Regulatory Mechanisms to Enable Energy Provider Delivered Energy Efficiency
The Regulatory Mechanisms to Enable Energy Provider Delivered Energy Efficiency paper identifies varied, but complementary, government regulatory mechanisms utilized worldwide to mobilize the resources of energy providers to implement investments in energy. The paper identifies and describes twelve types of regulatory mechanisms that governments use effectively to: mobilize energy provider investments directly, facilitate investments in demand-side resources, or implement policies and programs that underpin important elements of successful investment programs. The paper also explains how each regulatory mechanism functions in different market settings to mobilize resources or enable effective programs, identifies key issues that ensure successful implementation, and then outlines an example of how at least one jurisdiction has achieved successful implementation of the mechanism. This paper was prepared on behalf of the 23 Energy Ministers participating in the Clean Energy Ministerial.