Deadline: Oct. 5, 2012
The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) is accepting nominations for its 3rd National Review of Exemplary Energy Efficiency Programs.
The review recognizes and profiles America’s leading utility sector energy-efficiency programs. ACEEE seeks exemplary programs across the full spectrum of customers and program types for both electric and natural gas customers. With the most recent national review completed in 2008, it’s time for a new look at the best utility-sector energy efficiency programs.
An expert panel will review and assess nominated programs to select the most noteworthy and successful programs-those that embody best practices, deliver proven energy savings cost-effectively, and provide high value to customers. ACEEE will award these programs a “Certificate of Recognition” and feature them in the council’s compendium of program profiles to be published in spring of 2013.
ACEEE is looking for leading examples of energy-efficiency programs for all types of customers (residential, commercial, industrial, agricultural) and end-uses. The only constraint is that they must be “utility sector” energy-efficiency programs—funded by customers through utility rates, public benefits charges, or other similar utility revenue mechanisms. The programs may be administered by utilities, government agencies or “third party” independent administrators. Both electric and natural gas programs are eligible. Programs recognized in ACEEE’s 2003 and 2008 reviews are eligible for this new review. In these cases, program data and results must be updated to reflect the latest information available.