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Natural Gas Energy Efficiency. Cost Effectiveness – Getting It Right (white paper)

This white paper is the third and final paper in a series about energy efficiency for gas utilities. In the first two MCR white papers, two questions were addressed:

(1) With low natural gas prices, are there any energy efficiency measures that make economic sense for customers and utilities alike? (Natural Gas Energy Efficiency: Finding the Win-Win)

(2) Is there an approach to energy efficiency that makes sense for shareholders? (Natural Gas Energy Efficiency: Making It Work for Shareholders)

Answers to both questions were favorably developed, leaving one key remaining question: “How do we get there?” Answering this last question becomes a matter of securing regulatory approval of the energy efficiency portfolio, which hinges upon cost-effectiveness. In most jurisdictions this means the total resource cost test (TRC), and there are several potential modifications to the TRC calculation that LDCs ought to consider.

Download the third natural gas EE white paper