State and Local Policy Database

Efforts of Energy Utilities

The level of spending on utility sector efficiency programs is a major indicator of the level of investment in efficiency in a jurisdiction and is closely correlated with the energy savings achieved through the programs. Local jurisdictions have varying levels of control over utility spending on efficiency. Communities with their own municipal utilities can mandate spending on energy efficiency, while those served by investor-owned utilities can partner with their utilities to promote programs and can advocate for state policy to increase spending.

This sub-category includes information on six topics: Most recent year utility spending on electric efficiency programs in dollar terms and as a percentage of utility revenue; Most recent year utility spending on natural gas efficiency programs in dollar terms and perresidential customer ; Most recent year net incremental electric savings as a result of efficiency programs in energy units (MWh) and as a percentage of retail sales; Most recent year net incremental natural gas savings as a result of efficiency programs in energy units (MMTherms) and as a percentage of retail sales; energy efficiency savings targets and requirements of the serving utility; Local jurisdiction promotion of and/or partnership with electric and natural gas utility efficiency programs; and Advocacy by the local jurisdiction to the state for additional spending on electric and natural gas utility energy efficiency programs

In 2015, according to VEP&L’s demand side management report, they achieved 83,383 MWh in net incremental savings, representing 0.11% of retail sales. To achieve these savings, VEP&L spent $30,974,000 on electric efficiency programs in 2015, which equates to 0.46% of annual revenue. In 2015, Washington Gas reported reported savings of 94,000 Mcf from natural gas efficiency programs, representing 0.23% of its retail sales. To achieve these savings, Washington Gas spent $5,395,764 on natural gas efficiency programs, which are normalized to $11.10 per residential customer. 

Arlington County does not partner with its energy utilities to jointly administer energy saving strategies, plans, or policies. 

Updated: May 2017

In 2015, Georgia Power reported 309,275 MWh of net electric savings at the meter, which represents 0.37% of its retail sales. These savings are due to Georgia Power’s spending on electric efficiency programs, which was $52,646,946 in 2015, representing 0.68% of its annual retail revenue. These figures reported cover Georgia Power’s entire service jurisdiction, not just Atlanta. In 2015, Atlanta Gas Light either did not spend or did not report spending on natural gas efficiency programs. Georgia Power offers electric efficiency incentives and technical assistance to residential and commercial/industrial customers. Atlanta Gas Light similarly offers natural gas efficiency tips to residential and business customers.

Atlanta Gas Light partners with the City of Atlanta to support the US DOE's Better Buildings Initiative Energy Data Accelerator. At this time, the City of Atlanta does not have a formal partnership with Georgia Power or Atlanta Gas Light in the form of a jointly-developed or administered energy saving strategy, plan, or agreement.

Last Updated: January 2017

In 2015, Austin Energy reported 124,142 MWh in net electric savings at the meter, which represents 0.97% of its retail sales. Austin Energy also reported $24,854,329 in electric efficiency spending in 2015, representing 2.06% of its annual revenue. In 2015, Texas Gas Service did not collect data on or report natural gas savings resulting from their energy efficiency programs. Texas Gas service did report their gas efficiency spending of $3,068,082, which normalizes to $5.06 per residential customer. Spending on electricity and natural gas efficiency represented in this section covers the entire Texas service territory, not just Austin. Austin Energy offers electric efficiency incentives and technical assistance to residential and commercial/industrial customers. Texas Gas similarly offers natural gas efficiency programs to residential customers.

Texas Gas Service and Austin Energy have collaborated for over a decade to provide assistance to city residents who need energy efficiency improvements and energy-savings appliances. Texas Gas Service receives referrals from Austin Energy for shared customers who may need natural gas furnace, range, or water heater replacements. In addition, other City Departments including Austin Water, Neighborhood Housing and several not for profit organizations partner with Austin Energy to provide energy efficiency products and services to our community. The Climate Protection Plan reinforces the partnerships among City Departments by establishing shared goals.

Last Updated: January 2017

In 2015, according to BG&E’s demand-side management report, they saved 386,505 MWh in net incremental savings at the meter, amounting to 1.28% of its retail electric sales. To achieve these savings, BG&E’s report stated that they spent $128,145,248 on electric efficiency programs, representing 5.15% of retail revenues. In 2015, BG&E reported 0.72 Mmtherms in net gas savings, which equates to 0.18% of gas sales. BG&E also reported $13,484,011 in gas efficiency spending in 2015, which is normalized to $20.40 per residential customer. Spending on electricity and natural gas efficiency represented in this section covers BG&E’s entire service jurisdiction, most of which is within Baltimore proper. BG&E offers electric efficiency incentives and technical assistance to residential and business customers.

BG&E offers a suite of programs under their Smart Energy Savers program. These programs are supported by a surcharge on the utility bill mandated under the State of Maryland’s EmPower MD program. The City has been active on the Public Service Commission’s EmPower working group which helps provide information, assistance and recommendations to PSC Commissioners on EmPower MD programs.

The Baltimore Energy Initiative and the Baltimore Energy Challenge actively promote the BG&E Smart Energy Savers programs to residents and businesses, and the City collaborates with BG&E on how the City’s Energy Challenge and other programs can widen the marketing reach for BG&E programs. The Baltimore Energy Initiative Loan Program assists nonprofits and small businesses in increasing their energy efficiency through upgrades to their facilities.

Last Updated: January 2017

According to EIA, in 2015 Alabama Power reported net incremental electricity savings of 10,422 MWh, representing 0.02% of its retail sales. In 2015, Alabama Power reported to EIA $4,604,000 on electric efficiency program spending, representing 0.09% of its annual revenue. In 2015, Alagasco either did not spend or did not report spending on natural gas efficiency programs. Spending on electricity efficiency represented in this section covers the entire Alabama service territory, not just Birmingham. Alabama Power offers electric efficiency programs and technical assistance to residential and commercial/industrial customers.

The City of Birmingham does not yet partner with Alabama Power or Alagasco to promote participation in electric or natural gas efficiency programs. Although not a formal partnership, the City of Birmingham has worked with the utility to install high efficiency geothermal heat pumps in some of the city’s recreation centers.

Last Updated: January 2017

In 2015, Eversource reported a net incremental electricity savings of 730,731 MWh, representing 3.15% of its retail sales. Eversource spent $247,917,974 on electric energy efficiency programs in 2015, accounting for 9.82% of its annual revenue. In the same year, National Grid reported 14.89 MMTherms in net incremental gas savings, representing 1.60% of its annual retail sales. To achieve these savings, National Grid spent $104,899,957 on natural gas energy efficiency programs, which is normalized to $128.62 per residential customer. These spending and savings values are for the utilities’ entire Massachusetts service territory, not just Boston. Eversource offers electric efficiency incentives and technical assistance to residential and commercial/industrial customers. National Grid similarly offers natural gas efficiency programs to residential and business customers. Both utilities also sponsor whole-building programs, including multifamily buildings, through the state-wide Mass Save program. Their “whole facility” approach focuses on a facility’s thermal envelope (shell insulation and air leakage conditions for units heated by natural gas or electricity) as well as lighting and mechanical systems.

The City of Boston partners with its energy utilities through the Renew Boston program. Renew Boston promotes energy efficient choices and informs Boston residents and businesses about utility-sponsored energy efficiency services. Through its community-centric outreach and education, Renew Boston helps ensure that the City's diverse homes and businesses are connected to available energy efficiency programs and incentives. Eversource continues to lend the City a manager that aids the City with energy efficiency project uptake and implementation. Moreover, the City and utilities are partnering on a joint marketing effort to increase residential home energy efficiency activities in Boston’s low- and middle income neighborhoods, with a focus on increasing home energy audits, weatherization, and heating system upgrades.

The City of Boston also takes an active role in advising the utility-sponsored energy efficiency programs through a seat on the Energy Efficiency Advisory Council (EEAC). The Massachusetts Green Communities Act of 2008 created the EEAC to assist in the development and implementation of the statewide gas and electric utility energy efficiency plans. These plans set three-year targets for electricity and natural gas savings. The EEAC did not include representation from Massachusetts' municipal governments until Boston advocated for the addition of a voting seat for an individual representing "a city or town of the Commonwealth" through An Act Relative to Competitively Priced Electricity in the Commonwealth. That seat is currently represented by a City of Boston staff person.

