DAWG meets regularly, either as the full working group or in four key subgroups, colloquially known as “Pups.”

Demand Forecasting

The Demand Forecasting Subgroup or “pup” provides a forum to share and discuss methodology, input data assumptions, and policy assumptions related to electricity and natural gas demand forecasts in California. The forum is meant to be a catalyst for improving the quality, comprehensiveness, and transparency of demand forecasts and related data inputs, particularly those forecasts presented and/or discussed during the California Energy Commission’s Integrated Energy Policy Report process, and to better integrate these forecasts into resource planning decisions.

Energy Savings

The DAWG’s Energy Savings Subgroup or “‘pup” provides a forum to share and discuss electricity and natural gas load impacts from energy efficiency, including historic, current and future accomplishments of a variety of efforts designed to encourage the efficient use of energy. These include codes and standards, and programs implemented by investor-owned utilities (IOUs) and publicly-owned utilities (POUs).

Distributed generation

Share information regarding demand-side distributed generation (DG) and capture opportunities for improving the approaches to reflecting demand-side DG in demand forecasts and procurement decisions.

Demand Response

Demand Response is the integration of technologies, policies, programs, strategies and practices that automatically manage the communication and electricity-related actions of the grid to dynamically respond to real-time electricity supply conditions and market pricing.