​Description

Federal minimum efficiency standards have been changing rapidly over the last several years and a flurry of additional changes are expected by 2017. Such standards prevent the sale of products not meeting efficiency requirements, and provide the baseline for measuring the savings from utility rebate programs. This TechSurveillance article explains the impact of changing standards on rebate programs.

Value to Electric Cooperatives

Diminishing savings may necessitate rebate programs to be modified or discontinued altogether, and for co-ops to find alternative means of replacing lost savings. This article provides recommendations for managers of energy efficiency programs for assessing changes in the energy savings from current or planned rebate program offerings.

Audience

Operations, Engineering, Member Services, Key Accounts

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