Last Updated: January 2017

According to EIA, in 2013, Xcel spent $63,485,000 on electric efficiency programs, representing 2.27% of its annual revenue. Due to these programs, Xcel reported a net incremental electricity savings of 357,245MWh, representing 1.24% of its retail sales. In the same year, Xcel reported spending $13,643,000 on gas efficiency programs according to the 2013 Annual report (Docket 11A-631EG). The expenditures normalize to $11.24 per residential customer. Spending on electricity and natural gas represented in this section covers the entire Colorado service territory, not just Boulder. Xcel offers natural gas and electric efficiency incentives and technical assistance to residential and commercial/industrial customers.

The Colorado Energy Office partners with Xcel to provide additional rebates through the Recharge Colorado program. The City of Boulder advocates to the State PUC for additional spending and savings requirements by participating in the docket process for DSM programs.

Last Updated: October 2015

According to EIA, in 2013, Burlington Electric spent $2,067,000 on electric efficiency programs, representing 4.23% of its annual revenue. Due to these programs, Burlington Electric reported a net incremental electricity savings of 7,007MWh, representing 2.04% of its retail sales. In 2013, Vermont Gas reported spending of $1,475,600 on natural gas efficiency programs which normalizes to $36.97 spent per residential customer. Spending on electricity represented in this section covers the entire Burlington Electric service territory, most of which covers Burlington. Burlington Electric offers electric efficiency incentives and technical assistance to residential and commercial/industrial customers. Vermont Gas similarly offers natural gas efficiency programs to residential and business customers.

Burlington Electric and Vermont Gas partner to deliver the Efficiency Vermont (the statewide EEU) programs to its customers. The City of Burlington does promote natural gas efficiency through the newly launched Champ Energy Challenge

Last Updated: October 2015

According to EIA, in 2011, Duke spent $28,126,000 on electric efficiency programs, representing 0.5% of its annual revenue. Due to these programs, Duke reported a net incremental electricity savings of 349,896MWh, representing 0.46% of its retail sales.  In 2011, PSNC Energy either did not spend or did not report spending on natural gas efficiency programs.  Spending on electricity represented in this section covers the entire North Carolina service territory, not just Carrboro. Duke offers electric efficiency incentives and technical assistance to residential and commercial/industrial customers. PSNC similarly offers natural gas efficiency programs to customers.

With Duke Energy and the City of Chapel Hill, the Town of Carrboro helped pilot an incentive to encourage the installation of insulation and air & duct sealing.  The town has also been participating in a municipal workgroup organized by the North Carolina League of Municipalities that has been advocating for increased energy efficiency with Duke Energy and the Utilities Commission.

Last Updated: April 2014

According to Duke Energy Carolinas, in 2015 they achieved 473,792 MWh in net incremental savings, representing 0.82% of total retail sales. Duke achieved these savings by spending $57,211,973 on electric efficiency programs in 2015, representing 1.17% of its annual revenue. In 2015, Piedmont Natural Gas either did not spend or did not report spending on natural gas efficiency programs. Spending on electricity efficiency in this section covers the entire North Carolina service territory, not just Charlotte. Duke offers electric efficiency incentives and technical assistance to residential and commercial/industrial customers.

Duke Energy partnered with Charlotte on Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant projects, which brought energy efficiency programs to the residential and commercial sectors. The Mayor’s Sustainability Office has monthly meetings with Duke Energy representatives to continue to explore opportunities.

Last Updated: January 2017

According to EIA, in 2013, VEP&L spent $14,021,000 on electric efficiency programs, representing 0.22% of its annual revenue. Due to these programs, VEP&L reported a net incremental electricity savings of 20,266MWh, representing 0.27% of its retail sales.   In the same year, Charlottesville Gas reported spending $604,060 on gas efficiency programs.  The expenditures normalize to $309.01 per residential customer. Spending on electricity represented in this section covers the entire Virginia service territory, not just Charlottesville. VEP&L offers electric efficiency incentives and technical assistance to residential and commercial/industrial customers. 

Charlottesville has a funded partnership with the Local Energy Alliance Program (LEAP) for program services. One of the services offered by LEAP is the Home Energy Check Up, one of the local electric utility's demand response management programs.  The city is a member of groups such as Virginia Energy Efficiency Council (VAEEC) and has communication channels with the electric utility via their partnership with LEAP.  The city supports additional energy efficiency spending through these partnerships, but the city has not yet begun advocating to the state for increased spending and savings requirements for the electric utility.

Last Updated: October 2015

In 2015, according to ComEd, they achieved 1,122,656 MWh in net incremental savings, representing 1.29% of retail sales. To achieve these savings, ComEd spent $200,046,576 on electric efficiency programs in 2015, which amounts to 4.77% of annual revenue. In 2015, Peoples Gas reported savings of 8.14 MMtherms from natural gas efficiency programs, representing 0.91% of its retail sales. In 2015, Peoples Gas also spent $14,387,769 on natural gas efficiency programs, which are normalized to $18.32 per residential customer. Spending on electricity and natural gas represented in this section covers the entire Illinois service territory, not just Chicago. ComEd offers electric efficiency incentives and technical assistance to residential and commercial/industrial customers. Peoples Gas similarly offers natural gas efficiency programs to residential and business customers.

The city promotes energy efficiency programs and other rebate and incentives under Retrofit Chicago and the new Smart Grid Program in partnership with ComEd and Peoples Gas. Retrofit Chicago is marketed by city staff and non-profit partners through neighborhood outreach and engagement including community workshops, educational materials, and online resources. The Smart Grid Program is coordinating citywide outreach on smart meters and energy efficiency by visiting community service centers, community events, and holding workshops at Chicago Public Libraries, senior centers, and other locations to share information. Natural Gas programs also fall under Retrofit Chicago and are promoted in conjunction with electric utility incentives, engaging with both residential and commercial customers.

Last Updated: January 2017

In 2015, according to Duke Energy Ohio’s demand side management report, they achieved 181,859 MWh in gross incremental savings, representing 0.71% of retail sales. To achieve these savings, Duke Energy Ohio spent $31,349,457 on electric efficiency programs in 2015, which amounts to 3.24% of annual revenue. Duke Energy Ohio did not implement any natural gas efficiency programs in 2015. Spending on electricity efficiency represented in this section covers the entire Ohio service territory, not just Cincinnati. Duke Energy Ohio offers electric efficiency incentives to residential and commercial customers.

At this time, the City of Cincinnati does not partner with Duke Energy Ohio to promote participation in their energy efficiency programs.

Last Updated: January 2017

In 2015, according to EIA, CEI achieved 146,342 MWh in net incremental savings, representing 0.79% of retail sales. To achieve these savings, CEI spent $7,607,000 on electric efficiency programs in 2015, which amounts to 0.80% of annual revenue. We could not confirm if Dominion East Ohio implemented any natural gas efficiency programs in 2015. Spending on electricity represented in this section covers the entire Ohio service territory, not just Cleveland. CEI offers electric efficiency incentives to residential and commercial customers.

The City of Cleveland partners with CEI and Dominion East Ohio to promote participation in their energy efficiency programs. For example, the city's Council of Smaller Enterprises works with Dominion East Ohio to offer energy efficiency programs designed to save Ohio businesses money on their energy bills. In 2015, the City of Cleveland entered into an aggregation agreement with CEI, with the goal of providing lower electricity costs for Cleveland’s citizens while at the same time using various configurations of energy efficiency, local renewable energy development, and renewable energy purchases to advance Cleveland’s sustainable economy.

Last Updated: January 2017

In 2015, according to AEP Ohio’s demand side management report, they achieved 442,128 MWh in net incremental savings, representing 1.06% of retail sales. To achieve these savings, AEP Ohio spent $65,147,500 on electric efficiency programs in 2015, which amounts to 2.36% of annual revenue. In 2015, Columbia Gas of Ohio reported savings of 8.40 MMtherms from natural gas efficiency programs, representing 0.46% of its retail sales. In 2015, Columbia Gas of Ohio also spent $27,686,728 on natural gas efficiency programs, which are normalized to $21.05 per residential customer. Spending on electricity and natural gas represented in this section covers the entire Ohio service territory, not just Columbus. AEP Ohio offers electric efficiency incentives and technical assistance to residential and commercial/industrial customers. Columbia Gas of Ohio similarly offers natural gas programs to residential and business customers.

