This International Energy Agency's Demand-Side Management (DSM) Programme was charged with studying issues surrounding the integration of energy efficiency, distributed generation, renewable energy resources and energy storage technologies—both locally and globally—to maximize the value of the r
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To align utilities and consumers’ interests, this report presents three incentive methods that have emerged to foster energy efficiency: shared savings, bonus return on equity, and energy service company. A fourth incentive method, virtual power plant, is being proposed by Duke Energy.
In addition to the four major utilities that provide most of the electrical power in Germany, there are 700 local utilities, mostly municipal power companies.
This paper examines the ways different European Union (EU) member states, including the United Kingdom, Italy, France, Denmark and Belgium, have implemented energy supplier obligations and white certificate programs and how different designs have impacted the results.
This report examines the findings of the U.S.
This paper describes how California (CA)'s investor-owned utilities (IOUs) promoted emerging technologies from 1997 to 2000 to increase energy efficiency in the buildings sector.
This paper attempts to answer the following questions: What is new about the recent raft of white certificate energy efficiency schemes and is there anything that makes them more effective than the older approaches?
This resource presents demand response (DR) potential results from top-performing programs in the United States and Canada, as well as a DR potential survey instrument for residential direct load control programs. It also summarizes computer modelling approaches to estimating DR potential.
This website hosts Energy Star; a labelling program begun in the United States by the U.S.
The document sets out the equations necessary to calculate the star rating index for appliances that carry an energy label in Australia. Equations for new air conditioner and refrigerator algorithms from April 2010 are included.