California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC)

Content Management System (CMS) Functional Enhancements / Public Document Area (PDA) / Project Status Report (PSR)

For the Energy Division of the CPUC, Benningfield Group developed and continues to maintain a customized web-based CMS tailored to assist in tracking and managing several dozen contracts and purchase orders used to evaluate the effectiveness of the more than 200 utility-sponsored energy efficiency programs. The system provides a complete invoice repository, accurate tracking of invoice status, and detailed financial reports.

Benningfield Group developed and manages the Energy Division’s PDA —a “one-stop shop” for stakeholders to find all the public information related to California’s Evaluation, Measurement, and Verification (EM&V) work. The site’s content contains critical, over-arching information, such as important meeting dates, meeting notes, project status documents, and more. Users of this site can also search for work orders, research plans, and final reports for CPUC projects, as well as proposals of IOU EM&V studies approved by the Energy Division. Benningfield Group also redesigned and currently manages the PSR website, which provides information on project status and budget for EM&V projects.

Benningfield Group is currently in the process of redesigning and building a new version of the CMS site with improved security, features, functionality, design, and layout. A single login has been implemented across the CMS, PDA, and PSR sites so that users will only need one login to access any of the three sites. These internet-based systems have different permission levels, based on a user’s role in the project, along with auto notification, tallying, data import and reporting features.

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