Maintaining Strong Utility Energy Efficiency Programs Beyond 2018: Challenges and Prospects in the Southwest
August 11, 2018
Electric utilities in the Southwest (AZ, CO, NM, NV and UT) have significantly ramped up their energy efficiency programs in the past decade. Some utilities in the region are achieving first year energy savings of 1.5 percent or retail sales or greater. Some factors call into question the ability to sustain this level of energy savings beyond 2018, while utilities are also implementing innovative technologies and program strategies to maintain or possibly increase energy savings.