EXECUTIVE ORDER D-33-01


WHEREAS, on January 17, 2001, I proclaimed a State of Emergency to exist due to the energy shortage in the State of California; and

WHEREAS, there is a high probability that the shortage of electricity will continue to cause rolling blackouts throughout California affecting millions; and

WHEREAS, consumers will reduce their energy consumption if provided financial incentives and additional tools to promote energy efficiency in their homes and businesses; and

WHEREAS, it is estimated that an effective rate reward program can help reduce energy consumption by up to 3,500 gigawatt hours over twenty-four hours and up to 2,200 megawatt hours during critical summer peak consumption periods; and

WHEREAS, on March 13, 2001, I issued Executive Order D-30-01 establishing the California 20/20 Rebate Program, a limited term rate reward program for those energy customers of electrical corporations who reduce their electricity consumption in excess of twenty percent of during June to September 2001; and

WHEREAS, the customers of the San Diego Gas and Electric Company electric corporation reduced their electricity use by about seven percent last summer;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, GRAY DAVIS, Governor of the State of California, by virtue of the power and authority vested in me by the constitution and statutes of the State of California, including the California Emergency Service Act, do hereby issue this order to become effective immediately:

IT IS ORDERED that the limited term rate reward program established by Executive Order D-30-01 is amended to provide that the customers of San Diego Gas and Electric Company shall be eligible for a twenty percent rate reward based on a fifteen percent reduction in their electricity consumption.

IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that in all respects other than changing the rebate threshold for San Diego Gas and Electric Company from twenty percent to fifteen percent, the program established by Executive Order D-30-01 shall remain unchanged.

IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that this order shall expire on December 31, 2001, unless extended or terminated earlier by a subsequent Executive Order.

I FURTHER DIRECT
that as soon as hereafter possible, this order be filed in the Office of the Secretary of State and that widespread publicity and notice be given to this order.