Utilities

(Blog Post - 5/2/2018)
With the promising trend of plunging prices for renewable energy, there may be a temptation to wonder whether energy efficiency is still cost effective. The answer is a very affirmative “yes.”  As companies, cities, and states work to keep energy...
(Blog Post - 4/10/2018)
Electricity bills don’t make for terribly exciting reading, but as boring as they may look, there is much more going on beneath the surface. Whereas the price most people pay for electricity remains steady from month to month, electricity costs can...
(Document - 4/10/2018)
Wholesale energy prices have historically been volatile, and this can impose significant costs on electricity buyers and sellers. This report examines these costs in electricity markets and demonstrates the value of energy efficiency as a low-risk...
(Document - 2/28/2018)
Many state regulatory commissions are engaged in proceedings to modernize the electric grid. These proceedings include a heavy focus on updating system planning processes to reflect growth in distributed generation and other technological advances....
(Blog Post - 2/28/2018)
The increased prevalence of distributed energy resources is driving changes to utility planning. Our new report, The Role of Energy Efficiency in a Distributed Energy Future, found that most utilities are not currently using energy efficiency in...
(Document - 2/13/2018)
Electric vehicles (EVs) have the potential to reduce US transportation-sector energy use and associated emissions, as well as to support the transition to a more sustainable transportation system. Large-scale EV adoption will also create...
(Blog Post - 2/13/2018)
As new models with longer ranges, state-of-the-art features, and lower prices enter the market, 2018 is widely expected to be the year of the electric vehicles (EV). US auto companies now offer more than 40 plug-in vehicle models, with more to come...
(Document - 2/6/2018)
Testimony delivered by Dr. Martin Kushler to the Kansas Senate Utilities Committee entitled "Information to Support Effective Energy Efficiency Policy in Kansas."
(Document - 12/8/2017)
Description of utility-sector energy efficiency opportunities in Virginia, using data from ACEEE’s 2017 Utility Energy Efficiency Scorecard.
(Document - 12/6/2017)
Regional transmission organizations use capacity auctions to ensure energy resources are available to meet future demand. This report synthesizes and analyzes data on energy efficiency in two annual capacity auctions: PJM and ISO New England....