Join our countdown to ACEEE’s first Utility Energy Efficiency Scorecard

Blog | June 05, 2017 - 11:21 am
By Grace Relf, Research Analyst, Energy Policy

What is your utility doing to promote energy efficiency? Could it be doing more? Find out in ACEEE’s first Utility Energy Efficiency Scorecard, to be released on Wednesday, June 14, 2017. Get excited about this first-of-its-kind, comprehensive look at utility-sector energy efficiency performance by joining our countdown to its release. Here are 10 things to look for:

Ten days will pass until the Scorecard debuts. The report looks at the 51 largest electric utilities in the United States and awards points in three broad categories across 18 metrics of utility-sector energy efficiency. A total of 50 points is available.

Nine utilities ran programs to reduce miscellaneous plug loads in 2015. This is one of the programs considered under the Scorecard’s “emerging program areas” metric.

Eight points are available for net incremental savings as a percentage of revenue. This metric has more potential points than any other in the Scorecard.

Seven utilities in the Scorecard are in mid-Atlantic states. How did these utilities fare compared to those in other regions?

Six metrics inform scores for Category Three. Some of the metrics include energy savings targets, rate design, and evaluation, measurement, and verification (EM&V). A couple of utilities earned perfect scores in Category Three. Which ones?

Five utilities earned full points for the “program diversity” metric. Make sure to find out how many different efficiency programs these utilities ran in 2015 (hint: it’s probably more than you think).

Four utilities in the Scorecard are from California. Did any earn the top spot as California did when it tied with Massachusetts in ACEEE’s 2017 State Energy Efficiency Scorecard?

Three points are available to utilities for low-income energy efficiency programs. Check the report to find out if any got a perfect score.

Two aspects of rate design are considered in the Scorecard. We look at both customer charges and time-of-use pricing.

First place goes to...? Tweet your guesses to @ACEEEdc with the hashtag #UtilityScorecard.