Industrial Energy Efficiency Programs

(Blog Post - 6/28/2016)
Currently there is an attempt in Pennsylvania’s statehouse to allow large utility customers to shirk their responsibility to reduce their energy waste. Senate Bill 805 would allow large industrial and commercial companies to opt out of Act 129, the...
(Document - 2/10/2016)
The industrial sector offers tremendous opportunity for low-cost energy savings from utility energy efficiency programs. ACEEE created this collection of four tools to communicate the value of ratepayer-funded industrial energy efficiency programs...
(Blog Post - 2/10/2016)
The industrial sector represents a big opportunity for low-cost energy savings from utility energy efficiency programs. In general, investments in energy efficiency lower operating costs for manufacturers, which increases their productivity and...
(Document - 2/9/2016)
This fact sheet reviews the status of self-direct programs and opt-out provisions by state and contains tips for designing successful self-direct programs. It includes a US map indicating the states that offer some kind of self-direct option for...
(Document - 2/9/2016)
This fact sheet challenges four common myths about industrial opt-out provisions and provides facts to address these misconceptions. It may help regulators and legislators evaluate opt-out arguments. It may also help efficiency advocates develop...
(Document - 2/9/2016)
This fact sheet explains how combined industry and utility investments increase energy savings while providing additional value to businesses. It also discusses six ways that participation in industrial programs can lower costs for business...
(Document - 2/9/2016)
This fact sheet summarizes some of the broad benefits of industrial energy efficiency programs. It provides 10 tips for how to design good utility programs that are responsive to the needs of large customers. The information may be particularly...
(Blog Post - 9/14/2015)
There is a concern that any new environmental regulation can hurt the bottom lines of energy-intensive manufacturers. In the case of the EPA Clean Power Plan, states that comply with the rule by investing in energy efficiency will find the opposite...
(Press Release - 8/5/2015)
Buffalo, New York—The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) presented four Champion of Energy Efficiency Awards last night at its Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Industry. The awards recognize leadership and accomplishment in...
(Document - 1/6/2015)
Businesses that implement energy efficiency improvements often enjoy other benefits besides utility bill savings. However previous efforts to measure multiple benefits have been sporadic and far from rigorous. Still, evidence suggests that including...