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Cost-Effectiveness Testing is the Battlefield of Utilities’ Future (thought piece)

Cost-effectiveness is widely understood as the single biggest factor in determining what energy efficiency (“EE”) investments, both traditional (e.g., use of rebates, direct install programs, etc.) and innovative (e.g., use of distributed energy resources, customer engagement programs, etc.), should be made by a utility and whether such investments will be acceptable to utility regulators. Yet at the same time, the calculation of cost-effectiveness is among the least consistent and most contentious parts of the utility energy efficiency review, approval and compliance reporting processes.

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