Utilities

(Document - 6/9/2015)
This report is one in a three-part ACEEE series on utility business models for energy efficiency. The two others examine state experience with lost revenue adjustment mechanisms and present an overall analysis of the utility business model framework...
(Document - 6/9/2015)
This study is one in a three-part ACEEE series on utility business models for energy efficiency. The two others are a state-by-state examination of utility performance incentives and, an overall analysis of the utility business model framework. This...
(Document - 5/26/2015)
The Tennessee Valley Authority 2015 Draft Integrated Resource Plan takes significant steps towards inclusion of energy efficiency on equal footing to supply side resources. However, there is still opportunity to improve the methodological approach...
(Blog Post - 12/4/2014)
Slow growth in electricity demand (or, in some places, flat or declining sales) and growing numbers of customer photovoltaic systems are creating concern among utilities about their ability to adequately recover the costs associated with producing...
(Blog Post - 11/24/2014)
As you may know, I’ve been thinking about issues relating to the utility of the future, as documented in our June 2014 report. The report mentions, but does not emphasize, a potential emerging trend that could have a large impact on many utilities:...
(Blog Post - 11/10/2014)
Voters made many decisions on Election Day. Governors were chosen and new laws were adopted. But one choice Arizona voters didn’t get to make may raise utility costs for families and businesses in the state. On November 4th, while Arizona voters...
(Document - 8/6/2014)
Compared to single-fuel programs, combined natural gas and electric energy efficiency programs often deliver additional energy and dollar savings at lower cost to utilities and consumers. They also enhance customer satisfaction. Many leading dual-...
(Blog Post - 8/6/2014)
Baseball’s All-Star Game assembles teams of the best athletes to face off against each other and play at an extraordinary level, beyond what is possible during the regular season. Natural gas and electric utilities design and build dual-fuel energy...
(Document - 7/2/2014)
Congress Should: Include distributed resources, such as CHP and locally generated solar and wind energy, as part of any plans for a national smart grid. Support regulatory models that allow both customers and utilities to benefit from the smart grid...
(Document - 7/2/2014)
Congress Should: Encourage states to establish least-cost, integrated resource planning requirements. State Legislatures and Regulators Should: Establish least-cost, integrated resource planning requirements. Require utilities to acquire all cost-...