The City of Columbus promotes utility energy efficiency rebate programs through the GreenSpot program, the Get Green Columbus website, as well as the Columbus Energy Challenge. In addition, the city regularly speaks to groups about the utility rebate programs available. Additionally, AEP Ohio and Columbia Gas of Ohio participate in the City of Columbus' Energy Working Group, which aims to help the City meet its energy objectives described in Green Memo III. Through the Energy Working Group, Columbia Gas of Ohio and AEP Ohio helped develop an Energy Efficiency Roadmap for Columbus Businesses and Organizations, which provides information on incentives for which customers may be eligible.

Last Updated: January 2017

In 2015, according to Oncor, they achieved 166,594 MWh in net incremental savings, representing 0.14% of retail sales. To achieve these savings, Oncor spent $48,422,842 on electric efficiency programs in 2015, which amounts to 1.25% of annual revenue. In 2015, Atmos Energy did not run any natural gas efficiency programs in the City of Dallas. Spending on electricity efficiency represented in this section covers the entire Texas service territory, not just Dallas. Oncor offers electric efficiency incentives and technical assistance to residential and commercial/industrial customers.

At this time, the City of Dallas does not have a formal partnership with Oncor or Atmos Energy in the form of a jointly-developed or administered energy saving strategy, plan, or agreement.

Last Updated: January 2017

In 2015, according to Xcel Energy, they achieved 405,558 MWh in net incremental savings, representing 1.41% of retail sales. To achieve these savings, ComEd spent $74,705,455 on electric efficiency programs in 2015, which amounts to 2.73% of annual revenue. In 2015, Xcel Energy reported savings of 5.98 MMtherms from natural gas efficiency programs, representing 0.49% of its retail sales. To achieve these savings, Xcel Energy spent an additional $12,880,516 on natural gas efficiency programs, which are normalized to $10.27 per residential customer. Spending on electricity and natural gas represented in this section covers the entire Colorado service territory, not just Denver. Xcel offers natural gas and electric efficiency incentives and technical assistance to residential and commercial/industrial customers.

The City of Denver partners with Xcel through the Denver Energy Challenge to cross promote programs through mailings and customer service.

Last Updated: January 2017

In 2015, according to DTE, they achieved 620,700 MWh in net incremental savings, representing 1.28% of retail sales. To achieve these savings, DTE spent $87,100,000 on electric efficiency programs in 2015, which amounts to 1.69% of annual revenue. In 2015, MichCon Gas also reported savings of 14.80 MMtherms from natural gas efficiency programs, representing 1.21% of its retail sales. To achieve these savings, MichCon Gas spent an additional $24,000,000 on natural gas efficiency programs, which are normalized to $20.00 per residential customer. Spending on electricity and natural gas represented in this section covers the entire Michigan service territory, not just Detroit. DTE offers natural gas and electric efficiency incentives and technical assistance to residential and commercial/industrial customers.

At this time, the City of Detroit does not have a formal partnership with DTE and MichCon Gas in the form of a jointly-developed or administered energy saving strategy, plan, or agreement.

Last Updated: January 2017

According to EIA, in 2011, Interstate spent $5,155,000 on electric efficiency programs, representing 0.39% of its annual revenue. Due to these programs, Interstate reported a net incremental electricity savings of 187,458MWh, representing 1.22% of its retail sales. In the same year, Black Hills either did not spend or did not report spending on natural gas efficiency programs. Spending on electricity represented in this section covers the entire Iowa service territory, not just Dubuque. IPL offers electric efficiency incentives and technical assistance to residential and commercial/industrial customers. Black Hills Energy similarly offers natural gas efficiency programs to residential and business customers.

At this time, the city of Dubuque does not partner with the Interstate or Black Hills to promote participation in energy efficiency programs. Dubuque has also not yet begun advocating to the state for increased spending and savings requirements for the utilities.

Last Updated: October 2013

In 2015, according to El Paso Electric, they achieved 22,283 MWh in net incremental savings, representing 0.29% of retail sales. To achieve these savings, El Paso Electric spent $4,117,383 on electric efficiency programs in 2015, which represents 0.73% of annual revenue. In 2015, we could not find data from Texas Gas Service on spending or savings for gas efficiency programs in the City of El Paso. Spending on electricity represented in this section covers the entire Texas service territory, not just El Paso. El Paso Electric offers electric efficiency incentives and technical assistance to residential and commercial/industrial customers.

The City of El Paso partners with El Paso Electric through the Green Business Challenge which provides energy efficiency workshops and resources to the community. El Paso Electric also participates in numerous community events where they present information to the public on energy efficiency. 

Last Updated: January 2017

In 2015, according to Oncor, they achieved 166,594 MWh in net incremental savings, representing 0.14% of retail sales. To achieve these savings, Oncor spent $48,422,842 on electric efficiency programs in 2015, which amounts to 1.25% of annual revenue. In 2015, Atmos Energy also reported savings of 6.00 MMtherms from natural gas efficiency programs, representing 0.36% of its retail sales. To achieve these savings, Atmos Energy spent $744,746 on natural gas efficiency programs, which are normalized to $0.59 per residential customer. Spending on electric and natural gas efficiency represented in this section covers the entire Texas service territory, not just Dallas. Oncor offers electric efficiency incentives and technical assistance to residential and commercial/industrial customers. Atmos Energy offers natural gas efficiency incentives to residential and commercial/industrial customers.

Fort Worth partners with Oncor and Atmos Energy to promote participation in efficiency the Fort Worth Better Buildings Challenge. Fort Worth’s Housing and Economic Development department partners with Oncor for the weatherization program. Other programs include the Business Smart program, and Sustainable Energy Round Table – two working groups which aim to transform the local energy efficiency markets.

Last Updated: January 2017

In 2015, according to Eversource’s demand side management report, they achieved 334,298 MWh in net incremental savings, representing 1.51% of retail sales. To achieve these savings, Eversource spent $145,547,869 on electric efficiency programs in 2015, which amounts to 5.44% of annual revenue. In 2015, Connecticut Natural Gas reported savings of 1.71 MMtherms from natural gas efficiency programs, representing 0.55% of its retail sales. To achieve these savings, Connecticut Natural Gas spent $13,305,901 on natural gas efficiency programs, which are normalized to $85.34 per residential customer. Spending on electricity and natural gas represented in this section covers the entire Connecticut service territory, not just Hartford. Eversource offers electric efficiency incentives and technical assistance to residential and commercial customers. Connecticut Natural Gas similarly offers natural gas efficiency programs to residential and business customers.

Currently, the City of Hartford does not have a formal partnership with Eversource and Connecticut Natural Gas in the form of a jointly-developed or administered energy saving strategy, plan, or agreement. As a member of the Clean Energy Communities program, the City of Hartford has pledged to promote energy efficiency programs (gas and electric) to residents, small businesses, educational group, local organizations and large C&I companies to increase program participation. 

Last Updated: January 2017

In 2015, according to CenterPoint’s demand side management report, they achieved 155,048 MWh in net incremental savings, representing 0.18% of retail sales. To achieve these savings, CenterPoint spent $37,996,954 on electric efficiency programs in 2015, which amounts to 1.32% of annual revenue. CenterPoint did not spend or did not report spending or savings on natural gas efficiency programs. Spending on electricity efficiency represented in this section covers the entire Texas service territory, not just Houston. CenterPoint Energy offers natural gas and electric efficiency incentives and technical assistance to residential and commercial/industrial customers.

At this time, the City of Houston does not have a formal partnership with CenterPoint Energy in the form of a jointly-developed or administered energy saving strategy, plan, or agreement.

Last Updated: January 2017

In 2015, according to IPL, they achieved 133,929 MWh in net incremental savings, representing 0.97% of retail sales. To achieve these savings, IPL spent $16,431,371 on electric efficiency programs in 2015, which amounts to 1.36% of annual revenue. In 2015, Citizens Energy Group reported savings of 1.66 MMtherms from natural gas efficiency programs, representing 0.55% of its retail sales. To achieve these savings, Citizens Energy Group spent $3,941,025 on natural gas efficiency programs, which are normalized to $16.13 per residential customer. Spending on electricity efficiency represented in this section covers the entire Indiana service territory, not just Indianapolis. IPL offers electric efficiency incentives and technical assistance to residential and commercial/industrial customers.

