Electric Efficiency Standard (Indiana)

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Rules Regulations Policies Program

Place Indiana
Name Electric Efficiency Standard
Incentive Type Energy Efficiency Resource Standard
Applicable Sector Investor-Owned Utility, Retail Supplier
Eligible Technologies 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, Electricity Demand-Side Reduction Measures, LED Lighting
Active Incentive Yes
Implementing Sector State/Territory
Energy Category Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs

Electric Sales Reduction 0.3% GWh reduction of 2009 energy sales for 2010

Annual requirements increase to 2.0% reduction of prior year's energy sales by 2019

Website http://www.in.gov/iurc/2571.htm
Date added to DSIRE 2010-12-15
Last DSIRE Review 2012-10-30
Last Substantive Modification
to Summary by DSIRE

References DSIRE[1]


In December 2009, the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission's (IURC) ordered utilities to establish demand-side management (DSM) electric savings goals leading to 2.0% reduction of electricity sales by the year 2019. Utilities under IURC jurisdiction must file three-year DSM plans, beginning in July of 2010, which indicate progress and plans for reaching the annual incremental electricity savings targets.

Electricity Sales Reduction The IURC established an electricity savings goal of incremental annual sales reduction over the previous three year average electricity sales. Each year's benchmark is set by the preceding three year average electricity consumption, beginning July 1 of that year. After obtaining 2.0% reduction by the year 2019, the electricity sales reduction percentage holds at 2.0% for every year thereafter.

Calendar Year Electric Sales Reduction
2010 0.3%
2011 0.5%
2012 0.7%
2013 0.9%
2014 1.1%
2015 1.3%
2016 1.5%
2017 1.7%
2018 1.9%
2019 2.0%

Non-Compliance Demand-side management plans shall be filed on July 1 in 2010, 2013, 2016, and 2019, with annual supplemental updates in the interim periods. Utilities that do not meet the electricity reduction goals must demonstrate to the IURC how they plan to alter or add programs to increase savings. DSM Programs

In July 2011, IURC selected a third party administrator (July 2011 Order) to administer, evaluate, measure, and verify the core DSM programs. Separately, the 2009 ruling identified five core programs that utilities must provide. Programs are funded using a DSM and Energy Efficiency Program Cost Rider. Utilities are free to develop and administer other DSM programs, but must provide the five core programs:

In 2012, utilities, the Indiana Office of Utility Consumer Counselor, and the Citizens Action Coalition collaborated to form Energizing Indiana in order to administer the core efficiency programs for participating utilities. Some utilities administer their own efficiency programs either in addition to or separate from the Energizing Indiana programs.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Bradley Borum
Department Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission
Address E303
Address 2 Indiana Government Center South
Place Indianapolis, Indiana
Zip/Postal Code 46204
Phone (317) 232-2304

Email bborum@urc.in.gov

Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)

Authority 1: IURC Cause No. 42693
Date Effective 2009-12-09
Date Enacted 2009-12-09

  • Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1  "Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE)"