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Title: Energy Efficiency Collaboratives

Abstract

Collaboratives for energy efficiency have a long and successful history and are currently used, in some form, in more than half of the states. Historically, many state utility commissions have used some form of collaborative group process to resolve complex issues that emerge during a rate proceeding. Rather than debate the issues through the formality of a commission proceeding, disagreeing parties are sent to discuss issues in a less-formal setting and bring back resolutions to the commission. Energy efficiency collaboratives take this concept and apply it specifically to energy efficiency programs—often in anticipation of future issues as opposed to reacting to a present disagreement. Energy efficiency collaboratives can operate long term and can address the full suite of issues associated with designing, implementing, and improving energy efficiency programs. Collaboratives can be useful to gather stakeholder input on changing program budgets and program changes in response to performance or market shifts, as well as to provide continuity while regulators come and go, identify additional energy efficiency opportunities and innovations, assess the role of energy efficiency in new regulatory contexts, and draw on lessons learned and best practices from a diverse group. Details about specific collaboratives in the United States are inmore » the appendix to this guide. Collectively, they demonstrate the value of collaborative stakeholder processes in producing successful energy efficiency programs.« less

Authors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. US Department of Energy, Washington, DC (United States)
  2. US Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
US Department of Energy, Washington, DC (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)
OSTI Identifier:
1331041
Report Number(s):
DOE/EE-1274
7508
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; see action; state and local energy efficiency action network; driving ratepayer-funded efficiency through regulatory policies working group; doe; us department of energy; Driving Ratepayer-Funded Efficiency through Regulatory Policies

Citation Formats

Li, Michael, and Bryson, Joe. Energy Efficiency Collaboratives. United States: N. p., 2015. Web. doi:10.2172/1331041.
Li, Michael, & Bryson, Joe. Energy Efficiency Collaboratives. United States. doi:10.2172/1331041.
Li, Michael, and Bryson, Joe. Tue . "Energy Efficiency Collaboratives". United States. doi:10.2172/1331041. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1331041.
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title = {Energy Efficiency Collaboratives},
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abstractNote = {Collaboratives for energy efficiency have a long and successful history and are currently used, in some form, in more than half of the states. Historically, many state utility commissions have used some form of collaborative group process to resolve complex issues that emerge during a rate proceeding. Rather than debate the issues through the formality of a commission proceeding, disagreeing parties are sent to discuss issues in a less-formal setting and bring back resolutions to the commission. Energy efficiency collaboratives take this concept and apply it specifically to energy efficiency programs—often in anticipation of future issues as opposed to reacting to a present disagreement. Energy efficiency collaboratives can operate long term and can address the full suite of issues associated with designing, implementing, and improving energy efficiency programs. Collaboratives can be useful to gather stakeholder input on changing program budgets and program changes in response to performance or market shifts, as well as to provide continuity while regulators come and go, identify additional energy efficiency opportunities and innovations, assess the role of energy efficiency in new regulatory contexts, and draw on lessons learned and best practices from a diverse group. Details about specific collaboratives in the United States are in the appendix to this guide. Collectively, they demonstrate the value of collaborative stakeholder processes in producing successful energy efficiency programs.},
doi = {10.2172/1331041},
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number = ,
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place = {United States},
year = {2015},
month = {9}
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