Commercial End-Use Survey

The California Energy Commission (CEC) has started field work to survey commercial businesses. The survey audits energy use by area and load types to forecast utility requirements for maintaining a stable electricity supply to the California business community. The CEUS survey was last completed in 2006 and this round will be conducted from 2018 to 2020. 27,000 businesses will be surveyed to provide a robust dataset for ongoing forecasts.

The CEC has contracted with ADM Associates to conduct this CEUS survey. In turn ADM is partnering with Matrix Energy Services and Davenergy Solutions for the field surveys. There is no charge for the surveys and will only take a hour or so depending on the complexity of the business and building. Your participation in the program is appreciated and will help all of California.

For more information contact:

Mohsen Abrishami
California Energy Commission
Regina Philip
ADM Associates, Inc.

CEC CEUS Website link:

Field Surveyors
Identification Verification
Participation Letter

Identification Verification

Blue Vest and Tablet

CEUS Field Technicans

Alec Steinberg
CEUS Field Surveyor, ADM

Jeffrey Peterson
CEUS Field Surveyor, ADM

Doug Thomas
Senior Field Technician, ADM

Paul Jang
CEUS Field Surveyor, ADM

Mary Ann Mort
CEUS Field Surveyor, ADM

Luis Paez
CEUS Field Surveyor, Matrix

Jose Ortiz-Saenz
CEUS Field Surveyor, Matrix

Jessie Betters
CEUS Field Surveyor, Matrix

Ben Thomas
CEUS Field Surveyor, Matrix

Michael Anderson
CEUS Field Surveyor, Matrix

Sal Espinoza
CEUS Field Surveyor, Matrix

Drew McMillan
CEUS Field Surveyor, Matrix

Chris Wagner
CEUS Field Surveyor, Davenergy

Kaveen Patel
CEUS Field Surveyor, Davenergy

Utility List

SMUD – Sacramento Municipal Utility District
LADWP – Los Angeles Department of Water & Power
SCE – Southern California Edison
SDG&E – San Diego Gas & Electric
PG&E – Pacific Gas & Electric
SoCalGas – Southern California Gas

Participation Letter

Dear [Utility] Business Customer,

The California Energy Commission and [Utility] are conducting a major survey of the ways in which commercial customers use energy. This study, known as the California End-Use Survey, will be used to support the Energy Commission’s efforts to forecast future energy needs and to ensure that these needs are met in a prudent manner.

As a central part of the study, ADM Associates Inc. has been retained to conduct an on-site survey of commercial establishments in the [Utility] service area. The survey will be used to collect information on commercial building activity characteristics.

Your organization has been randomly selected as a participant in the study. We are sending a representative to your site to conduct the survey. The survey will have two parts:

  • A brief interview with someone from your organization who is knowledgeable about energy use at the survey-site; and
  • A physical inspection of the facility.

If you agree to participate in the survey, [Utility] will provide information on your recent energy usage to the study team (the Energy Commission, its contractors, and [Utility]). This information and the information collected during the survey will be kept in the strictest confidence. It will not be released to anyone in a form that could allow the identification of any business, individual, or facility.

If you have any questions, feel free to call ADM’s CEUS Dedicated Call Center at (916) 529-4443, the California Energy Commission CEUS contact number at 800-858-0784, or the [Utility] customer service center at [phone number]. You may also find additional information regarding this survey on the web at Thank you for considering our request to participate in this valuable research.


Project Manager

California Energy Commission