Energy Efficiency Administration: Principles and Models in the US
Rich Sedano, RAP Principal and US Programs Director, explored energy efficiency administration in a webinar for the California Energy Efficiency Council on August 7, 2012. Mr. Sedano examined factors guiding the decision on who should administer consumer-funded energy efficiency programs. While no study thoroughly evaluates this process, there are dynamics to guide the decision-making process. He highlighted the need for an effective administrator to attain public acceptance, as well as leadership and commitment from political authorities, whether the administrator is a utility, a government entity, a non-government entity, or a hybrid thereof. He also delved into accountability and oversight, the need for general compatibility with broader public policy goals, administrative effectiveness, and transition issues. Examples of US experiences with energy efficiency administration by the various entities round out the presentation.