Indianapolis partners with IPL and Citizens Energy in the promotion and implementation of its income-qualified weatherization program, administered by the statewide third-party administrator. IPL is also supporting a significant roll-out of electric vehicles in the City of Indianapolis, called the BlueIndy project.

Last Updated: January 2017

In 2015, according to JEA, they achieved 33,754 MWh in net incremental savings, representing 0.28% of retail sales. To achieve these savings, JEA spent $5,554,629 on electric efficiency programs in 2015, which amounts to 0.44% of annual revenue. In 2015, TECO Peoples Gas reported spending $12,335,245 on natural gas efficiency programs, which is normalized to $37.76 per residential customer. TECO Peoples Gas did report savings on natural gas efficiency programs. Spending on electricity and natural gas represented in this section covers the entire Florida service territory, not just Jacksonville. JEA offers electric efficiency incentives and technical assistance to residential and commercial/industrial customers. TECO Peoples Gas similarly offers natural gas efficiency programs to residential and business customers.

JEA works with the City of Jacksonville’s Department of Housing and Neighborhoods to implement a low-income program called the Neighborhood Energy Efficiency program, which assists customers in making energy and water efficiency upgrades to their homes.

Last Updated: January 2017

In 2015, according to EIA, KCP&L achieved 69,108 MWh in net incremental savings, representing 0.82% of retail sales. To achieve these savings, IPL spent $19,694,000 on electric efficiency programs in 2015, which equates to 2.27% of annual revenue. In 2015, Missouri Gas Energy reported savings of 2.83 MMtherms from natural gas efficiency programs, representing 0.25% of its retail sales. To achieve these savings, Missouri Gas Energy spent $1,828,415 on natural gas efficiency programs, which are normalized to $4.16 per residential customer. Spending on electricity and natural gas represented in this section covers the entire Missouri service territory, not just Kansas City. KCP&L offers electric efficiency incentives to residential and commercial customers. Missouri Gas Energy similarly offers natural gas efficiency programs to residential and commercial customers.

The city administers a low-income weatherization assistance program and provides rebates for energy efficiency improvements that were designed in conjunction with KCP&L. In total, the utilities in Kansas City have funded efficiency programs in excess of $5 million and the city has funded programs in excess of $3.2 million. We could not confirm if Kansas City has begun advocating to the state for increased spending and savings requirements for the electric utility.

Last Updated: January 2017

KUB reported 19,717 MWh of net incremental savings in 2013. This accounts for 0.37% of retail sales. In 2013, KUB either did not spend or did not report spending on natural gas efficiency programs. KUB offers natural gas and electric efficiency incentives and technical assistance to residential and commercial/industrial customers.

Last Updated: January 2017

In 2015, according to NV Energy’s demand side management report, they achieved 131,029 MWh in net incremental savings, representing 0.59% of retail sales. To achieve these savings, NV Energy spent $22,004,108 on electric efficiency programs in 2015, which equates to 0.94% of annual revenue. In 2015, Southwest Gas reported savings of 1.60 MMtherms from natural gas efficiency programs, representing 0.37% of its retail sales. To achieve these savings, Southwest Gas spent $3,929,850 on natural gas efficiency programs, which are normalized to $5.79 per residential customer. NV Energy offers electric efficiency incentives and technical assistance to residential and commercial/industry customers. Southwest Gas similarly offers natural gas efficiency programs to residential and business customers.

At this time, the City of Las Vegas does not have a formal partnership with NV Energy or Southwest Gas in the form of a jointly-developed or administered energy saving strategy, plan, or agreement. Even so, Southwest Gas, NV Energy, and the Southern Nevada Water Authority (SNWA) work with the Desert Research Institute (DRI) to help fund and promote their GreenPower Outreach programs. Through GreenPower Outreach, DRI offers Teacher Trainings and Workshops focused on STEM subjects including energy conservation and management. Additional resources are also offered to Nevada students in the form of Green Boxes, speakers, and field trips.

Last Updated: January 2017

According to EIA, in 2011, Westar spent $2,435,000 on electric efficiency programs, representing 0.28% of its annual revenue. Due to these programs, Westar reported a net incremental electricity savings of 1,428MWh, representing 0.01% of its retail sales. In 2011, Black Hills Energy either did not spend or did not report spending on natural gas efficiency programs. Spending on electricity represented in this section covers the entire Kansas service territory, not just Lawrence. Westar offers electric efficiency incentives and technical assistance to residential and commercial/industrial customers. Black Hills Energy similarly offers natural gas efficiency programs to residential and business customers.

To help promote Westar’s programs and garner participation, Lawrence partners through the Green Business Leaders Program.  Lawrence does marketing and provides recognition to the businesses selected by Westar as business energy leaders. The City of Lawrence has not yet begun advocating on the state level for additional spending or savings requirements on part of the utilities.

Last Updated: October 2013

In 2015, according to LADWP, they achieved 336,760 MWh in net incremental savings, representing 1.45% of retail sales. To achieve these savings, LADWP spent $73,239,817 on electric efficiency programs in 2015, which equates to 2.13% of annual revenue. In 2015, SoCal Gas reported savings of 18.75 MMtherms from natural gas efficiency programs, representing 0.69% of its retail sales. To achieve these savings, SoCal Gas spent $69,542,878 on natural gas efficiency programs, which are normalized to $12.55 per residential customer. Spending on electricity represented in this section covers all of the city of Los Angeles. The spending reported on natural gas represented in this section covers the entire SoCal Gas service territory, not just Los Angeles. LADWP offers electric efficiency incentives and technical assistance to residential and commercial/industrial customers. SoCal Gas similarly offers natural gas efficiency programs to residential and business customers.

In 2013, SoCal Gas and LADWP began offering several combined natural gas and electric energy-saving programs, some of which save water as well, to residential and business customers in their joint service territory. This allows them to reap the co-benefits of their energy efficiency programs for all their joint customers. As of June 2016, the LADWP-SoCal Gas partnership incorporated 18 joint programs. Energy Upgrade California is offered in Los Angeles through a partnership between LADWP and SoCal Gas which provides two levels of efficiency upgrades for single family residences.

The City of Los Angeles works with the Mayor's office and other City departments and utilities, as well as local academic institutions and non-profit coalitions, to advocate to the state for increased spending and energy savings requirements. These include the Southern California Public Power Authority and the statewide (IOU) Codes and Standards group, as well as other coordination.

Last Updated: February 2017

In 2015, according to EIA, LG&E achieved 52,296 MWh in net incremental savings, representing 0.44% of retail sales. To achieve these savings, LG&E spent $16,218,000 on electric efficiency programs in 2015, which equates to 1.51% of annual revenue. In 2015, LG&E either did not spend or did not report spending on natural gas efficiency programs. Louisville Gas & Electric offers natural gas and electric efficiency tools and technical assistance to residential and commercial/industrial customers.

At this time, the City of Louisville does not have a formal partnership with LG&E in the form of a jointly-developed or administered energy saving strategy, plan, or agreement.

Last Updated: January 2017

According to EIA, in 2011, MGE spent $1,717,000 on electric efficiency programs, representing 0.45% of its annual revenue. Due to these programs, MGE reported a net incremental electricity savings of 35,349MWh, representing 1.05% of its retail sales. MGE either did not spend or did not publish spending figures specific to natural gas sales. Spending on electricity represented in this section covers the entire Wisconsin service territory, not just Madison. MGE offers natural gas and electric efficiency incentives and technical assistance to residential and commercial/industrial customers.

To promote energy efficiency programs, the City of Madison includes MGE flyers in Water Utility Billings, as well as partnered on Green Madison through October 2013 and currently partners with Mpower, a community-wide effort to be more energy efficient.

Last Updated: October 2015

In 2015, according to TVA and MLGW, MLGW achieved 2,206 MWh in net incremental savings, representing 0.02% of retail sales. To achieve these savings, MLGW and TVA spent $399,340 on electric efficiency programs in Memphis in 2015, which equates to 0.03% of annual revenue. In 2015, MLGW either did not spend or did not report spending on natural gas efficiency programs. MLGW offers natural gas and electric efficiency tools and technical assistance to residential and commercial/industrial customers.

