10 Nov '11, 10pm

PG&E, National Grid Ranked Best Utilities for Investing in Energy Efficiency

PG&E, National Grid Ranked Best Utilities for Investing in Energy Efficiency

Pacific Gas and Electric Co. is among the biggest proponents of energy efficiency (EE) in its sector, and today the Northern California utility earned kudos for the nearly $410 million it invested in programs in 2009 to help its customers use less energy. In a ranking of 50 utilities across the country, PG&E topped the list in total spending on EE programs, as well as spending per megawatt-hour of sales. Other top-spending utilities include subsidiaries of National Grid, Edison International and Long Island Power Authority. In some cases, the EE investment from these utility companies is as much as 50 times higher than others included in the report, "Benchmarking Electric Utility Energy Efficiency Portfolios in the U.S. ," released by M.J. Bradley & Associates , LLC, and Ceres . The worst ranked utilities included subsidiaries of First Energy, Southern Company and Duke Ene...

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