LBNL Study Quantifies Costs Per kWh Across US Energy Efficiency Programs

US Energy Efficiency Programs Cost 2 Cents Per Kilowatt-Hour Saved

Clean Technica, March 26, 2014

America’s most comprehensive study of energy efficiency costs has found programs paid for by utility customers cost just two cents per kilowatt-hour (kWh) of power saved.

The new study from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), “The Program Administrator Cost of Saved Energy for Utility Customer-Funded Energy Efficiency Programs,” puts a price tag on the cost of saving energy through various types of efficiency programs from 2009-2011.

Until now the program administrator cost of saving energy (CSE) has not been comprehensively studied at a state or national level, let alone the impact of stimulus funding, but this report could be the first step in better understanding the value of energy efficiency programs.

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