Publications

09.20.12 | 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...
09.20.12 | A Policy White Paper in Support of the Midwestern Governors Association Energy and Climate Change Platform. Have recent studies of energy efficiency potential in the Midwest underestimated our efficiency resource? This paper reviews the results from...
09.20.12 | By 2012 Iowa Association of Municipal Utilities members could save 58.5 gigawatt hours (GWh) of electric energy per year, reduce peak electric demand by 14.5 megawatts (MW), and save 869,000 therms of natural gas/propane per year through cost-...
09.20.12 | 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...
09.20.12 | Technical analysis of options for investment in energy efficiency and customer-sited renewable energy as an alternative to electric generation and natural gas usage prepared on behalf of the Governor's Task Force on Energy Efficiency and Renewables.

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Our study approach generally includes estimating technical, economic and achievable potential for efficiency savings in both natural gas and electricity markets. We apply a transparent modeling approach that allows for straightforward sensitivity analysis of the impacts of changes to key parameters and also includes analysis of behavior-based potential to reduce energy waste.

Peoples Gas and North Shore Gas
In 2012/2013 we identified natural gas efficiency potential for all customer sectors in the Chicago area. Customer account data was used to draw our sample and we conducted interviews and site visits to assess current use and identify savings opportunities and potential. Energy efficiency and demand response potential for Iowa municipal utilities.

Iowa Association of Municipal Utilities
We conducted an empirical assessment of energy efficiency and demand response potential. We evaluated more than 500 unique energy efficiency and demand response measures across the residential, commercial, and industrial sectors.

Wisconsin energy efficiency and renewable energy potential studies
We investigated the achievable potential for energy efficiency and renewable energy which led to the approval of increases in the level of public benefits funds committed to energy efficiency and customer-sited renewable energy in 2006 and in 2010.