Utilities

(Document - 7/11/2017)
This paper summarizes an ACEEE baseline assessment of electric and natural gas energy efficiency programs that target low-income households in the largest metropolitan statistical areas in the country. We surveyed over 70 electric and natural gas...
(Blog Post - 6/26/2017)
Today the Trump Administration is launching an Energy Week to promote our nation’s “energy dominance” by increasing fossil fuel production. Notably absent in White House plans so far are discussions on how to increase energy efficiency, generally...
(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...
(Document - 6/9/2017)
Comments submitted to MPSC Docket No. 2010-AD-2; Order Establishing Docket to Investigate the Development And Implementation Of Energy Efficiency Programs And Standards; Order Requesting Comments 
(Document - 6/6/2017)
Industrial customer opt-out is a policy that allows some large customers to opt out of or leave utility-sector energy efficiency programs. When a customer decides to opt out, it no longer participates in these programs and is exempt from paying the...
(Blog Post - 6/5/2017)
What is your utility doing to promote energy efficiency? Could it be doing more? Find out in ACEEE’s first Utility Energy Efficiency Scorecard, to be released on Wednesday, June 14, 2017. Get excited about this first-of-its-kind, comprehensive look...
(Press Release - 4/6/2017)
Washington, D.C. —The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) today commended Maryland lawmakers for extending the successful EmPOWER Maryland energy efficiency program. Under the current plan, EmPOWER Maryland will save customers $...
(Press Release - 1/11/2017)
New Analysis Shows Maryland Energy Efficiency Program Has Far-Reaching Benefits Baltimore, MD—Maryland electric customers will save more than $4 billion due to energy efficiency improvements made at homes and businesses through a successful...
(Document - 1/11/2017)
In 2008 Maryland passed an energy efficiency resource standard requiring the state to reduce per capita energy consumption by 10% by 2015. In this report we review the costs and benefits of Maryland’s EERS policy with a focus on statewide benefits...
(Document - 12/13/2016)
Congress should: Establish a federal energy efficiency resource standard (EERS) with savings targets for electric and natural gas utility energy efficiency programs. The federal EERS could also include savings from improved building codes and...