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Aligning Utility Interests with Energy Efficiency Objectives: A Review of Recent Efforts at Decoupling and Performance Incentives

Sources:

American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy

Authors:

Kushler

Martin

York

Dan

Witte

Patti

Date:

1 October 2006

This report looks at the impacts of two regulatory approaches to incorporate energy efficiency programs into utility portfolios without negatively impacting utility revenues and earnings. The first is “decoupling” of utility revenues from energy efficiency programs, and the second is the provision of shareholder “performance incentives.”