Many low- and moderate-income customers are unlikely to reap the benefits of energy efficiency without help from utility low-income energy efficiency programs. This report provides an update to our 2017 report Low-Income Energy Efficiency Programs: A Baseline Assessment of Programs Serving the 51 Largest Cities. Using the most current data we have from our 2021 City Scorecard, this new baseline assessment benchmarks utility low-income energy efficiency programs based on their program spending, savings, customers served, and equity goals.
Download the utility data used in the report here. (For more information on this spreadsheet, please contact Diana Morales.)
Updated December 2022: Figures 4 and 5 and associated metrics in the report have been updated to reflect data provided to ACEEE by a dual fuel utility.
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Morales, D., and S. Nadel. 2022. Meeting the Challenge: A Review of Energy Efficiency Program Offerings for Low-Income Households. Washington, DC: American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy. www.aceeee.org/research-report/u2205.