As state and federal policies that aim to decarbonize our grid and recognize past institutional injustices are enacted, energy efficiency programs should also begin to focus on climate and equity goals. For climate, instead of looking to reduce a set amount of energy per year, programs should be designed with an understanding of where and how energy is used to help create a flexible, clean grid. For equity, the industry can take an important step forward by proactively approaching previously overlooked customers. These are often customers who could benefit significantly from program participation.
In this brief, NEEP will identify two new data trends that can help achieve equity and climate policy objectives. These tools use granular data to enhance energy efficiency portfolio performance and unlock new ways to save energy and foster equitable program delivery.