Driving Ratepayer-Funded Efficiency through Regulatory Policies Working Group

Co-Chairs:

Jennifer Easler, Iowa Office of Consumer Advocate

Robert Kenney, Missouri Public Service Commission

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The Driving Ratepayer-Funded Efficiency through Regulatory Policies Working Group leads the State and Local Energy Efficiency Action Network's (SEE Action) efforts to increase investments in energy efficiency through ratepayer-funded energy efficiency programs.

To do this, the Driving Ratepayer-Funded Efficiency through Regulatory Policies Working Group provides assistance and tools to regulators and policymakers with roles in the relevant oversight forums to identify and implement a range of potential solutions to the challenges of creating utility motivations that will lead to a significant increase in energy efficiency.

The Driving Ratepayer-Funded Efficiency through Regulatory Policies Working Group developed an executive summary blueprint containing key messages, recommendations, and links to resources on a suite of utility motivational approaches, including: regulatory rules and structures, performance-based ratemaking, cost-recovery mechanisms, efficiency goals and targets, the throughput incentive, financial or other performance incentives, and use of a third-party program administrator to supplement or replace utility delivery of energy efficiency.

Working Group Goals

The Driving Ratepayer-Funded Efficiency through Regulatory Policies Working Group has set these goals:

  • First 12 months: Five additional states implementing policies that motivate utilities to support energy efficiency initiatives that target all cost-effective energy efficiency.
  • Intermediate: Intermediate goal to be determined within first 12 months.
  • Long term: All states implementing policies that motivate utilities to support energy efficiency initiatives that target all cost-effective energy efficiency.

Working Group Scope

The scope of activities of the Driving Ratepayer-Funded Efficiency through Regulatory Policies Working Group includes:

Priority Solutions and Actions

To achieve its goals, the Driving Ratepayer-Funded Efficiency through Regulatory Policies Working Group is developing informational resources, offering considerations and recommendations, and providing technical assistance to regulators and policymakers on the following topics:

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Key Resources »

Regulatory Policy Exercises

Working Group Documents