Assembly Bill 802 directed the California Energy Commission (CEC) to create a statewide energy benchmarking and public disclosure program for buildings larger than 50,000 square feet. The CEC’s regulations require healthcare facilities to report building characteristics and energy data to the CEC by June 1, 2018. Reporting is done annually using ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager.
Before deregulation in the 1980s, the only option consumers had for their supply was their local utility; there was no choice. The government-regulated pricing and single-distribution source fostered a monopolistic marketplace. Once deregulation was approved, customers started benefiting from an open, free marketplace offering a choice in supplier and, ultimately, more competitive rates.