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Pay for Performance Incentives Using Performance-Based Rebates

The Pay for Performance Solution Valerie Eacret, ERS, presented at Rocky Mountain Utility Efficiency Exchange on September 28, 2017 Custom-calculated efficiency rebate programs can create savings uncertainty for energy efficiency program administrators. Because rebates are typically paid based on first-year annual savings, awarded incentives for these projects may be based on greatly over- or underestimated […]

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A Nonprofit Out of Chicago Helps Low Income Families Lower Energy Bills

This nonprofit has helped make 20,000 apartments more energy efficient Yale Climate Connections, January 1, 2018 Improving energy efficiency not only helps prevent global warming pollution. It can lower utility bills, and provide much-needed savings for low income people. Elevate Energy is a Chicago-based nonprofit that helps make affordable housing developments more energy efficient. The […]

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Customer-Sited CHP as a Utility Resource

Gita Subramony, ERS, for Zondits Combined heat and power (CHP) offers key benefits to customers who install these systems: reduced energy bills, enhanced facility resiliency, and system-wide environmental improvement from greenhouse gas emissions reduction. Utilities can also make use of this distributed-energy technology to enhance the grid. CHP and other distributed energy resources can be […]

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Lawmakers Seek to Ban Programs That Allow School Districts to Exceed Revenue Limits

More School Districts Using Energy Efficiency Program To Exceed Revenue Limits Wisconsin Public Radio, August 28, 2017 A growing number of school districts are voting to exceed revenue limits for energy efficiency projects, while state lawmakers seek a ban on the program that lets them do it. The Revenue Limit Exemption for Energy Efficiencies program lets […]

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Innovation Leads to Accelerated Performance Pilot As a New Construction Program

ComEd Adopts DOE Accelerate Performance Pilot as Official New Construction Program Offering Energy.gov, August 14, 2017 Recent innovations in the procurement approach for new construction buildings developed by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have been shown to deliver deep and persistent energy savings at little or no additional upfront cost to building owners. The […]

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New Report on Natural Gas Energy Efficiency Shows Great Advancement

Natural gas efficiency has shown impressive advances, and the future looks promising American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy, July 19, 2017 The majority of studies on utility-funded energy efficiency programs focus on electricity; natural gas traditionally receives much less attention. To help rectify this imbalance, today we are releasing a new report, Natural Gas Energy Efficiency: […]