Energy Efficiency Resource Standard

An Energy Efficiency Resource Standard (EERS) is a simple, market-based mechanism to encourage more efficient use of electricity and natural gas. An EERS consists of electric and/or natural gas energy savings targets for utilities, often with flexibility to achieve the target through a market-based trading system. All EERS policies include end-user energy savings improvements that are aided and documented by utilities and other program administrators.

The resources we include in our Toolkit regarding EERS will assist stakeholders with its development and implementation. Energy systems are unique to each state, so one model will not necessarily work in multiple states. With that in mind, we include information on all existing EERS policies so that stakeholders can ascertain which model will work best in their state. These resources will also help to educate stakeholders on the benefits of and barriers to implementing an EERS, along with a detailed report on states’ progress in meeting these energy savings targets.