Stop the Mutiny – Engage Industrials & Gain Their Support for Efficiency Programs
Brian McCowan Presented at AESP 25th National Conference, February 11, 2015
Large industrial and commercial customers use significant amounts of energy and any strategy to improve energy efficiency is deficient without them. Still, they have not fit easily into utility energy efficiency programs with endemic issues of rate impacts, net-to-gross, etc. Further, recent effects technological change on the electrical grid against the backdrop of slow industrial recovery may have affected the support of utilities for improving these customers’ efficiency. The presentation will consider recent initiatives in the upper Midwest, New York, and elsewhere concerning the complex role large customer play in energy policies and programs.