Supporting the SEE Action Network

The Potential 

  • Industrial energy efficiency programs are very cost-effective. In 2012, the average cost 
    of saved energy for industrial programs was just $0.030 per kilowatt hour (kWh) – 
    nearly one cent lower than the aggregate average energy efficiency program cost of $0.038/kWh*
     
    * Aden et al. (2013) based on EIA 2012 DSM, energy efficiency and load management programs data for more than 1,000 utilities.
    ** ACEEE
    *** CCAP

In 2014, IIP authored an influential guide for the State and Local Energy Efficiency (SEE) Action Network, a state and local-led effort facilitated by the US Department of Energy and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The guide explores successful industrial energy efficiency programs in the US and provides insights into the special requirements of industrial customers.

The guide, Industrial Energy Efficiency: Designing Effective State Programs for the Industrial Sector, was launched in March 2014 and IIP delivered a number of webinars and presentations, and disseminated a suite of communications to share its findings. 

As a part of the next phase of this project, IIP is developing a series of white papers that explore other issues related to industrial energy efficiency programs – such as how industrial companies have benefited from state and ratepayer efficiency programs, how industrial companies respond to different program offerings, how much additional energy efficiency gains industrial companies typically acquire through program participation versus a no-program scenario, and the systems benefits and price suppression effects from a reduction in industrial energy demand. 

“The SEE Action Guide is an excellent resource. The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) regularly refers to the guide and the SEE Action Network contacts to aid program delivery and improvement. Most recently, the guide and contacts have been used while NYSERDA conducted an ongoing Corporate Strategy Assessment and worked with the New York State Public Service Commission to develop a new Clean Energy Fund to help replace our Energy Efficiency Portfolio Standard.” 

– Brian Platt, New York State Energy Research and Development Authority 
 
Reports
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Cross sectoral, Policy, Technologies and Measures, Energy management

In order to increase industrial customer participation levels in energy efficiency (EE) programs, which often suffer from low participation rates, successful utilities and program administrators have adopted program designs that better meet the...

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Cross sectoral, Policy, Energy management

This report, published by the U.S. SEE Action Network, lays a compelling case for industry participation in state-wide industrial energy efficiency (IEE) programs in the United States. The report provides information and case studies about...

Presentations and Webinars
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Cross sectoral, Policy, Energy management

Hosted by IIP and the SEE Action Network in partnership with the Clean Energy Solutions Center (CESC), this webinar looked at industrial program design across the United States, what has worked well, and what more can be done to improve the outcomes...

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Cross sectoral, Policy, Energy management

An increasing amount of attention is being given to Demand Reduction Induced Price Effects (DRIPE) as a benefit of energy efficiency and demand response programs. DRIPE refers to the effects on energy prices resulting from decreased demand. Although...

The mission of the Energy Department is to ensure America’s security and prosperity by addressing its energy, environmental and nuclear challenges through transformative science and technology solutio

The State and Local Energy Efficiency Action Network (SEE Action) offers resources, discussion forums, and technical assistance to state and local decision makers as they provide low-cost, reliable en