Program Implementation, Programs & Policy

Ask the Expert: Measures, Rebates, and Really Fast Paybacks

11 Apr , 2017  

Question: What energy efficiency measures often have the shortest payback, including potential rebates? Valerie Eacret, ERS, for Zondits Answer: Here are a few measures with quick paybacks from projects recently crossing our desks: Compressed air setpoint – Frequently we find that the pressure in compressed air systems is set much higher than necessary. While extensive […]

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Program Evaluation, Programs & Policy

Persistence in the Evaluation World

19 Jul , 2016  

Max Ma, ERS, for Zondits In the utility M&V and evaluation world, persistence is generally defined as the change in expected savings relative to the baseline.[note]ERS, “Measure Life Study Prepared for Massachusetts Joint Utilities,” 2005[/note] Persistence is the little brother to the end-of–useful-life (EUL) metric. Frequently, persistence factors are built into the deemed values of […]

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Law & Policy, Programs & Policy

Florida’s Power Companies Gut Energy Efficiency Goals

3 Dec , 2014  

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Under state law, Florida regulators are required to set energy-saving goals every five years for power companies. As the Tampa Tribune reports today, the point is to reduce the state’s electricity consumption.

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