The Utility Energy Efficiency Scorecard

February 13, 2020


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This second edition of the Utility Energy Efficiency Scorecard assesses the 52 largest US electric utilities across a range of energy efficiency metrics. The metrics fall into three categories critical to utility-sector efficiency: (1) energy efficiency program performance, (2) program offerings and portfolio comprehensiveness, and (3) enabling mechanisms for efficiency. Eversource MA and National Grid MA both performed best, tying for the top spot. The other top 10 utilities include San Diego Gas & and Electric, Commonwealth Edison, Baltimore Gas & Electric, Pacific Gas & Electric, Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, DTE, Portland General Electric, and Eversource CT. Since the previous edition, utilities have dramatically ramped up energy savings, increased their focus on helping low-income communities save energy, and begun to invest in promoting electric vehicles. The Scorecard gives utilities, regulators, and other stakeholders benchmarking data and a roadmap they can use to track performance and strengthen utility-sector energy efficiency.

Data Sharing Tool

For the first time, readers looking to access the report’s data can do so via ACEEE’s public Tableau dashboard. The dashboard allows you to create charts and maps for your own purposes and to access the underlying data set.

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Technical assistance

ACEEE offers follow-up technical assistance to utilities looking to improve their energy efficiency performance. Depending on your needs, we can help with a gap analysis of opportunities to scale energy efficiency, research related to specific metrics in the Scorecard, working sessions with your efficiency team, and other aspects of efficiency programs and policies. For more information, please reach out to Rachel Gold at

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