Are Industrial Customers Winners or Losers from DSM?

Research Report U922


Steve Nadel and Jennifer Jordan


This paper explores the veracity of arguments by large industrial customers that they have already implemented most of the available efficiency measures, and that utility DSM programs ask them to subsidize efficiency investments by residential and commercial customers. Efficiency opportunities still available in the industrial sector are reviewed, as well as utility DSM savings and expenditures for the industrial sector relative to other sectors. Prepared for NARUC’s 4th IRP Conference.