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Energy Efficiency And Demand-Response: Tools To Address Texas’ Reliability Challenges: Summary

May 11, 2023

Texas policymakers could tackle spiking summer and winter power demands while reducing—not raising—overall costs to households and businesses, according to a new report. Incentivizing energy-saving upgrades in homes and commercial buildings and rewarding electric customers for voluntarily shifting some of their energy use to off-peak hours would reduce peak electrical demand and improve grid reliability at a far lower cost than building proposed new, subsidized power plants. Individual households would see average monthly net savings of about $13 on their electric bills.

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