As recommended in the Staff Proposal, the CSI Thermal low-income SWH incentives should be administrated by the same PAs that administer the natural gas portion of the larger CSI Thermal Program, namely PG&E, SoCalGas, and CCSE. The cost of administering and marketing the program will come from the PAs' larger CSI Thermal gas-displacing administration and marketing budgets, as discussed in the Program Budget Section above. The PAs will report on the progress of the low-income SWH incentive program as part of their quarterly CSI Thermal Progress reports, and they will report the cost of administering the program, including incentives and labor, in their semi-annual CSI Thermal expense reports.
In order to implement the low-income SWH incentives adopted in this decision through the CSI Thermal Program, the CSI Thermal PAs will need to incorporate the provisions of this decision into the existing CSI Thermal Program Handbook and ensure the CSI Thermal application form, incentive calculator, and database are amended to incorporate and account for low-income SWH incentives. We direct the PAs to jointly submit relevant revisions to the CSI Thermal Handbook by advice letter within 90 days of the effective date of this decision. Within 30 days of the Commission approving this advice letter, the CSI Thermal PAs should begin to accept applications for low-income SWH incentives. The PAs should ensure that low-income applications are identified as such in the CSI Thermal Database.