Energy Efficiency

As consumer-owned, not-for-profit utilities accountable to their members, cooperatives have traditionally promoted energy efficiency and demand-side management (DSM) as a means to keep members’ bills low. Now, many cooperatives also see increasing efficiencies on both sides of the meter as key to addressing the challenge of growing demand and rising costs.

  • Cooperatives have 10 percent of retail electricity sales but are responsible for 20 percent of actual peak reduction (Energy Information Administration).
  • According to a 2011 Federal Energy Regulatory Commission survey, more than 21 percent of customers enrolled in a demand response program are co-op members.
  • 750 Touchstone Energy® Cooperatives members are participating in the only national utility-sponsored campaign to promote energy efficiency,

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collapse Category : Beneficial Electrification ‎(8)
dawnofemissionsefficiencykdenniselectricityjournalaugust2016.pdfBeneficial Electrification article: The dawn of 'emissions efficiency' (Electricity Journal) - August 2016
tsbecasestudycookingequipmentnov2017.pdfBeneficial Electrification for C&I Case Study:  Cooking Equipment
ts_rock.pdfBeneficial Electrification for C&I Case Study: Rock Crushing Equipment (Oct 2017)
tsbeneficialelectrificationforkliftssept2017.pdfC&I Case Study in Beneficial Electrification: Forklifts
tsprogramsforelectricwaterheatersjan2017.pdfConsumer-Centric Programs that Promote Electrification: Leasing Water Heaters and Other Strategies to  Meet Consumer Needs with Electric Water Heaters
EnvironmentallyBeneficialElectrification-_Electricity-Journal.pdfEnvironmentally Beneficial Electrification (Electricity Journal)
beneficial_electrification_article_summary__nov_2015.pdfEnvironmentally Beneficial Electrification: Electricity as the End-Use Option
Member-Advisory-Request-for-BE-Comm-and-Indust-examples.pdfMember Advisory: NRECA Seeks Examples of Beneficial Electrification with C&I  - June 2017
collapse Category : Community Storage ‎(3)
Community-Storage-Public-Utilities-Fortnightly.pdfCommunity Storage – Coming to a Home Near You (Public Utilities Fortnightly)
tscommunitystoragejune2016.pdfImplementing Community Storage Programs
The-Hidden-Battery.pdfThe Hidden Battery - Opportunities in Electric Water Heating
collapse Category : Electric Vehicles ‎(8)
A Guide to Adopting Plug-in Electric Vehicles to Your Fleet – November 2014.pdfA Guide to Adopting Plug-in Electric Vehicles to Your Fleet – November 2014
techadvisoryevsjanuary2017.pdfElectric Vehicles: New models poised to make a splash
Fleet Electrification 101 – November 2014.pdfFleet Electrification 101 – November 2014
tsevselectricschoolbusesfeb2017.pdfHow a Problem with Vehicle Emissions Affects the Electricity Industry
Keys to Developing a PEV Program for Your Electric Cooperative – July 2015.pdfKeys to Developing a PEV Program for Your Electric Cooperative – July 2015
Managing the Financial and Grid Impacts of Plug-In Electric Vehicles – May 2015.pdfManaging the Financial and Grid Impacts of Plug-In Electric Vehicles – May 2015
Member-Advisory-Alleviating-Misconceptions-about-Electric-Vehicles.pdfMember Advisory: Alleviating Misconceptions about Electric Vehicles - August 2017
PEV Mechanics and Market Trends – April 2015.pdfPEV Mechanics and Market Trends – April 2015
collapse Category : Manufactured Housing ‎(3)
TS_New_Manufactured_Homes_EE_Programs_Oct_2015.pdfBest Practices for Energy Efficient New Manufactured Home Programs
RetrofittingManufacturedHomesforImprovedEnergyEfficiency.pdfRetrofitting Manufactured Homes for Improved Energy Efficiency
tsretrofittingwithminisplitheatpumpsjuly2016.pdfThe Business Case for Retrofitting Manufactured Homes with Mini-Split Heat Pumps: Facing Down the Inefficiency Challenge
collapse Category : Recent Tools and Resources  ‎(13)
tech_advisory__gewhs__august_2017_final.pdfChanges Coming to Electric Commercial Water Heater Availability: The Grid-Enabled Electric Water Heater Market Needs Co-op Support
CuttingCostsofEnergyEfficiencyPrograms.pdfCutting Costs of Energy Efficiency Programs
DCPowerinBuildings.pdfDC Power in Buildings: Separating the Hype from Reality
tsearlyreplacementhvacjune2016.pdfEarly Replacement of Residential and Commercial HVAC Units
tseeforconveniencestoresjune2016.pdfEnergy Efficiency Measures for Convenience Stores
tsenergyuseappsjune2016.pdfEnergy Use Apps: Empowering Members with Information and Control
ts_obf_for_ee_and_re_february_2016.pdfFinancing Member Investments in Efficiency and Solar: A Solution for Cooperatives?
tsendusestandardsfinal51616pdf.pdfKeeping Up With New Minimum Efficiency Standards
Personalized-Energy-Reports.pdfPersonalized Energy Reports
technologyadvisorysmallutilityapproachtoemvaugust2016.pdfSmall Utility Approach to EM&V
tsdlctosmarttstatsmay2016.pdfSmart Thermostats: An Alternative to Load Control Switches?
techadvisorygehpwhdiscontinuancefinaloct2016.pdfTechnology Advisory: GE to Discontinue Heat Pump Water Heater (October 2016)
techsurveillance_article_summary_2015.pdfTechSurveillance 2015 ​​Articles Summary

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