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Demand Response Cleanup

Residential and Nonresidential Demand Response (Including Changes to Space Conditioning, Lighting, Energy Management Control Systems, Power Distribution, and Solar Ready Sections)

Codes and Standards Enhancement (CASE) Report

The Statewide CASE Team is requesting feedback on the 2019 Title 24, Part 6 Draft CASE Reports. The CASE Report presents pertinent information that supports the code change proposal. Please email feedback to You may also submit written comments to the Energy Commission. See the agenda for Energy Commission pre-rulemaking workshop (available here) for instructions on how to submit comments to the Energy Commission’s docket.

Draft CASE Report: Demand Response Cleanup

Measure Description

The objective of this code change proposal is to clean up and clarify the existing demand response (DR) requirements so that all sections of the standards use consistent terminology and approach. The goal is to improve comprehension of and compliance with the existing requirements. The Statewide CASE Team also strives to make it easier for occupants of compliant buildings to realize the economic benefits of their buildings’ demand responsive controls by enrolling in DR programs.

  1. The Statewide Utility Team recommends improvements to the language in the Standards, the Appendices, the Compliance Manuals, and compliance document to:
  2. Improve the clarity of the code language without changing the stringency of the standards;
  3. Harmonize the demand responsive control requirements, including requirements related to the application of open or standards-based communications protocols;
  4. Clarify and improve the compliance and enforcement process; and
  5. Establish a foundation within the Title 24, Part 6 Standards, Appendices, Alternative Calculation Method Reference Manuals, and Compliance Manuals upon which additional measures that have load reshaping and ancillary service benefits can be added in future code cycles.

Request for Feedback

The Statewide Utility Team encourages participation in the CASE Report development process through the submission of data—both primary sources and references to existing data. We are requesting data on areas such as energy savings, costs, market impacts, industry practices, barriers to code compliance, etc. from stakeholders. The data will inform the energy savings estimates, cost-effectiveness analysis, compliance and enforcement, and market impacts that will be presented in CASE Reports.

Do you have feedback or data to share? Send us an email at

California Statewide Utility Codes and Standards Program

This program is funded by California utility customers and administered by Pacific Gas and Electric Company, Southern California Edison, San Diego Gas and Electric Company, Southern California Gas Company, Sacramento Municipal District, and Los Angeles Department of Water and Power in preparation for the California Energy Commission’s Codes and Standards Buildings Advocacy.