Utility Distribution Transformers in a Restructured Industry: Implications for Efficiency

Research Report U992


Jennifer Thorne and Toru Kubo


Examines the role of electric distribution utilities (DISCOs) in promoting energy efficiency in a restructured electric industry. Reasons for continuing utility involvement are discussed; barriers and disincentives to DISCO involvement in energy efficiency are identified; and regulatory policy strategies to overcome these obstacles are suggested. Policies adopted in restructured states are also presented.