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 StandardIndiana: Energy ResourcesInvestor-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 StandardMaryland: Energy ResourcesUtilityYes
Energy Efficiency First Fuel Requirement (Gas and Electric) (Massachusetts)Energy Efficiency Resource StandardMassachusetts: Energy ResourcesInvestor-Owned Utility
Utility
Yes
Energy Efficiency Goal (Texas)Energy Efficiency Resource StandardTexas: Energy ResourcesInvestor-Owned UtilityGround Source Heat Pumps
Solar Water Heat
Yes
Energy Efficiency GoalsEnergy Efficiency Resource StandardMissouri: Energy ResourcesInvestor-Owned Utility
Utility
Unspecified technologiesYes
Energy Efficiency Goals (Florida)Energy Efficiency Resource StandardFlorida: Energy ResourcesInvestor-Owned Utility
Rural Electric Cooperative
Utility
Unspecified technologiesYes
Energy Efficiency Portfolio Standard (Hawaii)Energy Efficiency Resource StandardHawaii: Energy ResourcesInvestor-Owned Utility
Rural Electric Cooperative
Heat pumps
CHP/Cogeneration
Solar Water Heat
Yes
Energy Efficiency Portfolio Standard (New York)Energy Efficiency Resource StandardNew York: Energy ResourcesInvestor-Owned UtilityYes
Energy Efficiency Portfolio Standard (Ohio)Energy Efficiency Resource StandardOhio: Energy ResourcesInvestor-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 StandardVirginia: Energy ResourcesInvestor-Owned UtilityYes
Energy Efficiency Resource Standard (California)Energy Efficiency Resource StandardCalifornia: Energy ResourcesInvestor-Owned UtilityCustom/Others pending approvalYes
Energy Efficiency Resource Standard (Colorado)Energy Efficiency Resource StandardColorado: Energy ResourcesInvestor-Owned UtilityCustom/Others pending approvalYes
Energy Efficiency Resource Standard (Minnesota)Energy Efficiency Resource StandardMinnesota: Energy ResourcesInvestor-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 Mexico: Energy ResourcesInvestor-Owned UtilityCustom/Others pending approvalYes
Energy Efficiency Resource Standard (Rhode Island)Energy Efficiency Resource StandardRhode Island: Energy ResourcesInvestor-Owned Utility
Utility
Yes
Energy Efficiency Resource Standard (Washington)Energy Efficiency Resource StandardWashington: Energy ResourcesInvestor-Owned Utility
Municipal Utility
Rural Electric Cooperative
Custom/Others pending approvalYes
Energy Efficiency Resource Standards (Delaware)Energy Efficiency Resource StandardDelaware: Energy ResourcesInvestor-Owned Utility
Municipal Utility
Rural Electric Cooperative
Unspecified technologiesYes
Energy Efficiency Standard (Illinois)Energy Efficiency Resource StandardIllinois: Energy ResourcesInvestor-Owned Utility
Retail Supplier
Custom/Others pending approvalYes
Energy Efficiency Standard (Iowa)Energy Efficiency Resource StandardIowa: Energy ResourcesInvestor-Owned Utility
Municipal Utility
Retail Supplier
Rural Electric Cooperative
Utility
Custom/Others pending approvalYes
Energy Efficiency Standard for Focus on EnergyEnergy Efficiency Resource StandardWisconsin: Energy ResourcesInvestor-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 StandardArizona: Energy ResourcesInvestor-Owned Utility
Rural Electric Cooperative
Custom/Others pending approvalYes
Energy Efficiency Targets (Arkansas)Energy Efficiency Resource StandardArkansas: Energy ResourcesInvestor-Owned UtilityYes
Energy Efficiency Targets (Maine)Energy Efficiency Resource StandardMaine: Energy ResourcesUtilityYes
Energy Efficiency and Conservation Requirements for Utilities (Pennsylvania)Energy Efficiency Resource StandardPennsylvania: Energy ResourcesInvestor-Owned UtilityUnspecified technologies
Ground Source Heat Pumps
Photovoltaics
Solar Space Heat
Solar Water Heat
Yes
Energy Optimization StandardEnergy Efficiency Resource StandardMichigan: Energy ResourcesInvestor-Owned Utility
Retail Supplier
Custom/Others pending approvalYes
Energy Reduction Goals (Vermont)Energy Efficiency Resource StandardVermont: Energy ResourcesInvestor-Owned Utility
Municipal Utility
Rural Electric Cooperative
Custom/Others pending approvalYes
Renewable Portfolio Standards - Energy Efficiency Component (Connecticut)Energy Efficiency Resource StandardConnecticut: Energy ResourcesInvestor-Owned Utility
Municipal Utility
Retail Supplier
Yes

References

  1. DSIRE Glossary