On September 15, 2015, the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) released a report that concludes “next generation” energy efficiency can meet 22% of total projected electricity sales in 2030.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is encouraging states to incorporate energy efficiency as a compliance strategy to meet Clean Power Plan targets. However, traditional measures seem to be in a period of diminishing returns. Utilities and other program administrators may need to transition from implementing a limited number of high-impact efficiency measures (e.g., lighting) to developing portfolios that include a variety of program types and end uses in order to achieve high aggregate savings.
ACEEE: The Next Generation of Energy Efficiency Programs Could Save 22% of Electricity Use in 2030
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