Potential for Energy Efficiency, Demand Response, and Onsite Renewable Energy to Meet Texas's Growing Electricity Needs

Research Report E073


Neal Elliott, Maggie Eldridge, Anna Shipley, John "Skip" Laitner, and Steve Nadel, ACEEE; Alison Silverstein, Independent Consultant; Bruce Hedman, Energy and Environmental Analysis, Inc.; Mike Sloan, Virtus Energy Research Associates, Inc.


Texas, among the fastest growing states in the country, is facing an energy crisis as it strives to meet its electricity needs. This report reviews energy projections; assesses the potential for energy efficiency, combined heat and power, demand response and renewable energy; and proposes a suite of policies that could meet the state’s growing energy needs.