Financial Incentives for Energy Efficiency

(Document - 2/21/2019)
ACEEE developed this technical brief in response to the state of Missouri’s request to provide information on investor-owned utility energy efficiency performance incentives.
(Document - 2/7/2019)
This is the second in a series of technical briefs exploring emerging opportunities for energy efficiency in residential and commercial buildings. The ability to store energy and use it later is growing increasingly important to commercial buildings...
(Document - 12/11/2018)
Performance incentive mechanisms (PIMs) can help make energy efficiency competitive with traditional utility infrastructure investments. This brief surveys current state approaches to PIMs and highlights two emerging trends in incentive design:...
(Document - 2/28/2018)
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....
(Blog Post - 2/28/2018)
The increased prevalence of distributed energy resources is driving changes to utility planning. Our new report, The Role of Energy Efficiency in a Distributed Energy Future, found that most utilities are not currently using energy efficiency in...
(Document - 12/6/2017)
Regional transmission organizations use capacity auctions to ensure energy resources are available to meet future demand. This report synthesizes and analyzes data on energy efficiency in two annual capacity auctions: PJM and ISO New England....
(Blog Post - 12/6/2017)
A recent federal proposal puts a spotlight on an uncommonly popular topic: wholesale energy markets. Our new research shows that energy efficiency has provided steadily increasing value to grid operators and customers in two such markets. Our report...
(Document - 10/2/2017)
Since 2012, Maryland’s Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) has administered the state’s limited-income energy efficiency programs. The programs have been effective in delivering substantial energy savings for each participating...
(Document - 6/13/2017)
This first edition of the Utility Energy Efficiency Scorecard assesses the 51 largest US electric utilities across a range of energy efficiency metrics. The metrics fall into three categories critical to utility-sector efficiency: (1) quantitative...
(Blog Post - 6/13/2017)
Our first-ever scorecard of US utilities, released today, reveals striking regional differences and identifies the best — and worst — performers on energy efficiency. The 2017 Utility Energy Efficiency Scorecard looks at the performance of the 51...