EUC 2.0: A Market Based Solution for Meeting our State Energy Goals

EUC 2.0: A Market Based Solution for Meeting our State Energy Goals

EUC 2.0: A Market-Based Solution for Meeting our State Energy Goals Webinar:

Industry Debuts Market-Based Solution to Meet State Energy Goals

What is it going to take to meet State energy goals for California’s 13 million homes?

A scalable energy efficiency market that rewards actual energy savings and leverages traditional market structures that already allow other comparable markets to grow and thrive. 

EUC 2.0: A Market-Based Solution for Meeting Our State Energy Goals presents industry’s roadmap for building a scalable, sustainable energy efficiency market that can serve California’s 13 million homes and handle the estimated $100 billion of economic activity that effort will generate.

To succeed we need: (1) verified actual energy savings — and an effective means to reward customers and contractors for energy savings results, (2) profitable business models (until Participating Contractors start making money, nothing will turn EUC around), and (3) competition and innovation to ensure the full range of homeowner needs are met.

In the building sector, there is precedence for such a market-based solution: California Solar Initiative.  We can build an energy efficiency market by using a new program that will provide options for calibrated-to-actual-energy-savings energy modeling tools that support a variety of business models, and setting in place traditional market structures, such as open third-party implementers, to harvest the full value of the State’s preferred “least-cost” energy source: The kWhs and therms we don’t use.

To learn more: download the presentation slides.

For more information contact Charles Cormany, Executive Director at ccormany@efficiencyfirstca.org.