Utility Efficiency Investments Continue to Grow

Consortium for Energy Efficiency Releases Thirteenth Annual Industry Report

Middleton, MA--The Consortium for Energy Efficiency (CEE) has released its thirteenth Annual Industry Report, showing growth in energy efficiency and demand response investment.

Total expenditures from all funding sources on gas and electric DSM programs in 2018 rose two percent over 2017, reaching $10.2 billion. Highlights of the report include:

  • Ratepayers contributed $9.6 billion of the $10.2 billion total for gas and electric DSM programs.
  • CEE members directed 84 percent of expenditures, nearly $8.6 billion from all sources, and 79 percent of expenditures from ratepayer funds, approximately $8.1 billion.
  • Electric efficiency programs in the United States and Canada spent $7.4 billion and gas programs spent $1.5 billion to reduce energy use
  • 2018 DSM program budgets increased, continuing a trend of steady increases over the last several years.
  • In 2018, US and Canadian administrators reported savings of approximately 33,246 GWh of electricity and more than 566 million therms of gas through ratepayer-funded programs.
     

Continuing investments in energy efficiency and demand response are a testament to the attractiveness of demand side management as a clean energy resource with many social and utility benefits. For more data, view the CEE Annual Industry Report.

About the CEE Annual Industry Report
Begun in 2006, the Annual Industry Report shows the momentum of the energy efficiency industry by measuring program size and impact. In addition to surveying all Consortium membership, and working with the American Gas Association, the survey aggregates data from more than 200 additional utility and non-utility program administrators to achieve the most holistic data picture.

About CEE
CEE is an award-winning consortium of efficiency program administrators from the United States and Canada. Members work to unify program approaches across jurisdictions to increase the success of efficiency in markets. By joining forces at CEE, individual electric and gas efficiency programs are able to partner not only with each other, but also with other industries, 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.

 

About CEE
CEE is an award-winning consortium of efficiency program administrators from the United States and Canada. Members work to unify program approaches across jurisdictions to increase the success of efficiency in markets. By joining forces at CEE, individual electric and gas efficiency programs are able to partner not only with each other, but also with other industries, 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.

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