Driving Ratepayer-Funded Efficiency through Regulatory Policies Working Group
The Driving Ratepayer-Funded Efficiency through Regulatory Policies Working Group provides assistance and tools to policy makers and other stakeholders with roles in the relevant oversight forums on potential solutions for motivating utilities to lead to significantly increased energy efficiency. Learn more about Ratepayer-Funded Efficiency through Regulatory Policy.
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This report lays the groundwork for a dialogue to explore regulatory and policy mechanisms for ensuring that efficiency financing initiatives provide value for society and protection for consumers. Featuring case studies of Connecticut, New York, Massachusetts, California, and Maryland, Making it Count explores emerging questions that jurisdictions will need to answer when considering an increased reliance on financing, including:
Can financing be placed in a regulatory context that preserves accountability while providing sufficient flexibility to program administrators and customers?
Can the tools that have been used to screen traditional energy efficiency programs for cost-effectiveness and assess potential savings and impacts be adapted in ways that make them work for energy efficiency financing programs?
The California Legislature asked the California Alternative Energy and Advanced Transportation Financing Authority (CAEATFA), in consultation with the California Public Utilities Commission, to work with stakeholders to develop criteria for a comparative assessment of energy efficiency financing programs available in California, including PACE and on bill financing. We found Making It Count: Case Studies in Evaluating Energy Efficiency Financing Programs to be directly onpoint to the work CAEATFA's been tasked to complete and very meaningful to the policy issues at hand.
Energy efficiency collaboratives vary greatly and are typically designed for a specific jurisdiction, making them hard to compare side by side. This guide seeks to highlight a few common elements and draw conclusions on the overall effectiveness of specific characteristics of collaboratives.