          $800.00



          $600.00



          $400.00



          $200.00



            $0.00
                        2010             2011       2010               2011       2010             2011
                                 PG&E                         CCSE                         SCE
Data contains Paid Projects
Commercial/Multi-family Distribution
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                                                   5   2
                                            3
                                        4
                                    3                            Apartments/Condos
                                4
                     1      6                                    Coin-op Laundries

                      7
                                                                 Junior High Schools (10 month operation)

                                                                 Meal Service Restaurant

                                                                 Men's Dormitories

                                                                 Office Building without showers

                                                                 Other

                                                                 Quick Service Restaurant

                                                           151   Retirement/Nursing Homes

                                                                 Women's Dormitories

 Data from Program Inception – December 31, 2011
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     CSI-Thermal Tracker
  • Monitor available funding in each step (Live)
  • Monitor allocated incentive totals by:
     • Program Administrator
     • Customer Class (res vs. commercial)
     • Fuel Type (natural gas vs. electric/propane)
  • Helpful when approaching a decrease in incentive
    step level
  • Available at: www.csithermal.com/tracker
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  Recent Changes
  www.gosolarcalifornia.ca.gov/documents/CSI-
  Thermal_Handbook.pdf
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    Propane Eligibility
 • Propane water heating customers were originally
   prohibited from CSI-Thermal Participation
 • Interpretation of “displacing electric usage” from Decision
   06-12-033
 • CPUC determined that the exclusion could create
   unintended consequences
    • May prevent customers from choosing propane when installing a
      SWH system
    • Could increase electricity usage by customers choosing to go from
      propane  electric water heating
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    Propane Eligibility
 • Propane water heating customers eligible starting
   February 7, 2012
 • Must be electric customers of PG&E, SCE, or
   SDG&E
 • Propane displacing systems will receive electric
   incentive rate and limited to electric funding
   availability
 • Eligible for systems installed after June 14, 2011
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     Equipment Eligibility
• Expansion of residential equipment eligibility to
  include SWH systems certified by the International
  Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials
  (IAPMO)
• CSI-Thermal application database now contains
  IAPMO systems (currently one manufacturer)
• Opportunity for others to be accepted as qualified
  SWH system equipment certifiers
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        Concentrating Solar Collectors
 • Now included in the CSI-Thermal Incentive
   Calculator!




  www.solar-rating.org
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   Commercial Electric Status
 • CSI-Thermal Electric shares its incentive budget with CSI PV
 • PG&E and CCSE exhausted their CSI PV non-residential
   incentive budgets in 2011
 • Therefore, CSI-Thermal commercial electric incentives for
   PG&E and CCSE were not available for much of 2011
 • SB 585: Signed in September 2011, modifies the CSI Budget
 • CPUC approved the Decision to implement SB 585 and
   increased the budget by $200 Million
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     Commercial Electric Status
  • CSI-Thermal commercial electric re-opened to PG&E
    and CCSE on December 2, 2011
                Utility                         Percentage   Additional Budget
                                                                Allocation
                                                               (in millions)
     PG&E                                            57%           $114

     SCE                                             32%           $64

     SDG&E                                           11%           $22

     Total                                          100%           $200
    Above allocations are not dedicated to CSI-Thermal
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  Marketing and Outreach
  Updates
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       Key Dates/Milestones
 • February 2011 – RFP issued for Statewide Marketing Agency
 • June 2011 – Statewide Marketing Agency Selected
 • August 2011 – Statewide and Local M&O Plans presented by
   Program Administrators at Public Workshop in      San
   Francisco
 • August 2011 – Advice Letters for Statewide and Local Plans
   filed for approval
 • October 2011 – Statewide and all Local Plans approved
 • October 2011 – March 2012 – Creative development,
   Media/PR planning
 • April 2012 – Campaign launch


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    Goals
     The goals of the Statewide Market Facilitation Plan are
     to work in conjunction with the Local Market
     Facilitation Plans to build awareness and increase
     understanding of:
         • Solar water heating and the California Solar Initiative –
           Thermal Program
         • Solar water heating technology
         • The advantages and availability of CSI-TP rebates
         • The advantages of adopting streamlined permitting
           processes, minimal fee structures and financing solar hot
           water systems to increase the number of rebate
           applications statewide.

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    Strategies
    • Conduct pre-campaign research to assess consumer
      awareness and understanding of SWH technologies
    • Establish metrics for goals
    • Develop and implement statewide paid and earned
      media campaigns
    • Participate in local consumer, trade and community
      outreach events
    • Conduct and assess post-campaign research to track
      and evaluate changed awareness levels, attitudes and
      behaviors

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       Target Markets
   •   Contractors and installers
   •   Commercial enterprise operators
   •   Industrial facilities managers
   •   Multifamily property owners
   •   Single-family residence homeowners




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   Tactics
  • Develop campaign plan that delivers messaging to various
    customer segments through multiple touch points

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  Low-income CSI-Thermal
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     Low-income
  • $ 25 Million dedicated incentives
  • Natural Gas water heating customers only
  • Projects that have already received CSI-Thermal
    incentives are not eligible
  • Handbook filed on January 4th, 2012
  • Tentative launch month: March 2012
  • Incentives will be calculated using the existing
    CSI-Thermal Calculators
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     Low-income Budget
                                          Budget                       Total Incentive
              PA
                                         Allocation                  Budged (in millions)

