GoGreen Business Energy Financing Regulations
8/15/22: Modified Regulations Adopted through the Regular Rulemaking Process
Modifications to regulations for the Commercial Energy Efficiency Financing (“GoGreen Business”) Program received approval from the Office of Administrative Law (OAL) and took effect on August 15, 2022. This formalized modifications to program rules that were initially authorized under the emergency process and completed the regular rulemaking process.
The modifications include rules for On-Bill Repayment, a streamlined pathway for microloans, additional Energy Savings Measures, and additional Energy Savings Measures made available for self-installation. Other clarifications and minor modifications were included.
- View the approved and endorsed Form 400 Certificate of Compliance filed with the Secretary of State
- View the approved regulations filed with the Secretary of State
4/29/22: Notice of Regular Rulemaking
The California Alternative Energy and Advanced Transportation Financing Authority (CAEATFA) is issuing a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking with proposed regulation text for the regular rulemaking process for the Commercial Energy Efficiency Financing (“GoGreen Business”) Program. The Notice is being published on April 29th.
These regulations will complete the rulemaking process initiated by the emergency regulations enacted on July 15, 2021, and re-adopted on January 18, 2022, and April 18, 2022. The public comment period for the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking will end on June 13, 2022.
The regulations include changes made during the emergency process proposed to be made permanent. These include rules for On-Bill Repayment, a streamlined pathway for microloans, additional Energy Savings Measures, and additional Energy Savings Measures made available for self-installation. Other clarifications and minor modifications are proposed.
- View the Notice of Proposed Action
- View the Initial Statement of Reasons
- View the Proposed Modified Regulations
The Authority has not scheduled a public hearing on this proposed rulemaking. However, a public hearing will be held if any interested person, or his or her duly authorized representative, requests a public hearing to be held relevant to the proposed rulemaking by submitting a written request to the Agency Contact Person identified in this notice no later than fifteen (15) days prior to the close of the written comment period.
Stakeholders and interested parties can submit written comments to email@example.com by June 13, 2022.
If you prefer to receive a hard copy of the Notice or proposed regulations or if you have any questions regarding this action, please contact Aaron Lingenfelter (916) 653-2509, with questions.
On December 17, 2018, OAL approved CAEATFA’s initial emergency regulations to establish the Commercial Energy Efficiency Financing Program. The regulations were initially effective for 180 days and were readopted twice under the emergency rulemaking process, extending the emergency regulations for two consecutive 90-day periods.
On December 13, 2019, CAEATFA timely submitted to OAL the Certificate of Compliance and all corresponding documents required to complete the emergency rulemaking process. OAL approved and filed the Certificate of Compliance and regulations with the California Secretary of State on January 21, 2020. The regulations, in their entirety, became effective on January 21, 2020, per Government Code Section 11343.4(b)(3).
On July 19, 2021, the OAL approved further emergency regulation amendments to the program, which were initially effective for 180 days and were readopted twice under the emergency rulemaking process. These emergency regulations, along with some additional modifications, were approved by OAL as part of the regular rulemaking process with an effective date of August 15, 2022.