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Energy Efficiency in the Southeast

Energy Efficiency in the Southeast

Full Title: Energy Efficiency in the Southeast
Author(s): Forest Bradley-Wright
Publisher(s): Southern Alliance for Clean Energy (SACE)
Publication Date: March 20, 2023
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Description (excerpt):

Energy efficiency is a proven low-cost clean energy resource, but Southeastern utilities and regulators continue to underinvest and deprioritize it. As a result, households in many Southeastern states have some of the highest electricity usage and monthly energy bills in the nation. The fifth annual “Energy Efficiency in the Southeast” report examines the connection between energy efficiency and utility integrated resource planning, and the impacts that new federal investments will have on energy efficiency deployment in the region.

This year’s “Energy Efficiency in the Southeast” report documents recent policy developments and trends in electric utility efficiency data from 2021. Utility energy efficiency programs are scored primarily on the basis of energy saved in 2021 as a percentage of the utility’s total electricity sales. Projected utility spending data in this report is used specifically for comparison to projected new federal spending on efficiency. All other comparisons of utility energy efficiency program performance are based on the primary metric of percentage annual electric savings described above. Additional policy context is then added along with comparisons to state, regional, and national averages that highlight recent trends. The appendices include data for each of the utilities that fall within the scope of this report.

All statements and/or propositions in discussion prompts are meant exclusively to stimulate discussion and do not represent the views of, its Partners, Topic Directors or Experts, nor of any individual or organization. Comments by and opinions of Expert participants are their own.

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