            PG&E                             39.0%                              $9.75

             CCSE                            10.0%                               $2.5

             SCG                             51.0%                             $12.75

             Total                          100.0%                               $25
   *Incentive budget is separate from the $180 million allocated for the mainstream CSI-Thermal Program.
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  Low-income Incentive Structure (Single-
  family)
  200% of current incentives
                 Single-Family
                                   Single-Family
                   Low-income
                                Low-income Projects
                  Incentive per
         Step                     Incentive Caps
                therm displaced
          1         $25.64            $3,750
          2         $20.52            $3,000
          3         $15.38            $2,250
          4         $9.40             $1,376
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  Low-income Incentive Structure
  (Multi-family)
   150% of current incentives
                    Multi-family
                                         Multi-Family
                    Low-income
                                      Low-income Projects
                Incentive per therm
         Step                           Incentive Caps
                     displaced
          1           $19.23              $500,000
          2           $15.39              $500,000
          3           $11.53              $500,000
          4            $7.05              $500,000
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   Single-family Low-income Eligibility
  • Site must be occupied by the homeowner
  • System must be owned by the homeowner
  • Registered in a Commission approved and
    supervised gas corporation Energy Savings
    Assistance Program (ESAP)
  • The property will be required to remain low-income
    for at least 10 years from the time of the SWH
    system installation
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     Single-family Low-income Eligibility
 •   The property at which the system will be installed must meet one of the following conditions:
      • a resale restriction between the homeowner and a public entity or a qualifying nonprofit
         affordable housing provider;

      • an equity sharing agreement for which the homeowner does not receive a greater share
        of equity than described in paragraph (2) of subdivision (c) of Section 65915 of the
        Government Code, between the homeowner and a public entity or a qualifying nonprofit
        affordable housing provider;

      • a presumed resale restriction that exists because the residence is located in an enterprise
        zone, including Targeted Employment Areas (TEAs), as determined by the California
        Department of Housing and Community Development; or

      • a presumed resale restriction that exists because the property is located in an area that
        was included in a neighborhood revitalization strategy as part of the local municipality’s
        consolidated community development plan filed with the federal Department of Housing
        and Urban Development.
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   Multi-family Low-income Eligibility
  • The benefits of the SWH system must be passed to
    the low-income residents through reduced energy
    costs
        • Applicant will need to provide an Affidavit explaining
          how
  • Property Must meet one of the following:
        • Definition of low-income residential housing in Public
          Utilities Code (PUC) Section 2861(e)
        • At least 50 percent of all units in the multi-family
          housing structure are occupied by ratepayers that are
          participating in a Commission approved and
          supervised gas corporation ESAP
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  Multi-family Low-income Eligibility
  cont.
   Public Utilities Code (PUC) Section 2861(e)2
     • A residential complex in which at least 20 percent of the
       total units are sold or rented to lower income households, as
       defined in Section 50079.5 of the Health and Safety Code, and the
       housing units targeted for lower income households are subject to
       a deed restriction or affordability covenant with a public entity that
       ensures that the units will be available at an affordable housing
       cost meeting the requirements of Section 50052.5 of the Health
       and Safety Code, or at an affordable rent meeting the
       requirements of Section 50053 of the Health and Safety Code, for a
       period of not less than 30 years.
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   Multi-family Low-income Eligibility
    • ESAP Participation (50%):
      • Property must remain low-income for 10 years
        from the time of installation




                  And…
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  Multi-family Low-income Eligibility
  •   The property at which the system will be installed must meet one of the following
      conditions:
       • a resale restriction between the homeowner and a public entity or a qualifying
          nonprofit affordable housing provider;
       • an equity sharing agreement for which the homeowner does not receive a
          greater share of equity than described in paragraph (2) of subdivision (c) of
          Section 65915 of the Government Code, between the homeowner and a public
          entity or a qualifying nonprofit affordable housing provider;
       • a presumed resale restriction that exists because the residence is located in an
          enterprise zone, including Targeted Employment Areas (TEAs), as determined by
          the California Department of Housing and Community Development; or
       • a presumed resale restriction that exists because the property is located in an
          area that was included in a neighborhood revitalization strategy as part of the
          local municipality’s consolidated community development plan filed with the
          federal Department of Housing and Urban Development.
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   Multi-family Low-income Process
                                   Affidavit: How benefits
                                      passed to tenants



            ESAP Participation (50% of
                      Units)                      Low-income: PUC Code 2861e


             Property must remain low-
            income for 10 years (signed
                   commitment)

            1. Resale Restriction between
            homeowner and public entity
             2. Equity Sharing Agreement
          3.Resale Restriction b/c property in
                    enterprise zone
         4. Resale Restriction b/c neighborhood
                      revitalization
Consideration For Future Program
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Expansion
 • Load Side Heat Exchangers into the Commercial Calculator

 • Solar thermal end-uses that are currently ineligible
    •   Solar space heating
    •   Solar cooling/chilling
    •   Process loads where heated water is used as a medium
    •   Residential combi-systems


 • Metering in collaboration with the Environmental
   Protection Agency’s (EPA) efforts
California Solar Initiative
    Call for Photos and Stories
   Showcase your CSI Thermal-funded solar projects
   throughout the state! The California Solar Initiative
   Program Team is seeking photos and stories of CSI
   Thermal-funded solar systems for use in future
   newsletters or other related publicity


      http://energycenter.org/calec/index.html
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