The Role of Energy Efficiency in a Distributed Energy Future

Research Report U1802


Brendon Baatz, Grace Relf, and Seth Nowak


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. Our report examines current distribution system and distributed resource planning. We analyze how states are incorporating energy efficiency into these plans, focusing on states that are actively using efficiency as a resource.