Without a Comparison Group Why is COVID A Problem?
Residential Sector COVID Impacts:
Blue line is CalTRACK Hourly Counterfactual. Orange line is observed usage.
Without a comparison group to account for COVID, the increase in consumption wipes out program savings.
Chart Shows Analysis from March 19 - May 8; 7.2% Increase in consumption due to COVID
Diff-of-Diff: A (Slightly) Deeper Dive
The “Difference of Differences” Calculation
(Counterfactual_Treatment - Observed_Treatment) - (Counterfactual_Comparison - Observed_Comparison)
Video of the August 14, 2020 Meeting: Comparison WG VIDEO - 2020-08-14
Slides from the August 14, 2020 Meeting (cumulative): Comparison WG SLIDES - 2020-08-14
Chat Record from the August 14, 2020 Meeting: Comparison WG Chat - 2020-08-14