Digital publications


Energy Efficiency and Customer-Sited Renewable Resource Potential in Wisconsin for the Years 2012 and 2018 (Wisconsin Potential Study)

2009 | This technical and policy analysis was performed to determine the amount of energy use that can be displaced through efficiency programs and other initiatives. Prepared on behalf of the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin to inform program goals, priorities and funding levels. MORE


Energy Efficiency Guidebook for Public Power Communities

2009 | The Energy Efficiency Guidebook is a comprehensive resource for community-owned electric and gas utilities. Funded by the Energy Foundation, the guidebook serves as a roadmap for energy efficiency program planning and provides step-by-step recommendations for program design, implementation,... MORE


Uncertainty, real options, and industrial energy efficiency decisions (paper and presentation)

2009 | The Energy Center's Research Director Steven Kihm presented a paper on the use of real options in industrial energy efficiency decision-making at the 2009 ACEEE summer study on energy efficiency in industry conference in Niagra Falls, New York. The paper was co-authored by Claire Cowan. MORE


Indiana electric DSM investigation: phase II report

2009 | The Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission completed a three-year investigation into electric demand-side management with an order requiring its electric utilities to create energy efficiency programs that will achieve annual energy savings that equal 2 percent of retail electric sales within... MORE


Field Study of Exterior Duct Leakage in New Wisconsin Homes

2008 | This report summarizes a field study of exterior duct leakage in 19 new Wisconsin homes. The goals of the study were to quantify duct leakage in homes with exterior duct runs and to compare several methods for assessing duct leakage. MORE


Farm Digester Progress in Wisconsin (part 1 of 2, BioCycle, November 2008)

2008 | This article by Joe Kramer and Larry Krom describes the Wisconsin Agricultural Biogas Casebook. MORE


Least-Cost Paths to Energy Independence at a Midwestern University

2008 | This paper identifies and analyzes several approaches and combinations of technologies to determine the best path for achieving energy independence at a Midwestern college. MORE


Central Air Conditioning in Wisconsin: A Compilation of Recent Field Research

2008 | Central air conditioning is an important and fast-growing electrical load among Wisconsin households. This report compiles key findings from several recent research efforts to better understand the nature of central air conditioning electricity use in Wisconsin and explore the opportunities... MORE


Behavior Change for the Climate: Is the Public Thinking What We’re Thinking?

2008 | Presented by Ingo Bensch at the Behavior, Energy & Climate Change Conference, Sacramento, California, November 19, 2008. MORE


Campus Energy Independence: University of Wisconsin River Falls

2008 | In 2006, UW-River Falls was selected as one of four Wisconsin college campuses to participate in a pilot program to achieve energy independence by 2012. The Energy Center identified and analyzed the options for UW-River Falls to achieve this goal. About the study A university campus... MORE