Utilities

(Document - 10/21/2015)
For the past nine years, the State Energy Efficiency Scorecard has measured the progress of state policies and programs that save energy while also benefiting the environment and promoting economic growth. We use data vetted by state energy...
(Blog Post - 10/6/2015)
Today, Commonwealth Edison, several smart thermostat manufacturers, and the Environmental Law and Policy Center announced a major new initiative with a target to install one million smart thermostats in the homes of Commonwealth Edison customers...
(Blog Post - 10/2/2015)
On Wednesday, a group of Ohio policymakers released their recommendations to indefinitely freeze the state's clean energy and energy efficiency targets. Their misinformed recommendations, if implemented, would once again deliver a major setback to...
(Local Toolkit - 8/26/2015)
August 2015 - Click here for a printer-friendly version This web page is part of a series on how local governments and utilities can collaborate to advance energy efficiency. It describes strategies for partnerships that can lay the groundwork for...
(Document - 8/21/2015)
This paper reviews the energy savings potential in Ohio available to meet the requirements under the state’s energy efficiency standard enacted by Senate Bill 221. First, we focus on four energy efficiency studies by the investor-owned utilities (...
(Blog Post - 7/27/2015)
Last week the Maryland Public Service Commission released its long-awaited order on several key energy efficiency issues. The decisions in the order placed Maryland in the forefront of national energy efficiency leadership. Several key decisions...
(Document - 6/29/2015)
Although the relationship between water and energy is a close one, the energy intensity of water and wastewater systems is relatively undocumented. To advance the understanding of the water-energy nexus and bring attention to possible opportunities...
(Document - 6/23/2015)
This report details the wide range of benefits of energy efficiency to the electric utility system, including traditional avoided cost of energy as well as many other economic benefits. These benefits accrue to all utility customers, including those...
(Document - 6/16/2015)
This report describes the multiple benefits of energy efficiency in multifamily retrofit programs and discusses particular ways of establishing their value so administrators can include them in cost-effectiveness testing.  Multiple benefits are the...
(Document - 6/9/2015)
This paper is one in a three-part ACEEE series on utility business models for energy efficiency. The two other reports examine state-by-state experience with utility performance incentives and lost revenue adjustment mechanisms. This white paper...