Cost-Effectiveness Tests

(Blog Post - 12/13/2018)
In a wider push to increase energy efficiency, 19 states are incorporating health and environmental benefits into the cost effectiveness testing of utility-run efficiency programs. Quantifying these advantages is a step towards increased funding and...
(Document - 12/13/2018)
The value of utility demand-side energy efficiency programs extends beyond energy savings. Yet when states evaluate cost effectiveness, they undervalue or fail to include many nonenergy benefits that accrue to utilities, participants, and society....
(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...
(Document - 10/29/2018)
Energy efficiency supports the reliability and resilience of our electricity system. However, these benefits are typically not included in electric system planning, decision making, and cost-effectiveness analysis. This report examines energy...
(Blog Post - 11/28/2017)
Intelligent efficiency technologies such as learning thermostats and smart watches are making it easier to track and quantify the many benefits of saving energy. Fitness trackers are allowing researchers to evaluate the health benefits, new software...
(Document - 11/27/2017)
In this report, we discuss how information technologies and communication networks are enabling new ways of tracking and analyzing the many benefits of saving energy. When stakeholders can quantify the coincident benefits of energy savings and put...
(Blog Post - 5/26/2017)
On May 18th the National Efficiency Screening Project and E4TheFuture announced the release of the first National Standard Practice Manual (NSPM). The detailed manual guides regulators on how to develop their own jurisdictional cost-effectiveness...
(Blog Post - 6/16/2015)
Energy efficiency retrofits for multifamily buildings offer a host of benefits beyond energy savings to building owners and tenants. The problem is that efficiency programs that spur investment in this kind of work are not always assessed fairly. In...
(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...
(Press Release - 3/25/2014)
Energy Efficiency Costs Utilities 2 to 3 Times Less Than Traditional Power Sources; Average of 2.8 Cents per Kilowatt Hour Washington, D.C.—According to a new report released today by ACEEE, energy efficiency is the cheapest method of providing...