Energy Efficiency and Electric System Reliability: A Look at Reliability-Focused Energy Efficiency Programs Used to Help Address the Electricity Crisis of 2001

Research Report U021


Marty Kushler, Edward Vine, and Dan York


Describes the results of a national search and review of reliability-focused energy efficiency programs operated during 2001 (i.e., energy efficiency programs specifically designed, modified, or accelerated to help address electric system reliability concerns). The research findings are presented and 22 "case study" descriptions of specific programs are included in an appendix.