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Summary of Ratepayer-Funded Electric Efficiency Impacts, Budgets, and Expenditures
Adam Cooper, Lisa Wood

This IEE report focuses on U.S. electric efficiency results based on information from 195 organizations – 172 electric and combined utilities, 10 non-utility energy efficiency (EE) administrators, and 13 organizations that declined to release their data at the organizational level.

In mid-2011 the Consortium for Energy Efficiency (CEE), in coordination with the Institute for Electric Efficiency (IEE) and the American Gas Association (AGA), collected industry-wide data on ratepayer-funded energy impacts, expenditures, and budgets for energy efficiency programs from utility and non-utility administrators in the U.S. and Canada.

* U.S. ratepayer-funded electric efficiency budgets totaled over $6.8 billion in 2011, a 25 percent increase from 2010 levels.
* Electric utilities are by far the largest providers of EE in the U.S., with utility budgets comprising 84 percent of the total ratepayer-funded electric efficiency budget nationwide.

This information was submitted by Jeremy Laundergan, Director, Utility Services Consulting, EnerNex, jlaundergan@enernex.com on 01/18/2012.

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The Edison Foundation - Institute for Electric Efficiency