The city and county have partnered with MLGW and TVA to develop the Mayor’s Energy Challenge, which established a $10 million low-interest loan fund for commercial energy efficiency projects, promoted the My Account tool through MLGW, and prompted many assessment programs, calculators, and other tools to bring energy efficiency to Memphis.

Last Updated: January 2017

In 2015, according to FPL’s demand side management report, they achieved 114,523 MWh in net incremental savings, representing 0.10% of retail sales. To achieve these savings, FPL spent $124,170,000 on electric efficiency programs in 2015, which equates to 1.16% of annual revenue. In 2015, Florida City Gas either did not spend or did not report spending on natural gas efficiency programs. Spending on electricity efficiency represented in this section covers the entire Florida service territory, not just Miami. FPL offers electric efficiency incentives and technical assistance to residential and commercial/industrial customers.

At this time, the City of Miami does not have a formal partnership with FPL or Florida City Gas in the form of a jointly-developed or administered energy saving strategy, plan, or agreement. Community Action and Human Services of Miami has an established partnership with Florida Power & Light as well as other community organizations to provide bill assistance to qualifying customers, but does not partner on efficiency programs.

Last Updated: January 2017

In 2015, according to Focus on Energy, We Energies achieved 207,961 MWh in net incremental savings between the utility’s own efficiency programs and Focus on Energy programs, representing 0.66% of retail sales. To achieve these savings, We Energies and Focus on Energy spent $36,372,294 on electric efficiency programs in 2015, which equates to 0.89% of annual revenue. In 2015, We Energies and Focus on Energy reported savings of 17.44 MMtherms from natural gas efficiency programs, representing 1.56% of its retail sales. To achieve these savings, We Energies spent $10,868,835 on natural gas efficiency programs, which are normalized to $24.88 per residential customer. Spending on electricity represented in this section covers the entire Wisconsin service territory, not just Milwaukee. 

Milwaukee signed a MOU with the Focus on Energy small business program to market the program as part of its Me2 outreach efforts, and the city has submitted comments to the Public Service Commission expressing its support for strong energy efficiency spending.

Last Updated: January 2017

In 2015, according to Xcel Energy, they achieved 379,424 MWh in net incremental savings, representing 1.25% of retail sales. To achieve these savings, Xcel spent $91,385,776 on electric efficiency programs in 2015, which equates to 3.09% of annual revenue. In 2015, CenterPoint Energy reported savings of 16.00 MMtherms from natural gas efficiency programs in their demand side management report, representing 1.52% of its retail sales. To achieve these savings, CenterPoint Energy spent $25,893,618 on natural gas efficiency programs, which are normalized to $33.86 per residential customer. Spending on electricity and natural gas represented in this section covers the entire Minnesota service territory, not just Minneapolis. Xcel offers electric efficiency incentives and technical assistance to residential and commercial/industrial customers. CenterPoint Energy similarly offers natural gas efficiency programs to residential and business customers.

In 2014, the City of Minneapolis entered a unique partnership with Xcel Energy and CenterPoint Energy, the city's two largest utilities. The Memorandum of Understanding, referred to as the Clean Energy Partnership, expanded the conditions of the franchise agreement to include an active role for the utilities in the city's achievement of its energy goals. This agreement follows the city's adoption of its Climate Action Plan which seeks to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 15% by 2015, 30% by 2025, and 80% by 2050. The first Annual Report on the Clean Energy Partnership's activities was released in June 2016 and is available on the Partnership's website, as is the Memorandum of Understanding between the City and its utility partners.

Last Updated: January 2017

In 2015, according to TVA, NES achieved 4,198 MWh in net incremental savings, representing 0.04% of retail sales. To achieve these savings, NES and TVA spent $731,300 on electric efficiency programs in 2015, which equates to 0.06% of annual revenue. In 2015, Piedmont Natural Gas either did not spend or did not report spending on natural gas efficiency programs. NES offers natural gas and electric efficiency tools and technical assistance to residential and commercial/industrial customers.

At this time, the City of Nashville does not have a formal partnership with NES or Piedmont Natural Gas in the form of a jointly-developed or administered energy saving strategy, plan, or agreement.

Last Updated: January 2017

In 2015, according to Entergy New Orleans’s demand side management report, they achieved 20,349 MWh in net incremental savings, representing 0.29% of retail sales. To achieve these savings, Entergy New Orleans spent $5,648,627 on electric efficiency programs in 2015, which equates to 1.03% of annual revenue. Entergy New Orleans's Energy Smart program does not include natural gas efficiency measures. Spending on electricity efficiency represented in this section covers New Orleans Parish, not just New Orleans. Entergy New Orleans offers electric efficiency incentives to residential, commercial, and industrial customers.

Last Updated: February 2017

In 2015, according to ConEd and NYSERDA, together they achieved 681,653 MWh in net incremental savings for ConEd’s service territory, representing 1.20% of retail sales. To achieve these savings, ConEd and NYSERDA jointly spent $149,244,288 on electric efficiency programs in ConEd’s service territory in 2015, which equates to 1.83% of annual revenue. In 2015, National Grid (Brooklyn Union Gas Co.) and NYSERDA jointly reported savings of 3.53 MMtherms from natural gas efficiency programs in the National Grid Service territory, representing 0.35% of its retail sales. To achieve these savings, National Grid (Brooklyn Union Gas Co.) and NYSERDA jointly spent $13,652,221 on natural gas efficiency programs, which are normalized to $14.44 per residential customer. Spending on electricity and natural gas represented in this section covers the entire New York service territory, not just New York City. ConEd offers electric efficiency incentives and technical assistance to residential and commercial/industrial customers. National Grid similarly offers natural gas efficiency programs to residential and business customers.

New York City actively partners with NYSERDA, ConEd, and National Grid to increase participation in their programs. To implement these programs, the New York City Energy Efficiency Corporation was established. This non-profit is funded through $37 Million of NYC’s ARRA funding. NYSERDA-implemented programs are funded through rate-payer income from the utilities as well as approximately $250 Million of New York State grants yearly. ConEd and National Grid also collaborate with New York City on their Retrofit Accelerator, which offers free, personalized advisory services to streamline building retrofits in the city. ConEd and National Grid also work with the NYC Mayor’s office of Sustainability on efficiency projects.

Last Updated: January 2017

In 2015, PG&E achieved 772,000 MWh in net incremental savings, representing 0.90% of retail sales. To achieve these savings, PG&E spent $362,349,996 on electric efficiency programs in 2015, which equates to 2.77% of annual revenue. In 2015, PG&E reported savings of 22.00 MMtherms from natural gas efficiency programs, representing 1.19% of its retail sales. To achieve these savings, PG&E spent $74,216,264 on natural gas efficiency programs, which are normalized to $17.60 per residential customer. Spending on electricity and natural gas represented in this section covers the entire California service territory, not just Oakland. PG&E offers electric and natural gas efficiency incentives and technical assistance to residential and commercial/industrial customers.

The City of Oakland partners with its energy utility through BayREN and the East Bay Energy Watch. The partnership runs energy efficiency programs available to single-family residential as well as commercial customers. 

Updated: April 2017

In 2015, according to OG&E’s demand side management report, they achieved 83,616 MWh in net incremental savings, representing 0.35% of retail sales. To achieve these savings, OG&E spent $20,678,194 on electric efficiency programs in 2015, which equates to 1.14% of annual revenue. In 2015, Oklahoma Natural Gas reported savings of 2.76 MMtherms from natural gas efficiency programs in their demand side management report, representing 0.41% of its retail sales. To achieve these savings, Oklahoma Natural Gas spent $11,526,722 on natural gas efficiency programs, which are normalized to $15.17 per residential customer. Spending on electricity efficiency represented in this section covers the entire Oklahoma service territory, not just Oklahoma City. OG&E offers electric efficiency incentives and technical assistance to residential and commercial/industrial customers.

At this time, Oklahoma City does not have a formal partnership with OG&E or Oklahoma Natural Gas in the form of a jointly-developed or administered energy saving strategy, plan, or agreement.

