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.
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.