To ensure the people of California receive the cost savings and environmental benefits of the Commission's energy and water efficiency regulations, and to support a fair market place, the Commission established a comprehensive enforcement program covering both appliance and building energy standards. The program specifically seeks to aggressively enforce appliance efficiency standards through product testing, engagement with manufactures and retailers, compliance assistance and education, issuance of penalties and other enforcement actions.

On this page you will find annual summaries of cases settled through the Commission's mutual settlement program and those cases resolved in administrative and civil proceedings. Please note that each case is different with a different set of facts, so prior settlements are not necessarily indicative of future settlements.

Public Resources Code section 25402.11 and Title 20 California Code of Regulations (section 1609) provide the Commission's authority for imposing penalties for violations of the appliance efficiency standards and set forth factors to consider when determining an appropriate penalty. Regulated entities are encouraged to actively monitor all product lines to ensure compliance with the state's energy and water efficiency standards.

Public Resources Code section 25534(b) provides the Commission’s authority for imposing penalties for non-complaint thermal power plants with generating capacity of 50 megawatts or more, and any facilities appurtenant thereto. (Pub. Resources Code §§ 25110, 25120). Regulated entities are encouraged to actively monitor their facilities to ensure compliance.

Date Settled Case Settlements News Releases &
Settlement Agreements Program Area
10/2021 Titan Products LLC N/ATitan Products LLC Settlement Appliances
9/2021 Homewell Group, Ltd. (09/14/2021) Homewell Group, Ltd. Settlement Appliances
9/2021 Novatto, Inc. (09/14/2021) Novatto, Inc. Settlement Appliances
9/2021 Wenzhou Shengkai Sanitary Ware Co. Ltd. (09/30/2021) Wenzhou Shengkai Sanitary Ware Co. Ltd. Settlement Appliances
9/2021 Suneli Fixtures Center Inc. N/ASuneli Fixtures Center Inc. Settlement Appliances
8/2021 Eastern Marketing Corp (09/01/2021) Eastern Marketing Corp Settlement Appliances
8/2021 Kano Computing Limited (09/14/2021) Kano Computing Limited Settlement Appliances
7/2021 Sprite Industries, Inc. (07/14/2021) Sprite Industries, Inc. Settlement Appliances
7/2021 Wiser Living (09/14/2021) Wiser Living Settlement Appliances
6/2021 Water Inc. (06/30/2021) Water Inc. Settlement Appliances
5/2021 Waxman Industries, Inc. (05/14/2021) Waxman Industries, Inc. Settlement Appliances
5/2021 Yosemite Home Decor (05/31/2021) Yosemite Home Decor Settlement Appliances
5/2021 Newly Enterprize, LLC (05/31/2021) Newly Enterprize, LLC Settlement Appliances
5/2021 Kennedy International, Inc. (05/31/2021) Kennedy International, Inc. Settlement Appliances
5/2021 GoPlus Corp (05/31/2021) GoPlus Corp Settlement Appliances
5/2021 Speakman Company (05/31/2021) Speakman Company Settlement Appliances
4/2021 California Acrylic Industries (04/14/2021) California Acrylic Industries Settlement Appliances
4/2021 Tamarack Technologies, Inc. (04/14/2021) Tamarack Technologies, Inc. Settlement Appliances
4/2021 Living Direct, Inc. (05/31/2021) Living Direct, Inc. Settlement Appliances
3/2021 T3 Micro, Inc. (03/31/2021) T3 Micro, Inc. Settlement Appliances
3/2021 Vanity Art, LLC (03/31/2021) Vanity Art, LLC Settlement Appliances
3/2021 Paini US Corporation (03/31/2021) Paini US Corporation Settlement Appliances
2/2021 Topaz Lighting Corporation (02/14/2021) Topaz Lighting Corporation Settlement Appliances
2/2021 Safavieh International, LLC (03/14/2021) Safavieh International, LLC Settlement Appliances
1/2021 Kohler Co. (01/31/2021) Kohler Co. Settlement Appliances
1/2021 Italia Faucets, Inc. (03/31/2021) Italia Faucets, Inc. Settlement Appliances