The industrial sector offers tremendous opportunity for low-cost energy savings from utility energy efficiency programs. ACEEE created a collection of four tools to communicate the value of ratepayer-funded industrial energy efficiency programs to policymakers, state governments, utility operators, and other stakeholders. Each tool focuses on a particular approach to achieving greater program participation by large energy users (click title to download).
- Industrial Efficiency Programs Can Achieve Large Energy Savings at Low Cost. An overview of the benefits of industrial programs and a list of 10 tips for designing good industrial energy efficiency programs.
- The Dollars and Cents of Industrial Efficiency Program Investment. How the combined investment of utility and customer dollars saves more energy and provides added value to customers.
- Myths and Facts about Industrial Opt-Out Provisions. How to respond to arguments often made in favor of allowing industrial customers to opt out of energy efficiency programs.
- Overview of Large-Customer Self-Direct Options for Energy Efficiency Programs. The status of self-direct programs and opt-out provisions by state and tips for designing successful self-direct programs.