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Title: The Cost of Saving Electricity Through Energy Efficiency Programs Funded by Utility Customers: 2009–2015

Abstract

The average cost to utilities to save a kilowatt-hour (kWh) in the United States is 2.5 cents, according to the most comprehensive assessment to date of the cost performance of energy efficiency programs funded by electricity customers. These costs are similar to those documented earlier. Cost-effective efficiency programs help ensure electricity system reliability at the most affordable cost as part of utility planning and implementation activities for resource adequacy. Building on prior studies, Berkeley Lab analyzed the cost performance of 8,790 electricity efficiency programs between 2009 and 2015 for 116 investor-owned utilities and other program administrators in 41 states. The Berkeley Lab database includes programs representing about three-quarters of total spending on electricity efficiency programs in the United States.

Authors:
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  1. Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability (OE)
OSTI Identifier:
1457014
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-05CH11231
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION

Citation Formats

Hoffman, Ian M., Goldman, Charles A., Murphy, Sean, Frick, Natalie A., Leventis, Greg, and Schwartz, Lisa C.. The Cost of Saving Electricity Through Energy Efficiency Programs Funded by Utility Customers: 2009–2015. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.2172/1457014.
Hoffman, Ian M., Goldman, Charles A., Murphy, Sean, Frick, Natalie A., Leventis, Greg, & Schwartz, Lisa C.. The Cost of Saving Electricity Through Energy Efficiency Programs Funded by Utility Customers: 2009–2015. United States. doi:10.2172/1457014.
Hoffman, Ian M., Goldman, Charles A., Murphy, Sean, Frick, Natalie A., Leventis, Greg, and Schwartz, Lisa C.. Tue . "The Cost of Saving Electricity Through Energy Efficiency Programs Funded by Utility Customers: 2009–2015". United States. doi:10.2172/1457014. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1457014.
@article{osti_1457014,
title = {The Cost of Saving Electricity Through Energy Efficiency Programs Funded by Utility Customers: 2009–2015},
author = {Hoffman, Ian M. and Goldman, Charles A. and Murphy, Sean and Frick, Natalie A. and Leventis, Greg and Schwartz, Lisa C.},
abstractNote = {The average cost to utilities to save a kilowatt-hour (kWh) in the United States is 2.5 cents, according to the most comprehensive assessment to date of the cost performance of energy efficiency programs funded by electricity customers. These costs are similar to those documented earlier. Cost-effective efficiency programs help ensure electricity system reliability at the most affordable cost as part of utility planning and implementation activities for resource adequacy. Building on prior studies, Berkeley Lab analyzed the cost performance of 8,790 electricity efficiency programs between 2009 and 2015 for 116 investor-owned utilities and other program administrators in 41 states. The Berkeley Lab database includes programs representing about three-quarters of total spending on electricity efficiency programs in the United States.},
doi = {10.2172/1457014},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {Tue Jun 19 00:00:00 EDT 2018},
month = {Tue Jun 19 00:00:00 EDT 2018}
}

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