Cost-Effectiveness Tests

(Document - 3/25/2014)
As efficiency programs gain wider traction as a utility resource, the need increases in step for high-quality, comprehensive and consistent data metrics on energy efficiency program costs and cost-effectiveness. In this report we review utility-...
(Document - 7/30/2013)
When appliance standards are revised, the Department of Energy (DOE) looks at the estimated benefits of standards relative to the estimated costs and only sets standards that it finds are cost-effective to consumers. This study compares the...
(Document - 7/18/2013)
Natural gas distribution utilities are well-positioned to make significant investments in customer-sited CHP systems. Increased CHP deployment is a strategic business opportunity for natural gas utilities since most CHP systems use natural gas as...
(Document - 7/18/2013)
Electric utilities are uniquely well-suited to invest in or otherwise encourage CHP systems in their service territories. CHP offers electric utilities more cost-effective electricity generation, reduced exposure to fluctuations in customer demand...
(Document - 7/18/2013)
Electric and natural gas utilities could reap substantial rewards by investing in or otherwise encouraging new combined heat and power (CHP) systems in their service territories. The benefits of CHP to individual facilities are well-known, but...
(Document - 9/24/2012)
Impact evaluation of industrial energy efficiency programs is a necessary activity to ensure public funds are used in a responsible manner. However, some stakeholders believe the manner in which industrial programs are currently evaluated for...
(Press Release - 7/31/2012)
New Report Shows How Energy-Efficient Manufactured Homes Can Save Consumers Billions Washington, D.C.—Energy-efficient manufactured homes, commonly known as mobile homes, can save consumers $4.6 billion in energy costs over the next 20 years...
(Document - 7/31/2012)
Manufactured homes are an important source of affordable housing for nearly seven million Americans, particularly low-income residents. Unfortunately, energy efficiency in manufactured homes lags behind that of site-built homes. This study examines...
(Document - 1/18/2012)
A previous study, Emerging Hot Water Technologies and Practices for Energy Efficiency as of 2011, found that there are many underutilized technologies that could provide about 25-50% energy savings over federal minimum energy efficiency standards....
(Blog Post - 1/18/2012)
This is an exciting time for water heating efficiency. It was not so long ago that consumers had few options when their water heater failed beyond purchasing a new version of the same electric-resistance or atmospherically-vented storage water...