CABA Information Series
(IS-2014-159) Successful Practices in Combined Gas & Electric Utility Energy Efficiency Programs
This report by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy provides a number of case studies of programs that successfully leverage the benefits of combined natural gas and electric energy efficiency programs for residential, commercial and industrial customers. The report provides four category groupings of institutional arrangements with some unique issues and challenges as well as approaches to overcoming barriers associated with combined programs. In depth profiles of 16 programs, including costs and benefits, across these categories is also provided. The benefits of third party administration, joint program design, consistency of service, and regulatory support contribute to program success and overall customer satisfaction. Dual fuel energy efficiency programs are an important opportunity for additional energy savings.