Resources

ETCC Member Websites

California Energy Commission (CEC)
California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC)
Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) 
Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E)
Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD)
San Diego Gas and Electric (SDG&E)
Southern California Edison (SCE)
Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas)

Programs Managed by ETCC Member Organizations 

CEC’s Public Interest Energy Research (PIER) and Electric Program Investment Charge (EPIC) Programs
EPIC and PIER are the most comprehensive statewide approaches to creating new energy solutions, fostering regional innovation, and bringing ideas to the marketplace. These R&D initiatives aim to move energy technologies and products from the lab to life, make our energy system safer and more reliable, lower costs and give California ratepayers choices and control.

Food Service Technology Center (FSTC)
Managed by PG&E, the FSTC one of the nation's leading resources for commercial foodservice energy efficiency research and information.

Leading Research Organizations

California Plug Load Research Center (CalPlug)
CalPlug was established to improve energy efficiency of appliances and consumer electronic devices. CalPlug focuses on energy efficiency design, standards development, education, public outreach, and behavior change in both residential and commercial settings.

Western Cooling Efficiency Center (WCEC)
WCEC engages in primary research, innovation, laboratory testing, field demonstrations, education, outreach, and advocacy related to climate-appropriate cooling technologies.

California Lighting Technology Center (CLTC)
CLTC is a not-for-profit research, development, and demonstration facility dedicated to accelerating the development and commercialization of next-generation, energy-efficient lighting and daylighting technologies.

Lighting Research Center at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
The Lighting Research Center is a leading university-based research and education organization devoted to lighting. Areas of focus include including advancing efficient new technologies, reducing overall energy consumption, fostering innovative design, and researching lighting impacts on health, productivity, and vision.

National Laboratories

The US DOE maintains over a dozen National Laboratories that undertake all manner of energy and scientific research. The labs listed below are responsible for the majority of research and development of technologies related to energy efficiency, demand response, and renewable energy. 

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL)

National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)

Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)

General Resources

American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE)
ACEEE is a nonprofit organization that seeks to advance energy efficiency policies, programs, technologies, investments, and behaviors. ACEEE carries out its mission by conducting in-depth technical and policy analyses, advising policymakers and program managers, working collaboratively with energy stakeholders, convening conferences and workshops, and educating consumers and businesses on energy efficiency opportunities.

Association of Energy Service Professionals (AESP)
AESP provides professional development programs, a network of energy practitioners, and promotes the transfer of knowledge and experience. AESP members work in the energy services industry and represent electric and natural gas utilities, public benefits associations, regulatory, and non-profit entities, vendors, manufacturers and consulting firms. 

New Buildings Institute (NBI)
NBI works collaboratively with commercial building market players—including governments, utilities, energy efficiency advocates, and building professionals—to remove barriers to energy efficiency. NBI also develops and offers a suite of tools and resources that guide individuals and organizations on designing and constructing energy-efficient buildings.

Gas Technology Institute (GTI)
GTI develops and deploys high-efficiency natural gas technologies and provides technical insights that benefits end-use customers, technology development partners, and other gas industry stakeholders. 

Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)
EPRI is a nonprofit organization funded by the electric utility industry that conducts research on issues related to electricity generation, delivery, efficiency, and renewables.

Consortium for Energy Efficiency (CEE)
CEE works with national players—including manufacturers, researchers, and government agencies—to maximize the impact of electric and gas efficiency programs. CEE also supports crosscutting efforts in behavioral programs and evaluation. 

Utility Industry News and Opinion

Utility Dive
Utility Dive provides news and analysis for the energy industry, covering topics like smart grid technologies, renewable energy, regulation, demand response, and energy efficiency.

Energy Central
Energy Central reaches over 75,000 members with daily web and email news, events, and opinion pieces on the global power industry.

Public Utilities Fortnightly
Public Utilities Fortnightly has been a leading provider of information and analysis to the electric, natural gas, water, and telecommunications industries for more than 85 years. 

Clean Tech and Energy Efficiency News and Opinion

GreenTech Media (GTM)
With market research, news, and events, GTM is a leading information services provider for the next-generation electricity sector.

CleanTechnica
CleanTechnica has delivered clean tech news and commentary since 2008. Areas of focus include electric vehicles, building automation, renewable energy, energy policy, and climate issues.

Energy Manager Today
Energy Manager Today is a leading trade publication aimed at keeping corporate executives and energy management professionals up-to-date on energy issues within the commercial and industrial sectors. 

Federal Agencies and Organizations

US Department of Energy (DOE)
The US DOE is a Cabinet-level department of the United States Government concerned with the United States' policies regarding energy and safety in handling nuclear material. With an annual budget of over $30 billion, the DOE funds research on energy conservation, production, and innovation. 

