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 www.admenergy.com/ceus.html. Thank you for considering our request to participate in this valuable research.
California Energy Commission