Optimal Energy's paper on Non-Transmission Alternatives presented at ACEEE Summer Study 2012.
Using Vermont as a case study, this paper presents a partnership model among the statewide energy efficiency utility, the state’s largest electric utilities, and several municipalities. The model was designed to overcome the challenges to widespread LED street light conversion.
This paper describes how a collaborative, multi-stakeholder council can foster a climate of efficiency program success and cooperation.
This paper describes results from a study of benchmarking of commercial buildings using ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager by California commercial customers, and discusses the implications of the study for other states and utilities aspiring to meet commercial energy efficiency goals with benchmarking.
This paper presents a hybrid model developed in Massachusetts that offers the benefits of statewide program administration, while allowing for individual utilities to administer programs. Under the statewide umbrella MassSave, the individual Massachusetts utilities collaborate and offer consistent statewide programs to all customers in Massachusetts. This paper presents the history and structure of the hybrid model used in Massachusetts, the challenges and progress to date, and lessons for the future.
This paper reviews past analyses of the economic impacts of public efficiency programs, comparing their methodologies and results. It then reports on a 2011 analysis of the economic impacts of Vermont’s electric and fossil fuel efficiency programs. The study incorporates a multitude of economic drivers of efficiency programs, including sources and spending of funds (by economic industry), reduced utility bills for those purchasing efficient equipment, rate impacts due to reduced energy demand, and reduced obligations to the New England Independent System Operator.The paper concludes with recommendations for those considering such economic analyses in the future.
All fuels energy efficiency plan developed for the state of Maine.
Testimony addressing realistic savings goals based on achievable potential studies
Testimony addressing the FEECA utilities' achievable poteneial analysis
The OEI Portfolio Screening Tool (PST) is a Microsoft Excel-based application for cost-effectiveness analysis, used to support the planning, implementation and evaluation of electric and/or natural gas energy efficiency programs and services. The PST User Guide describes the workflow for using the tool, the structure of the PST, and the tool's inputs and outputs.
Strategies outlining how energy efficiency initatives can work successfully with large commercial and industrial customers
A paper outlining comprehensive approaches to capturing savings in the small commercial new construction market
A comprehensive guide to administrative and financing models for state clean energy funds
Examination of the Economically Achievable Potential from existing technologies to lower the end-use electricity requirements in al existing and new facilites over a 10 year period.
EPA's process oriented guide to conducting energy efficiency potential studies
Several strategies to consider when developing negotiated project incentives
This paper explores some of the challenges associated with single program incentive structures that deal with multiple market types
This paper describes a study for New York State that identifies the gas efficiency potential, designs and analyzes a portfolio of fuel-neutral gas-efficiency programs for statewide implementation, and models the effects on regional and national gas prices and volatility
Meaningful portfolio performance comparisons are fraught with challenges. This paper atttempts to address many of those challenges. It uses two basic indecies of performance evaluation combined to compare portfolios from 7 Northeast states over a 4 year period
Analysis of the potential for energy efficiency and customer-sited generation investments to help reliably meet demand growth in CVPS' Southern Loop service territory.
Documentation of the Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance efforts to support energy codes and participate in the federal standards setting process.
Opportunities for accelerated electrical energy efficiency in Quebec : 2005 - 2012.
Outline of efficiency strategies to help the economy and the environment in Michigan.
Electric and Economic Impacts of Maximum Achievable Statewide Efficiency Savings 2003-2012.
Review of Connecticut's conservation and load management, administrator performance, plans and incentives.
Approaches, results, uses and implications. ACEEE Conference On Efficiency As A Resource, 2003.
Exploration of the unfulfilled promise of demand-side transmission resources. ACEEE Conference On Efficiency As A Resource, 2003.
Maine potential study.
Assessment of economically deliverable transmission capacity from targeted energy-efficiency investments in the Inner and Metro-Area and Northwest and Northwest/Central load zones. April 2003
A study analyzing efficiency and renewable resource potential, prepared for NYSERDA.
Challenges and opportunities for connecticut. November 2002
Application of the Connecticut Light and Power Company for a Certificate of Environmental Compatibility and Public Need for an Electric-Transmission-Line Facility between Plumtree Substation and Norwalk Substation in Norwalk. March 2002
Paper on the consumer energy cooperative. ACEEE Summer Study 2000.
Paper on New Jersey’s policy framework for guiding rate payer funded efficiency programs. ACEEE Summer Study 2000.
Paper on predictive methods for estimating effects of programmatic market transformation efforts. ACEEE Summer Study 2000.