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Title: Standard performance contracting: A tool for both energy efficiency and market transformation?

Abstract

The California Public Utilities Commission has decided that energy efficiency Public Goods Charges will be used for market transformation programs. During 1998 about 40% of those funds have been allocated to implement Standard Performance Contracting (SPC) projects in the residential and non-residential markets. SPCs are being sold as a means of providing energy efficiency services while transforming and strengthening the market for the service providers. The SPC programs offer standardized pay-for-performance agreements between program administrators and Project Sponsors. This paper reviews the history and design of California SPC programs and evaluates results to date as well as the effectiveness of this program concept. The authors described features of the SPC as well as options that can make SPCs both market transformation and energy efficiency resource programs. Conclusions and recommendations focus on whether SPCs are effective market transformation tools, in which markets can they be effective, and which design features are of key importance.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Schiller Associates, Oakland, CA (US)
OSTI Identifier:
20001805
Report Number(s):
CONF-980815-
TRN: IM0001%%242
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: 1998 ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings, Pacific Grove, CA (US), 08/23/1998--08/28/1998; Other Information: 10 volume set available for $200.00; PBD: 1998; Related Information: In: 1998 ACEEE summer study on energy efficiency in buildings: Proceedings, [3100] pages.
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
29 ENERGY PLANNING AND POLICY; ELECTRIC POWER INDUSTRY; ENERGY EFFICIENCY; MARKET; ENERGY POLICY; CALIFORNIA; PERFORMANCE; CONTRACT MANAGEMENT

Citation Formats

Rubinstein, E., Schiller, S.R., and Jump, D.A. Standard performance contracting: A tool for both energy efficiency and market transformation?. United States: N. p., 1998. Web.
Rubinstein, E., Schiller, S.R., & Jump, D.A. Standard performance contracting: A tool for both energy efficiency and market transformation?. United States.
Rubinstein, E., Schiller, S.R., and Jump, D.A. Wed . "Standard performance contracting: A tool for both energy efficiency and market transformation?". United States.
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abstractNote = {The California Public Utilities Commission has decided that energy efficiency Public Goods Charges will be used for market transformation programs. During 1998 about 40% of those funds have been allocated to implement Standard Performance Contracting (SPC) projects in the residential and non-residential markets. SPCs are being sold as a means of providing energy efficiency services while transforming and strengthening the market for the service providers. The SPC programs offer standardized pay-for-performance agreements between program administrators and Project Sponsors. This paper reviews the history and design of California SPC programs and evaluates results to date as well as the effectiveness of this program concept. The authors described features of the SPC as well as options that can make SPCs both market transformation and energy efficiency resource programs. Conclusions and recommendations focus on whether SPCs are effective market transformation tools, in which markets can they be effective, and which design features are of key importance.},
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