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Demand Response

Blog Post | February 9, 2017

Demand response programs can reduce utilities’ peak demand an average of 10%, complementing savings from energy efficiency programs

Demand response and energy efficiency programs are complementary: energy efficiency reduces both energy use and peak demand while demand response provides additional peak demand reductions. In this blog, we use data to illustrate the importance of each, including some new data on actual savings from demand response programs. 

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Blog Post | July 2, 2012

Gone Fishin’: Ethnographic Research into Everyday Energy Use in the Deep South

Temperatures are rising, humidity is increasing, and the ACEEE Behavior crew decided that July was the perfect time to conduct research across the deepest of the Deep South. Laissez le bon temps rouler is our battle cry as we fan out to talk with folks about their everyday energy usage. We are tackling a variety of topics in several sites across the South including:  Alpharetta, GA; Oneonta, AL; Corinth, MS; and The Big Easy itself, New Orleans, LA.

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Blog Post | April 19, 2012

Lonely Pets, User-Centered Design, and Utility Demand-Side Management

Recently I spoke at the 2012 E Source Utility Customer Experience Conference in Charlotte, where I was invited to talk about user-centered design and the role of ethnography in helping utilities design programs to more effectively reach their customers and change their energy use behaviors.

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Press Release | February 23, 2012

Large-Scale Studies Find Moderate Savings from Smart Grid Feedback Devices

Real-time feedback provides more control over energy use for many customers

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Press Release | August 24, 2011

Study: Energy Efficiency Can Save Missouri $6.1 Billion and Create 8,500 Local Jobs

Cost-Effective Policies Could Meet 17% of State Energy Needs, Cutting Energy Bills While Creating Local Jobs

 

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Press Release | December 8, 2010

Special ACEEE 30th Anniversary Awards Celebrate Visionaries and Leaders

14 Awards Presented to Those Who Advance Energy Efficiency

 

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Press Release | May 1, 2009

Pennsylvania Can Create Thousands of New Jobs and Save Consumers Billions Through Energy Efficiency, Says New Report

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania -- Energy efficiency improvements can save Pennsylvania consumers nearly $5 billion each year on energy bills and help create 27,000 new, local jobs by 2025, according to an analysis released today by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE), an independent, nonprofit research group based in Washington, D.C.

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Press Release | March 6, 2007

New Study Shows How Texas Can Meet Future Energy Needs With Energy Efficiency and Onsite Renewables

Austin, Texas — A new study released today shows that a combination of energy efficiency and onsite renewable energy resources, coupled with expanded demand response programs, can meet Texas’s growing electricity needs and save consumers money at the same time.

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Press Release | March 29, 2005

ACEEE Study Seeks the Link Between Demand Response and Energy Efficiency

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A new study by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) examines recent experience with demand response (DR) programs across the United States and seeks to better understand the relationship between demand response and energy efficiency. The study raises timely issues as the continued growth of electricity demand is putting stress on the U.S. power grid and leading to a resurgence of interest in "demand-side" resource strategies.

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