The EMP Group periodically publishes projections of energy efficiency activities funded by utility customers. We develop policy and program funding scenarios and then use those scenarios to model efficiency program spending and energy savings over a 10- to 15-year time horizon. These projections are based on state-by-state review of efficiency policies, regulatory filings and evaluations, as well as data we collect for other efficiency projects. To define the scenarios and refine our projections for a state-by-state assessment, we augment this extensive document and data review with interviews of state regulators, the efficiency industry and other experts.
"Estimating the cost of saving electricity through U.S. utility customer-funded energy efficiency programs." Energy Policy 104 (2017) 1-12. .
Electricity end uses, energy efficiency, and distributed energy resources baseline. 2017. LBNL‐ 1006983. .
"Energy Savings Lifetimes and Persistence: Practices, Issues and Data." 2015. LBNL-179191. .
Interactions between Energy Efficiency Programs funded under the Recovery Act and Utility Customer-Funded Energy Efficiency Programs. . Berkeley: LBNL, 2011. LBNL-4322E. .
Ratepayer-Funded Energy-Efficiency Programs in a Restructured Electricity Industry: Issues and Options for Regulators and Legislators. Berkeley: LBNL, 1998. LBNL-41479. .