Utility Customer-Funded Programs
In many states, policies such as integrated resource planning requirements and energy efficiency resource standards require utilities to evaluate and invest in energy efficiency and other demand-side resources as a cost-effective alternative to supply-side resources. State policies also may require evaluation of demand-side resources as “non-wires alternatives” to defer or avoid costly transmission and distribution system upgrades. EMP tracks and analyzes trends in utility ratepayer-funded energy efficiency programs and enabling policies, and provides technical and policy support to regional authorities, state regulatory commissions, and program administrators by analyzing current practices and projected future spending and savings for efficiency programs.
EMP also has developed tools to help utilities and other program administrators report spending and program impacts.