02 Mar '12, 5pm

Evaluation of #EnergyEfficiency Programs by the States: Amid the Apparent Chaos, Strength

Evaluation of #EnergyEfficiency Programs by the States: Amid the Apparent Chaos, Strength

Recently we released a report that extensively documented how states utilize a variety of approaches to evaluate utility ratepayer-funded energy efficiency programs. I'd like to underscore the point that this variability in evaluation approaches does not diminish the conclusion, buttressed by a wealth of information amassed by ACEEE and others , that these energy efficiency programs are cost-effective and successful. At first glance, the program evaluation situation might be regarded as “a mess.” The inconsistencies in evaluation approaches across the states cover everything from legal framework and administrative structure to the details regarding key methodologies and assumptions. However, it would be a major mistake for one to conclude that ratepayer-funded energy efficiency programs are not being adequately evaluated. Indeed, nearly all states take their responsibility...

Full article: http://aceee.org/blog/2012/03/evaluation-energy-efficienc...

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