CA Statewide Residential Lighting Prog

The 2002 program was implemented across the state of California by the state’s investor-owned utilities. It was designed to build upon the success of previous residential lighting programs but shifted the focus from retailer training and support and end-user coupon offerings to a straightforward manufacturer buy-down. Due in part to the energy crisis of 2001, the emphasis in California shifted in 2002 from longer term market transformation goals toward more immediate energy and peak demand savings. This shift turned the program away from midstream market actors toward upstream rebates it was thought would more quickly move the ENERGY STAR lighting market. This program year is unique in that it represents the first truly statewide effort on the part of the IOUs to implement the program across service territories consistently, by offering the same participation mechanisms, the same rebate levels and the same promotion periods.

Program Profile