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Utility Demand-Side Program Efforts May Leave Millions on the Table

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Jun 6, 2016

At ICF, part of the bottom line is making sure our clients are achieving their ambitious goals cost effectively and in ways that are sustainable for the future of their organizations and communities. It’s one of the many reasons ICF is a trusted source of guidance for our industry clients looking to make a meaningful and lasting impact on the world.

According to the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE), gas and electric utilities spent more than $7 billion on energy efficiency programs in 2014. By optimizing portfolios during the planning and design phase, utilities can find ways to significantly reduce their spending to meet energy efficiency goals or increase energy efficiency savings for their customers.

In this paper, ICF’s energy efficiency and market experts outline a demand-side management (DSM) optimization framework that has also been applied to evaluate distributed energy resources (DER) for even greater savings.

Download the paper for an analysis that uncovers how new tools and optimization methodologies can save utilities up to 40 percent on their annual energy efficiency spending.