Last Updated: January 2017

In 2015, according to OUC, they achieved 16,672 MWh in net incremental savings, representing 0.22% of retail sales. To achieve these savings, OUC spent $1,436,998 on electric efficiency programs in 2015, which equates to 0.25% of annual revenue. In 2015, TECO Peoples Gas did not report savings from gas efficiency programs, but did report spending $12,335,245 on natural gas efficiency programs, which are normalized to $37.76 per residential customer. Spending on electricity and natural gas represented in this section covers the entire Florida service territory, not just Tampa. OUC offers electric efficiency incentives and technical assistance to residential and commercial/industrial customers. TECO Peoples Gas similarly offers natural gas efficiency programs to residential and business customers.

The City of Orlando is actively working with OUC on developing more efficiency programs through the City Energy Project, including data access platform for whole-building energy use data and additional services, including benchmarking and retro-commissioning. Through the City Energy Project and the Central Florida Energy Efficiency Alliance (CFEEA), the City of Orlando is actively promoting OUC and efficiency rebates and incentives, along with organizing various summits and workshops including the efficiency and conservation managers for each company to participate. OUC also partners with the City on energy efficiency workshops for multifamily and Housing Authority communities.

At this time, the City of Orlando does not have a formal partnership with TECO Peoples Gas in the form of a jointly-developed or administered energy saving strategy, plan, or agreement.

Last Updated: January 2017

According to EIA, in 2014, PacifiCorp spent $45,438,000 on electric efficiency programs, representing 2.28% of its annual revenue. Due to these programs, PacifiCorp reported a net incremental electricity savings of 243,343MWh, representing 0.99% of its retail sales. We did not find spending figures for 2014 natural gas efficiency programs. Spending on electricity and natural gas represented in this section covers the entire Utah service territory, not just Park City. Rocky Mountain Power offers electric efficiency incentives and technical assistance to residential and commercial/industrial customers. 

Park City partners with Rocky Mountain Power and Questar to increase participation in its energy efficiency programs through the Low Carbon Diet program, a community-wide effort to reduce the carbon footprint of each household in Park City. The City provides direct funding and staff time.  To advocate on the state level for increased spending and savings requirements for the utilities, Park City submits formal comments to the Public Service Commission. Park City also advocated for legislative changes to allow Commercial PACE programs.

Last Updated: October 2015

In 2015, according to PECO, they achieved 251,370 MWh in net incremental savings, representing 0.66% of retail sales. To achieve these savings, PECO spent $68,652,000 on electric efficiency programs in 2015, which equates to 3.15% of annual revenue. In 2015, PGW reported savings of 1.05 MMtherms from natural gas efficiency programs, representing 0.23% of its retail sales. To achieve these savings, PGW spent $10,561,382 on natural gas efficiency programs, which are normalized to $22.22 per residential customer. Spending on electricity and natural gas represented in this section cover the utilities’ entire service jurisdiction, most of which is within Philadelphia proper. PECO offers electric efficiency incentives and technical assistance to residential and commercial/industrial customers. PGW similarly offers natural gas efficiency programs to residential and business customers.

PECO has partnered with the City of Philadelphia to help meet the goal of reducing citywide building energy usage. As part of this effort, PECO is developing an online tool which will enable building managers to electronically transfer their electrical energy usage into the Portfolio Manager benchmarking tool. At this time, PGW does not have a formal partnership with the City of Philadelphia.

Last Updated: January 2017

In 2015, according to APS, they achieved 419,737 MWh in net incremental savings, representing 1.50% of retail sales. To achieve these savings, APS spent $64,343,377 on electric efficiency programs in 2015, which equates to 1.96% of annual revenue. In 2015, Southwest Gas reported savings of 1.21 MMtherms from natural gas efficiency programs, representing 0.26% of its retail sales. To achieve these savings, PGW spent $3,306,879 on natural gas efficiency programs, which are normalized to $3.34 per residential customer. Spending on electricity and natural gas represented in this section covers the entire Arizona service territory, not just Phoenix. APS offers electric efficiency incentives and technical assistance to residential and commercial/industrial customers. Southwest Gas similarly offers natural gas efficiency programs to residential and business customers.

The City of Phoenix partners with APS through The Energize Phoenix Program, which is funded by the U.S. Department of Energy Better Buildings Neighborhood Program, by marketing and leveraging energy efficiency incentives and funding in targeted Phoenix neighborhoods. This $25 million program is projected to achieve annual energy reductions of 12% and 17% in residential and commercial sectors respectively, resulting in 135,000 MWh and $12.6 million annual savings. 

Last Updated: February 2017

In 2015, according to EIA, Duquesne Light Co. achieved 87,543 MWh in net incremental savings, representing 0.65% of retail sales. To achieve these savings, Duquesne Light Co.’s demand side management report shows spending of $18,229,000 on electric efficiency programs in 2015, which equates to 2.20% of annual revenue. In 2015, Peoples Natural Gas either did not spend or did not report spending on natural gas efficiency programs. Spending on electricity and natural gas represented in this section covers the entire Pennsylvania service territory, not just Pittsburgh. Duquesne offers electric efficiency incentives and technical assistance to residential and business customers.

The City of Pittsburgh partners with Duquesne Light and PNG through efforts to support energy efficiency throughout the community, including Penn FutureBlack and Gold Goes Green, and GTECH’s ReEnergize Network. The ReEnergize Network brings stakeholders in energy together to progress local energy efficiency concerns, such as energy providers, local government officials, real estate stakeholders, nonprofit partners, and energy auditors. These programs share information, advice and awareness about ENERGY STAR, retrofits, upgrades and utility incentives with residential customers, small businesses and corporations.

Last Updated: January 2017

In 2015, according to Energy Trust of Oregon, PGE achieved 279,129 MWh in net incremental savings, representing 1.58% of retail sales. To achieve these savings, Energy Trust of Oregon and PGE spent $75,586,380 on electric efficiency programs in 2015, which equates to 4.36% of annual revenue. In 2015, NW Natural Gas reported savings of 5.92 MMtherms from natural gas efficiency programs, representing 1.00% of its retail sales. To achieve these savings, NW Natural Gas spent $18,553,017 on natural gas efficiency programs, which are normalized to $32.46 per residential customer. Spending on electricity and natural gas represented in this section covers the entire Oregon service territory, not just Portland. PGE offers electric efficiency incentives and technical assistance to residential and commercial/industrial customers. NW Natural similarly offers natural gas efficiency incentives and programs to residential and business customers.

The City of Portland Clean Energy program leverages strong partnership relationships—including partnerships with PGE, NW Natural, and Energy Trust or Oregon—to deliver technical advice, outreach and marketing support to a variety of energy programs. Portland partners with its energy utilities through Sustainability at Work and Clean Energy Works Portland/Oregon. Sustainability at Work is a partnership between the City of Portland and the utilities. This program offers free assistance to organizations to create sustainable workplaces. Clean Energy Works Portland/Oregon is a whole-home retrofit financing program offering incentives, no-cost services, and on-bill loan products. This program is available to homeowners, renters, and new homes aimed primarily to underserved populations. This program is funded through ARRA, EECBG, DOE’s Better Buildings Neighborhood Program, and a revolving loan fund.

Last Updated: January 2017

In 2015, according to EIA, Narragansett Electric achieved 204,408 MWh in net incremental savings, representing 2.69% of retail sales. To achieve these savings, Narragansett Electric spent $82,851,000 on electric efficiency programs in 2015, which equates to 8.16% of annual revenue. In 2015, Narragansett reported savings of 4.20 MMtherms from natural gas efficiency programs, representing 1.53% of its retail sales. To achieve these savings, Narragansett spent $20,100,000 on natural gas efficiency programs, which are normalized to $77.11 per residential customer. Spending on electricity and natural gas represented in this section covers the entire Rhode Island service territory, not just Providence. Narragansett Electric offers both natural gas and electric efficiency incentives to residential and commercial customers.

At this time, the City of Providence does not have a formal partnership with Narragansett Electric in the form of a jointly-developed or administered energy saving strategy, plan, or agreement. 

