Energy Efficiency Resource Standard

From Open Energy Information

Energy efficiency resource standards (EERS) are state policies that require utilities to meet specific targets for energy savings according to a set schedule. EERS policies establish separate reduction targets for electricity sales, peak electric demand and/or natural gas consumption. In most cases, utilities must achieve energy savings by developing demand-side management (DSM) programs, which typically provide financial incentives to customers to install energy-efficient equipment. An EERS policy is sometimes coupled with a state’s renewables portfolio standard (RPS). In these cases, energy efficiency is typically included as a lower-tier resource. [1]


Energy Efficiency Resource Standard Incentives

IncentiveIncentive TypePlaceApplicable SectorEligible TechnologiesActive
Electric Efficiency Standard (Indiana)Energy Efficiency Resource StandardIndianaInvestor-Owned Utility
Retail Supplier
Boilers
Central Air conditioners
Chillers
Custom/Others pending approval
Dishwasher
Heat pumps
Lighting
Lighting Controls/Sensors
Motor VFDs
Refrigerators
Roofs
LED Exit Signs
Commercial Refrigeration Equipment
Food Service Equipment
Room Air Conditioners
Yes
Empower Maryland Efficiency Act (Maryland)Energy Efficiency Resource StandardMarylandUtilityYes
Energy Efficiency First Fuel Requirement (Gas and Electric) (Massachusetts)Energy Efficiency Resource StandardMassachusettsInvestor-Owned Utility
Utility
Yes
Energy Efficiency Goal (Texas)Energy Efficiency Resource StandardTexasInvestor-Owned UtilityGround Source Heat Pumps
Solar Water Heat
Yes
Energy Efficiency GoalsEnergy Efficiency Resource StandardMissouriInvestor-Owned Utility
Utility
Unspecified technologiesYes
Energy Efficiency Goals (Florida)Energy Efficiency Resource StandardFloridaInvestor-Owned Utility
Rural Electric Cooperative
Utility
Unspecified technologiesYes
Energy Efficiency Portfolio Standard (Hawaii)Energy Efficiency Resource StandardHawaiiInvestor-Owned Utility
Rural Electric Cooperative
Heat pumps
CHP/Cogeneration
Solar Water Heat
Yes
Energy Efficiency Portfolio Standard (New York)Energy Efficiency Resource StandardNew YorkInvestor-Owned UtilityYes
Energy Efficiency Portfolio Standard (Ohio)Energy Efficiency Resource StandardOhioInvestor-Owned Utility
Retail Supplier
Custom/Others pending approval
Heat recovery
CHP/Cogeneration
Other Distributed Generation Technologies
Yes
Energy Efficiency Resource Goal (Virginia)Energy Efficiency Resource StandardVirginiaInvestor-Owned UtilityYes
Energy Efficiency Resource Standard (California)Energy Efficiency Resource StandardCaliforniaInvestor-Owned UtilityCustom/Others pending approvalYes
Energy Efficiency Resource Standard (Colorado)Energy Efficiency Resource StandardColoradoInvestor-Owned UtilityCustom/Others pending approvalYes
Energy Efficiency Resource Standard (Minnesota)Energy Efficiency Resource StandardMinnesotaInvestor-Owned Utility
Retail Supplier
Custom/Others pending approval
Heat recovery
CHP/Cogeneration
Unspecified technologies
Yes
Energy Efficiency Resource Standard (New Mexico)Energy Efficiency Resource StandardNew MexicoInvestor-Owned UtilityCustom/Others pending approvalYes
Energy Efficiency Resource Standard (Rhode Island)Energy Efficiency Resource StandardRhode IslandInvestor-Owned Utility
Utility
Yes
Energy Efficiency Resource Standard (Washington)Energy Efficiency Resource StandardWashingtonInvestor-Owned Utility
Municipal Utility
Rural Electric Cooperative
Custom/Others pending approvalYes
Energy Efficiency Resource Standards (Delaware)Energy Efficiency Resource StandardDelawareInvestor-Owned Utility
Municipal Utility
Rural Electric Cooperative
Unspecified technologiesYes
Energy Efficiency Standard (Illinois)Energy Efficiency Resource StandardIllinoisInvestor-Owned Utility
Retail Supplier
Custom/Others pending approvalYes
Energy Efficiency Standard (Iowa)Energy Efficiency Resource StandardIowaInvestor-Owned Utility
Municipal Utility
Retail Supplier
Rural Electric Cooperative
Utility
Custom/Others pending approvalYes
Energy Efficiency Standard for Focus on EnergyEnergy Efficiency Resource StandardWisconsinInvestor-Owned Utility
Utility
Custom/Others pending approval
Anaerobic Digestion
Biomass
Geothermal Electric
Ground Source Heat Pumps
Landfill Gas
Photovoltaics
Solar Thermal Electric
Solar Water Heat
Wind
Yes
Energy Efficiency Standards (Arizona)Energy Efficiency Resource StandardArizonaInvestor-Owned Utility
Rural Electric Cooperative
Custom/Others pending approvalYes
Energy Efficiency Targets (Arkansas)Energy Efficiency Resource StandardArkansasInvestor-Owned UtilityYes
Energy Efficiency Targets (Maine)Energy Efficiency Resource StandardMaineUtilityYes
Energy Efficiency and Conservation Requirements for Utilities (Pennsylvania)Energy Efficiency Resource StandardPennsylvaniaInvestor-Owned UtilityUnspecified technologies
Ground Source Heat Pumps
Photovoltaics
Solar Space Heat
Solar Water Heat
Yes
Energy Optimization StandardEnergy Efficiency Resource StandardMichiganInvestor-Owned Utility
Retail Supplier
Custom/Others pending approvalYes
Energy Reduction Goals (Vermont)Energy Efficiency Resource StandardVermontInvestor-Owned Utility
Municipal Utility
Rural Electric Cooperative
Custom/Others pending approvalYes
Renewable Portfolio Standards - Energy Efficiency Component (Connecticut)Energy Efficiency Resource StandardConnecticutInvestor-Owned Utility
Municipal Utility
Retail Supplier
Yes

References

  1. DSIRE Glossary