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Projections for 2030: Higher Spending, Modest Rise in Energy Savings for Efficiency Programs Funded by Electricity Customers

11/30/2018

Electric utility customers spent about $5.8 billion on energy efficiency programs in 2016 to cost-effectively offset a portion of growth in U.S. power needs. That, in turn, affects the need for investment in new electricity infrastructure, across generation, transmission and distribution systems. A new study by Berkeley Lab provides a bottom-up assessment of the potential impact of existing and likely state policies and market conditions to promote or constrain future spending and savings for electricity efficiency programs funded by utility customers in all U.S. states.

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The Cost of Saving Electricity Through Energy Efficiency Programs Funded by Utility Customers: 2009–2015

Event Date: 6/27/2018 12:00pm

Cost of Saving Electricity Remains Low

The average cost to utilities to save a kilowatt-hour (kWh) in the United States is 2.5 cents, according to the most comprehensive assessment to date of the cost performance of energy efficiency programs funded by electricity customers.

Berkeley Lab analysis shows ups and downs in the cost of saving electricity over time

1/25/2017

The EMP Group is pleased to announce a new brief, Trends in the Program Administrator Cost of Saving Electricity for Utility Customer-Funded Energy Efficiency Programs, based on analysis of energy efficiency data from 78 program administrators in 36 states. The brief is the fifth in a series of Berkeley Lab reports that are part of the Cost of Saved Energy Project. This brief summarizes analyses of cost and electricity savings data for more than 1,600 individual efficiency programs offered over multiple years to customers of utilities that serve about half of U.S. electricity load.

Webinar: Trends in the Program Administrator Cost of Saving Electricity for Utility Customer-Funded Energy Efficiency Programs

Event Date: 1/17/2017 11:00am

Berkeley Lab will host a webinar on Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at 2:00 pm Eastern to highlight key findings from its new policy brief, Trends in the Program Administrator Cost of Saving Electricity for Utility Customer-Funded Energy Efficiency Programs

WEBINAR: The Program Administrator Cost of Saved Energy for Utility Customer-Funded Energy Efficiency Programs

4/1/2014

On April 2, 2014, researchers at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory held a Webinar on the recently released LBNL report The Program Administrator Cost of Saved Energy for Utility Customer-Funded Energy Efficiency Programs.

WEBINAR: Developing a Common Language: Introducing a Glossary and Program Typology for Regional and National Energy Efficiency Program Analysis

4/1/2014

This webinar was hosted by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and the Consortium for Energy Efficiency on April 9th, 2014.

ClimateWire: New LBNL report offers consistent metric to compare energy efficiency programs

3/1/2014

Compared to building a new generator, it's much cheaper for a utility company to coax customers to swap old light bulbs for ones that use less electricity. And it might cost less to convince people to insulate their homes than it does to build new gas pipelines.