Getting the Most out of Energy Efficiency
While no state is securing all cost-effective energy efficiency, several New England states have made noteworthy progress in leveraging this clean resource. In an address to the New England Conference of Public Utility Commissioners (NECPUC), Rich Sedano provided regulators with a framework for further elevating energy efficiency. He encourages regulators to fully value energy efficiency resources, including the wealth of benefits to the utility system, to society, and to participants. He also recommends steps to improve the incentives of the program administrators and methods to improve program delivery mechanisms. By making it easier for stakeholders to engage with energy efficiency, increasing investments in efficiency, and improving the incentives of the program administrators, states can take full advantage of the numerous benefits of efficiency.