Last Updated: January 2017

In 2015, according to Duke Energy Progress, they achieved 322,655 MWh in net incremental savings, representing 0.86% of retail sales. To achieve these savings, Duke Energy spent $48,746,226 on electric efficiency programs in 2015, which equates to 1.41% of annual revenue. In 2015, Piedmont Natural Gas either did not spend or did not report spending on natural gas efficiency programs. Spending on electricity efficiency in this section covers the entire North Carolina service territory, not just Charlotte. Duke Energy Carolinas offers electric efficiency incentives and technical assistance to residential and commercial/industrial customers.

At this time, the City of Raleigh does not have a formal partnership with Duke Energy Progress or Piedmont Natural Gas in the form of a jointly-developed or administered energy saving strategy, plan, or agreement.

Last Updated: January 2017

In 2015, according to VEP&L’s demand side management report, they achieved 83,383 MWh in net incremental savings, representing 0.11% of retail sales. To achieve these savings, VEP&L spent $30,974,000 on electric efficiency programs in 2015, which equates to 0.46% of annual revenue. In 2015, DPU either did not spend or did not report spending on natural gas efficiency programs. Spending on electricity efficiency represented in this section covers the entire Virginia service territory, not just Richmond. VEP&L offers electric efficiency incentives and technical assistance to residential and small business customers.

At this time, the City of Richmond does not have a formal partnership with VEP&L in the form of a jointly-developed or administered energy saving strategy, plan, or agreement.

Last Updated: January 2017

In 2015, according to EIA, Riverside Public Utilities achieved 15,791 MWh in net incremental savings, representing 0.72% of retail sales. To achieve these savings, Riverside Public Utilities spent $3,277,000 on electric efficiency programs in 2015, which equates to 1.08% of annual revenue. In 2015, SoCal Gas reported savings of 18.75 MMtherms from natural gas efficiency programs, representing 0.69% of its retail sales. To achieve these savings, SoCal Gas spent $69,542,878 on natural gas efficiency programs, which is normalized to $12.55 per residential customer. Spending on electricity represented in this section cover all of Riverside. The spending reported on natural gas represented in this section covers the entire SoCal Gas service territory, not just Riverside. Riverside Public Utilities offers electric efficiency rebates and technical assistance to residential and commercial/industrial customers. SoCal Gas similarly offers natural gas efficiency programs to residential and business customers.

SoCal Gas continues to partner with local governments with its energy leader model providing technical assistance for energy efficiency retrofits, strategic planning and reach code support, and more. SoCal Gas operated 26 partnerships with cities or group of cities in 2015.

Last Updated: January 2017

In 2015, according to EIA, SMUD achieved 146,937 MWh in net incremental savings, representing 1.40% of retail sales. To achieve these savings, SMUD’s demand side management report claims $36,660,884 in spending on electric efficiency programs in 2015, which equates to 2.71% of annual revenue. In 2015, PG&E reported savings of 22.00 MMtherms from natural gas efficiency programs, representing 1.19% of its retail sales. To achieve these savings, PG&E spent $74,216,264 on natural gas efficiency programs, which are normalized to $17.60 per residential customer. Spending on electricity and natural gas represented in this section covers the entire California service territory, not just Sacramento. SMUD offers electric efficiency incentives and technical assistance to residential and commercial/industrial customers. PG&E similarly offers natural gas efficiency incentives and technical assistance to residential and commercial customers.

At this time, the City of Sacramento does not have a formal partnership with PG&E in the form of a jointly-developed or administered energy saving strategy, plan, or agreement.

Last Updated: January 2017

In 2015, according to Rocky Mountain Power, they achieved 226,865 MWh in net incremental savings, representing 0.94% of retail sales. To achieve these savings, EIA reported $56,155,000 in Rocky Mountain Power spending on electric efficiency programs in 2015, which equates to 2.72% of annual revenue. In 2015, Questar Gas’s demand side management report stated savings of 7.62 MMtherms from natural gas efficiency programs, representing 0.86% of its retail sales. To achieve these savings, Questar Gas spent $24,187,461 on natural gas efficiency programs, which are normalized to $24.43 per residential customer. Spending on electricity and natural gas represented in this section covers the entire Utah service territory, not just Salt Lake City. Rocky Mountain Power offers electric efficiency incentives and technical assistance to residential and commercial/industrial customers. Questar Gas similarly offers natural gas efficiency tips and resources to residential and incentives to business customers.

Rocky Mountain Power has a strong and successful relationship with Salt Lake City. Much focus has recently been placed on benchmarking within the city to educate customers and seek energy efficiency as a direct educational result. Less than a year ago, Rocky Mountain Power launched a free service for all customers called Resource Advisor which will automatically transfer all energy usage in Energy Star Portfolio Manager for customers. The City of Salt Lake was a key stakeholder in this effort and subsequently gave the utility an award for their efforts. In addition Rocky Mountain Power is a key partner in the Mayor's Project Skyline Challenge and Elevate Buildings initiatives. The utility is also assisting the city in drafting energy efficiency policy initiatives. Questar Gas currently partners with the city on the DOE Better Buildings Energy Data Accelerator program.

Last Updated: January 2017

In 2015, according to CPS Energy, they achieved 101,209 MWh in net incremental savings, representing 0.36% of retail sales. To achieve these savings, their demand side management report showed $44,057,679 in CPS spending on electric efficiency programs in 2015, which equates to 1.90% of annual revenue. In 2015, CPS either did not spend or did not report spending for natural gas efficiency programs. These figures reported cover CPS’s entire service jurisdiction, most of which is within San Antonio proper. CPS Energy offers natural gas and electric efficiency incentives and technical assistance to residential and commercial/industrial customers.

The City of San Antonio has developed the Save for Tomorrow Energy Plan, or STEP. STEP pools funds from various sources to be applied to energy efficiency programs and projects. Additionally, CPS Energy is required to reduce electricity demand by 771 MW between 2009 and 2020.

Last Updated: January 2017

In 2015, according to SDG&E, they achieved 264,350 MWh in net incremental savings, representing 1.63% of retail sales. To achieve these savings, SDG&E reported $105,272,152 in spending on electric efficiency programs in 2015, which equates to 3.11% of annual revenue. In 2015, SDG&E reported savings of 0.10 MMtherms from natural gas efficiency programs, representing 0.03% of its retail sales. To achieve these savings, SDG&E spent $9,507,419 on natural gas efficiency programs, which are normalized to $10.89 per residential customer. Spending on electricity and natural gas represented in this section covers SDG&E’s entire service jurisdiction, not just San Diego. SDG&E offers natural gas and electric efficiency incentives and technical assistance to residential and commercial/industrial customers.

The Local Government Partnership is a formal partnership formed between the City and SDG&E to jointly strategize, plan, and administer energy efficiency and other demand side management initiatives in the City. Energy efficiency projects target electricity, natural gas, and water savings. The City of San Diego partners with SDG&E in promoting many electric and gas efficiency programs available to all sectors of residences and businesses in the city.

Last Updated: February 2017

In 2015, according to PG&E, they achieved 772,000 MWh in net incremental savings, representing 0.90% of retail sales. To achieve these savings, PG&E spent $362,349,996 on electric efficiency programs in 2015, which equates to 2.77% of annual revenue. In 2015, PG&E reported savings of 22.00 MMtherms from natural gas efficiency programs, representing 1.19% of its retail sales. To achieve these savings, PG&E spent $74,216,264 on natural gas efficiency programs, which are normalized to $17.60 per residential customer. Spending on electricity and natural gas represented in this section covers the entire California service territory, not just San Francisco. PG&E offers electric and natural gas efficiency incentives and technical assistance to residential and commercial/industrial customers.

The City of San Francisco partners with its energy utilities through the San Francisco Energy Watch program (SFEW). The partnership runs many energy efficiency upgrade, incentive, technical service, and quality control programs available to single-family residential as well as commercial customers. SFEW is PG&E's longest running local government partnership and has been offering technical services and financial incentives to qualifying commercial customers and multifamily building owners in San Francisco since 2006. The program reaches an average of 462 customers each year and performs over 400 audits per year, and has saved over 180 million kWh since 2006 across over 7500 projects.

Step Up and Power Down is a partnership between PG&E and the City of San Francisco that is helping local businesses take simple actions every day to reduce energy waste. The program has exceeded its enrollment goal with 698 businesses enrolled and its savings goal with 22 million kWh saved.

