Utilities

(Blog Post - 5/16/2019)
As more utilities look at prepay plans, new research finds this option carries both benefits and potential risks. While it may put at risk the wellbeing of some customers trying to save money, it can also lower electricity use and garner customer...
(Document - 5/13/2019)
Twenty-seven states are currently implementing long-term (3+ years), binding energy savings targets. States have taken a variety of approaches to setting targets, including passing legislation to enact formal energy efficiency resource standards,...
(Document - 5/7/2019)
Description of utility-sector energy efficiency opportunities in Florida, using data from ACEEE’s most recent State, City, and Utility Energy Efficiency Scorecards, EIA 861 2015, and Florida Energy Efficiency and Conservation Act reports and...
(Document - 2/15/2019)
Filed to Docket No. QO19010040, these comments discuss the establishment of energy efficiency and peak demand reduction programs in New Jersey.
(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...
(Press Release - 1/16/2019)
Washington, D.C.—ACEEE is proud to honor 53 of the United States’ leading energy efficiency programs with the Exemplary Program Award. In a national review, ACEEE selected these programs based on their innovation and effectiveness in helping...
(Document - 1/16/2019)
ACEEE has reviewed exemplary customer-funded electric and natural gas utility programs every five years since 2003. For this edition of the report, we solicited nominations nationally and analyzed them in collaboration with an independent expert...
(Blog Post - 12/20/2018)
Minnesota has been receiving well-deserved attention for its ambitious renewable energy and greenhouse gas reduction goals, which aim for 25% of electricity from renewables by 2025 and an 80% reduction in GHG emissions by 2050. Indeed, its largest...
(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:...
(Blog Post - 10/29/2018)
Turning on a light switch is a simple act that masks a very complex system. That light is powered by the electric grid, the world’s largest machine, operating in real time. We are growing more and more dependent on electricity, but we often take...