Cost of saving natural gas through efficiency programs funded by utility customers: 2012–2017

June 4, 2020

This public webinar presents results of Berkeley Lab's study on the cost of saving natural gas from energy efficiency programs funded by utility customers during the period 2012 to 2017. Click here to download the full report

Berkeley Lab researchers compiled and analyzed efficiency program data reported by investor-owned utilities and other program administrators in a dozen states representative of the four U.S. Census regions — Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Iowa, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, Oklahoma, Rhode Island and Utah. Depending on the year, the dataset accounts for about 50 percent to 70 percent of annual national spending on natural gas efficiency programs. The study estimates an average cost to program administrators of $0.40/therm.

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Building Technologies Office supported this work.

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