Rate Impacts of DSM Programs: Looking Past the Rhetoric

Research Report U944


Miriam Pye and Steve Nadel


The analysis in this study provides regulators with a solid empirical basis for evaluating rate impact claims. It analyzes data on rate impacts of DSM programs, including the level of utility DSM expenditures, how DSM expenses are recovered, and factors that are linked to high and low rate impacts. Implications of these findings for DSM cost recovery are also discussed