Energy efficiency is hot! Energy efficiency's importance as a utility resource has never been greater than it is now. The industry faces soaring power plant construction costs, high and volatile fuel costs, growing concerns about system reliability, and increasing calls for action to address global warming.
Numerous states have established aggressive new energy savings goals, pushing programs to achieve higher and higher savings. With these new requirements and goals come a variety of new challenges.
ACEEE’s 5th National Conference on Energy Efficiency as a Resource brought together industry leaders once again to discuss the latest developments in the use of energy efficiency as a key resource for meeting customer and utility system needs and for addressing other critical economic and environmental objectives.