US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
The overarching mission of EPA is to protect human health and the environment. To achieve this, the EPA undertakes a number energy-related pollution control and climate change mitigation initiatives. 

US Energy Information Administration (EIA)
EIA collects, analyzes, and disseminates independent and impartial energy information to promote sound policymaking, efficient markets, and public understanding of energy and its interaction with the economy and the environment.

US DOE’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)
The mission of EERE is to create and sustain American leadership in the transition to a global clean energy economy. Its vision is a strong and prosperous America powered by clean, affordable, and secure energy.

Energy Star
Energy Star is a voluntary program managed by the EPA that helps businesses and individuals save money and protect our climate through energy efficiency. Devices carrying the Energy Star emblem—such as computer products and peripherals, kitchen appliances, buildings, and other products—generally use 20 to 30% less energy than required by federal standards.

DOE’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E)
ARPA-E supports development of high-potential, high-impact energy technologies that are too early for private-sector investment with funding, technical assistance, and market readiness. ARPA-E projects have the potential to radically improve US economic prosperity, national security, and environmental well being.

General Services Administration Green Proving Ground (GPG)
The GSA helps manage the US government’s 8,300 owned and leased buildings. In an effort to drive energy efficiency innovation in these facilities, the GPG was created in 2011 to evaluate next-generation building technologies in real-world operational settings and recommend the most promising for deployment within GSA’s real estate portfolio. These technologies are often applicable beyond the GSA’s portfolio to commercial and institutional facilities around the country. 

Natural Resources Canada (NRCan)
NRCan is a Canadian Ministry with oversight in the areas of energy resources, distribution, and efficiency.  NRCan strives for wiser use of energy and helps Canadians benefit economically, environmentally, and socially from the sustainable production and use of energy resources.

Leading Emerging Technology Programs at Non-ETCC Entities

Bonneville Power Administration’s (BPA) Energy Efficiency Emerging Technology (E3T) Program
BPA’s E3T Program collaborates with technology experts and stakeholders from across the Pacific Northwest to evaluate the technical performance and expected market acceptance of emerging technologies. 

New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA)
NYSERDA works with stakeholders throughout New York including residents, business owners, developers, community leaders, local government officials, university researchers, utility representatives, investors, and entrepreneurs to expand New York’s clean energy economy and advance new energy efficiency opportunities. 

Nicor Gas’ Emerging Technology Program
Nicor’s emerging technology program assesses promising new technologies that have the potential to generate natural gas savings for Nicor Gas customers. This service seeks to introduce new energy-efficient technologies and practices to the market.

Regional Energy Efficiency Organizations (REEOs)

The REEOs work through funded partnerships with the US DOE, utilities, third‐party program administrators, public officials, various advocacy groups, businesses, and foundations to help states and local governments expand energy efficiency efforts in a cost-effective manner. (Only Alaska, California, Hawaii, and West Virginia do not have REEOs active in their states.)  

Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (MEEA)
Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin

Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships (NEEP)
Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Vermont

Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (NEEA)
Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington

Southwest Energy Efficiency Project (SWEEP) 
Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming

Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance (SEEA)
Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia

South-Central Partnership for Energy Efficiency as a Resource (SPEER)
Oklahoma and Texas

Other Valuable Resources

California Sustainable Energy Entrepreneur Development (CalSEED) Program
CalSEED seeks to identify and and support energy entrepreneurs and research teams in their quest to develop disruptive, breakthrough electric system solutions by prospecting, selecting, and administering grants to California innovators. 

Cleantech Open
Cleantech Open is a global accelerator for early-stage clean technology startup companies. The organization hosts a number of events and runs a six-month program to connect startups with the people, resources, and visibility to help them succeed.

Conduit
Conduit is a web-based resource that facilitates information sharing, coordination, and collaboration among energy efficiency professionals with a focus on the Pacific Northwest. Conduit is supported by NEEA and the Bonneville Power Administration.

Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency (DSIRE)
DSIRE is a comprehensive source of information on incentives and policies that support renewable projects and energy efficiency in the United States. DSIRE is operated by North Carolina State University and is funded by the US DOE.

Pecan Street
Located at The University of Texas at Austin, Pecan Street is a nonprofit research and development organization that focuses on and accelerating innovation in water and energy. Specific initiatives include tracking the performance of emerging technologies in real households, laboratory testing, and maintaining a database of energy efficiency solutions.  

Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) 
REV is New York’s energy strategy that aims to help consumers make more informed energy choices, develop new energy products and services, and protect the environment while creating new jobs and economic opportunity throughout the state. It is one of the most innovative such programs in North America.