Energy efficiency program administrators from the United States and Canada formed the award-winning Consortium for Energy Efficiency to achieve lasting and verifiable energy efficiency. For over twenty years, CEE has been influencing markets to accelerate uptake of increasingly efficient goods and services. Members still find value in working together in a business environment characterized by increasing emphasis on energy efficiency, higher baseline standards that reduce savings potential, and larger savings goals.
The CEE role is not to develop or implement the programs delivered at the local level, but to influence national players—manufacturers, stakeholders, government agencies—to maximize the impact of efficiency programs. Energy efficiency is the heart and soul of CEE, but demand response works hand-in-hand for deeper savings. CEE also supports crosscutting trends in behavioral programs and evaluation. At this time, we do not address distributed generation from renewable resources.
By joining forces at CEE, individual electric and gas efficiency program administrators support strategic initiatives that influence binational markets. They are able to partner not only with each other, but also with industry, trade associations, and government agencies. Working together, administrators leverage the effect of their ratepayer funding, exchange information on successful practices, and, by doing so, achieve greater energy efficiency for the public good.