FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

  • What information is provided on the EEEMs portal?
    The Eligible Energy Efficiency Measures (EEEMs) Portal provides a list of eligible energy efficiency and demand response measures for the statewide investor-owned utilities (IOUs) Energy Efficiency Financing Pilot Programs.
  • Who is the target audience for the EEEMs portal?
    The target audience for the portal is contractors, participating financial institutions and participating financing lenders.
  • How often are the EEEMs updated?
    The IOUs will update the EEEMs on a quarterly basis. The date the EEEMs data was last updated can be found on the main EEEMs portal page as well as the downloaded data set.
  • I am installing a measure that is not showing up in my search. How do I know whether it will qualify for a financing?
    The measure must be part of an approved IOU rebate or incentive program. However, a customer is not required to use an IOU rebate or incentive program to finance eligible measures through these financing pilots. For demand response measures, please refer to CAEATFA Program regulations.
  • I'm searching for an EEEM, and I see identical EEEMs. What does this mean?
    Please notify eeems@semprautilities.com if you see duplicate EEEMs. Your EEEM qualifies for financing if it is listed in the results.
  • [B3R] is listed under the measure specifications. What does this mean?
    [B3R] means “bundle of 3 required”. If a measure has a [B3R] in the Measure Specifications it must be either
    1) installed along with at least two other ‘qualified measures’. ( A ‘qualified measure’ is a measure that has either [B3R] or [B3Q] listed in the measure specifications.)
    2) modeled to show that the overall project yields at least 10% expected energy savings.
  • [B3Q] is listed under the measure specifications. What does this mean?
    [B3Q] means “Bundle of 3 qualified”. Measures with [B3Q] in the Measure Specifications can be installed as a single measure or be combined as part of a bundle.
  • [M:10%] is listed under the measure specifications. What does this mean?
    [M:10%] means that measure requires modeling showing expected energy savings of the percentage listed. In this case, the modeling output should show the project has an expected energy savings of 10%. You do not need to model the specific measure, just the overall savings. Modeling must use software approved on caltrack.org.
  • My measure results point me to contact my IOU EEEMs contact? Where can I find the contact information?
  • I received confirmation in a previous search that a measure(s) were EEEMs. The search result is no longer appearing. What should I do?
    Please refer to the CAEATFA regulations (http://treasurer.ca.gov/caeatfa/cheef/reel/index.asp) for information on the period of validity for an EEEM. If you have a printout of the EEEM, that will be valid documentation to provide to CAEATFA.
  • When I try to download my EEEM results, the download appears to be working but I do not see a document in my download folder. Is there something I can do?
    Please check to make sure that your pop-up blocker is not preventing you from downloading the document. You may need to disable the blocker in order to download the file.
  • For the pilot programs, we understand that for a project to receive a credit enhancement, at least 70% of the total financed cost must be related to EEEMs. Can you provide more guidance on determining the 70%/30% split?
    CAEATFA who oversees the administration of the pilots has outlined in the regulations how they will be implementing the 70%/30% split. Please refer to their draft regulations ( http://treasurer.ca.gov/caeatfa/cheef/reel/index.asp) for more information about loan eligibility.
  • The measure I received may be either an electric or gas measure depending on the project. How will it appear on the list?
    For measures that can be electric or gas, please contact your IOU contractor for clarification. The measure will appear in electric and gas measure searches; the measure specification will remind you to check with your contractor.
  • I want to install a custom measure and I am interested in receiving custom incentives. How do I find out incentive information?
    You should inquire about custom incentives with an IOU program manager or your IOU EEEMs contact.
  • What does the Effective Useful Life (EUL) column represent?
    EUL is an estimate of the median number of years that the measures installed under the program are still in place and operable. Financial institutions and lenders may use the EUL to determine appropriate loan duration.
  • How are the IOUs’ prohibitions on rebate applications within a period of time reflected on the portal?
    If a financing pilot customer chooses to apply for an IOU rebate or incentive, IOUs will check to make sure that they do not give two rebates to the customer for the same measure within a five-year period. If a customer did apply for a duplicate rebate within five-years, the customer will not be eligible for the rebate but will be able to apply for financing.
  • What is a “CCA”?
    Community Choice Aggregators are organizations created by local governments for the purpose of procuring power and administering energy efficiency programs on behalf of local citizens. CCA customers should select the applicable IOU service territory from the dropdown menu.
  • I am not interested in applying for a rebate or incentives. Do I have to comply with the specifications of measures listed on this website?
    A customer is not required to use an IOU rebate or incentive program to finance eligible measures through these financing pilots. However, it must be an approved EEEM.