California has long been a leader in fielding energy efficiency programs,
helping rank the state among the lowest in per capita energy use in
the United States. These forward-looking programs have been thoroughly
evaluated and reported. The independent evaluation reports offer an
extensive body of useful and important knowledge that can benefit
anyone - in both the public and private sectors - who is interested
in the efficient use of energy.
In this tradition, from 1998 through approximately 2005, CALMAC provided a forum for the development,
implementation, presentation, discussion, and review of regional and
statewide market assessment and evaluation (MA&E) studies for California
energy efficiency and demand programs conducted using Public Goods Charge funds. CALMAC met on a relatively regular basis through 2007, and on an as needed
basis until 2009. In 2009 the group became inactive as its role was
replaced by other industry bodies. The minutes and presentations on this
site are retained for historical perspective. In addition, this site
continues to be the official CPUC repository of publicly-funded studies of
energy efficiency programs and related issues.
Here you'll find information on CALMAC (Complete
CALMAC Mission Statement), its members (CALMAC
Contacts) and updates on current California evaluation and
research work (New Publications).
You can learn about CALMAC's committee on Market Assessment and Evaluation
Statewide Team of Research Organizations (MAESTRO) which operated during that period,
and CADMAC, CALMAC's sister organization,
which handled MA&E issues for programs fielded between January 1,
1994 and December 31, 1997.
Find the information you need!
More than 900 MA&E research reports dating from 1990 can be found
in our Searchable Database. Downloadable
files are available for evaluations of programs fielded since 1994.
The Toolkit page supplies the key documents needed by evaluators.
Use Links to find other sites related
to energy efficiency program evaluation. If you wish to post a publication
to the searchable database, please go to the CALMAC Administration.
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