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Turn-Key Demand-side Management (DSM) Lighting Home

Photo of a forklift located in a well-lit warehouse. The photo represents the use of efficient and appropriate lighting at an industrial establishment.

Energy efficiency is a key strategy for electric utilities to help their industrial and manufacturing energy consumers reduce energy use and save money in the process. More than 6% of all electricity in the industrial manufacturing sector1 and nearly 38% of commercial sector electricity2 is consumed by lighting. Significant reductions to electricity supply costs can be realized by focusing on reducing the lighting demand created by industrial and large commercial customers. The U.S. Department of Energy's Industrial Technologies Program (ITP) is interested in helping utilities reduce industrial demand on electrical systems, thereby saving energy in the process. To aid in that effort, ITP has developed the Turn-key Demand-side Management (DSM) Web site for Lighting.

The Turn-key DSM Lighting Web site is an online tool developed by ITP to assist small- and medium-sized utilities in developing a lighting incentive program for industrial customers. The Turn-key DSM Lighting Web site will lead the utility manager though the steps necessary to develop a DSM incentive program focused on reducing energy consumption and demand by upgrading lighting equipment. Once the utility manager works through these steps, he or she should have a full understanding of the business case for developing a lighting incentive program, along with the elements necessary for successful program implementation.

Image of a blue arrow with the text "Get Started: How to Establish a Lighting Incentive Program," representing a link back to the Web page summarizing the Turn-Key DSM Lighting process steps.

 


1 EIA, 2006 MECS, Table 5.8, End Uses of Fuel Consumption, March 2010. http://www.eia.doe.gov/emeu/mecs/mecs2006/pdf/Table5_8.pdf.

2 EIA, 2003 CBECS, Table E3. Electricity Consumption (Btu) by End Use for Non-Mall Buildings, September 2008. http://www.eia.doe.gov/emeu/cbecs/cbecs2003/detailed_tables_2003/2003set19/2003pdf/e03.pdf.