The Energy Savings Assistance (ESA) Program provides eligible households with free upgrades, providing a safe, comfortable and energy-efficient home. ESA has been provided by PG&E since 1983, and is funded through a public purpose charge on customer utility bills. ESA serves customers at or below 200% of federal poverty guidelines, provides prescriptive measures through a direct install program targeting single family, multi-family and mobile homes, and is available to both owners and renters.

Last Updated: January 2017

In 2015, according to PG&E, they achieved 772,000 MWh in net incremental savings, representing 0.90% of retail sales. To achieve these savings, PG&E spent $362,349,996 on electric efficiency programs in 2015, which equates to 2.77% of annual revenue. In 2015, PG&E reported savings of 22.00 MMtherms from natural gas efficiency programs, representing 1.19% of its retail sales. To achieve these savings, PG&E spent $74,216,264 on natural gas efficiency programs, which are normalized to $17.60 per residential customer. Spending on electricity and natural gas represented in this section covers the entire California service territory, not just San Jose. PG&E offers electric and natural gas efficiency incentives and technical assistance to residential and commercial/industrial customers.

San Jose partners with PG&E to promote and administer the Silicon Valley Energy Watch, which serves all of Santa Clara County with energy efficiency services, outreach, and training. Currently, the City of San Jose advocates to the state for additional energy efficiency program resources through the Local Government Sustainable Energy Coalition, on which the city maintains a board seat.

San Jose partners with PG&E to promote and administer the Silicon Valley Energy Watch (SVEW), which serves a total of fourteen jurisdictions located in Santa Clara County. The purpose of the program is to deliver innovative and comprehensive energy efficiency services and outreach to hard-to-reach customers, specifically local governments, nonprofits, small- and medium-sized businesses, and low-income residents. SVEW's overarching goal is to ensure that its targeted customers take advantage of the range of audits, rebates, and technical support that are offered. SVEW has helped to save over 35 million kWh of energy since its inception. In addition to helping to bring in direct, claimable energy savings, SVEW receives funding to conduct non-resource activities that align with the goals of the California Long-Term Energy Efficiency Strategic Plan adopted by the California Public Utilities Commission in 2008.

A recently launched non-resource project is the Energy Innovation Grant (EIG) Program, which will build the capacity of municipal governments in Santa Clara County to deliver innovative, effective, and replicable projects to encourage the adoption of energy efficient practices among targeted communities and sectors served by SVEW. A total of $180,000 is available for grants through this program in 2017.

Last Updated: February 2017

In 2015, according to Seattle City Light, they achieved 146,017 MWh in net incremental savings, representing 1.60% of retail sales. To achieve these savings, Seattle City Light spent $45,313,380 on electric efficiency programs in 2015, which equates to 6.15% of annual revenue. In 2015, PSE reported savings of 3.24 MMtherms from natural gas efficiency programs, representing 0.41% of its retail sales. To achieve these savings, PSE spent $13,094,000 on natural gas efficiency programs, which are normalized to $16.36 per residential customer. Spending on electricity and natural gas represented in this section covers the entire Washington service territory, not just Seattle. Seattle City Light offers electric efficiency incentives and technical assistance to residential and commercial/industrial customers. PSE similarly offers natural gas efficiency programs to residential and business customers.

Last Updated: January 2017

In 2015, according to Ameren Missouri, they achieved 460,562 MWh in net incremental savings, representing 1.28% of retail sales. To achieve these savings, Ameren Missouri spent $60,000,000 on electric efficiency programs in 2015, which equates to 1.87% of annual revenue. In 2015, Laclede Gas reported savings of 0.70 MMtherms from natural gas efficiency programs, representing 0.06% of its retail sales. To achieve these savings, Laclede Gas spent $1,941,998 on natural gas efficiency programs, which are normalized to $3.20 per residential customer. Spending on electricity and gas efficiency represented in this section covers the entire Missouri service territory, not just St. Louis. Ameren Missouri offers electric efficiency incentives and technical assistance to residential and commercial/industrial customers. Laclede Gas similarly offers natural gas efficiency programs to residential and business customers.

The City of St. Louis participates in the City Energy Project, and in 2016, the City Energy Project recognized St. Louis with an award to promote energy efficiency in large buildings. The City also partners with Ameren Missouri and Laclede Gas through Set the PACE St. Louis, an innovative program that uses PACE financing to help homeowners and commercial, industrial and multifamily property owners access affordable, long-term financing for smart energy upgrades to their buildings. In doing so, it publishes utility incentives and rebates on its website. Laclede Gas also works with city officials on planning future programs that will include residential energy efficiency financing.

Last Updated: January 2017

In 2015, according to TECO, they achieved 31,880 MWh in net incremental savings, representing 0.17% of retail sales. To achieve these savings, TECO spent $27,502,000 on electric efficiency programs in 2015, which equates to 1.37% of annual revenue. In 2015, TECO Peoples Gas reported spending $12,335,245 on natural gas efficiency programs, which is normalized to $37.76 per residential customer. TECO Peoples Gas did report savings on natural gas efficiency programs. Spending on electricity and natural gas represented in this section covers the entire Florida service territory, not just Tampa. TECO offers electric efficiency incentives and technical assistance to residential and commercial/industrial customers. TECO Peoples Gas similarly offers natural gas efficiency programs to residential and business customers.

TECO and Hillsborough County School Board (HCSB) have joint energy efficiency goals. TECO and the HCSB have been collaborating to install thermal energy storage units, lighting retrofit upgrades, chiller units and solar window film. TECO and the HCSB meet monthly to discuss billing & usage patterns, potential energy projects, and conservation programs that could help support implementing energy projects and meeting their energy goals.

TECO and the City of Tampa also have shared energy efficiency goals. The City of Tampa has an internal computer-aided tool they use to monitor controls and optimize performance of their electric operations. TECO’s Account Management team works closely with the City to ensure all their energy needs are addressed. The assigned account manager work as a liaison collaborating energy audits and promoting all conservation programs available.

Last Updated: January 2017

In 2015, according to EIA, VEP&L achieved 83,383 MWh in net incremental savings, representing 0.11% of retail sales. To achieve these savings, VEP&L spent $3,057,000 on electric efficiency programs in 2015, which equates to 0.04% of annual revenue. In 2015, Virginia Natural Gas reported savings of 0.07 MMtherms from natural gas efficiency programs, representing 0.03% of its retail sales. To achieve these savings, Virginia Natural Gas spent $338,658 on natural gas efficiency programs, which are normalized to $1.27 per residential customer. Spending on electricity and natural gas efficiency represented in this section covers the entire Virginia service territory, not just Virginia Beach. VEP&L offers electric efficiency incentives and technical assistance to residential and commercial/industrial customers. Virginia Natural Gas similarly offers natural gas efficiency programs to residential and business customers.

The City of Virginia Beach does partner with VEP&L or Virginia Natural Gas to promote participation in electric or natural gas efficiency programs, especially at community-wide events such as Homearama, Earth Day, and Energy Star Information Night for Congregations. At this time, the City of Virginia Beach does not have a formal partnership with VEP&L or Virginia Natural Gas in the form of a jointly-developed or administered energy saving strategy, plan, or agreement.

Last Updated: January 2017

In 2015, according to PEPCO and DCSEU, together they achieved 57,208 MWh in net incremental savings, representing 0.51% of retail sales. To achieve these savings, PEPCO and DCSEU spent $13,300,507 on electric efficiency programs in 2015, which equates to 1.83% of annual revenue. In 2015, Washington Gas and DCSEU reported savings of 0.07 MMtherms from natural gas efficiency programs, representing 0.88% of its retail sales. To achieve these savings, Washington Gas and DCSEU spent $5,395,764 on natural gas efficiency programs, which are normalized to $36.48 per residential customer. The figures represented here cover all of the District of Columbia. DCSEU offers electric and natural gas efficiency incentives and technical assistance to residential and business customers.

Green Energy DC is the District of Columbia's resource for information on energy efficiency and renewable energy programs, products and services in the District. Green Energy DC is a service of the DDOE. Authorized under the Clean and Affordable Energy Act of 2008 (CAEA), DDOE contracts with a private entity to conduct sustainable energy programs on behalf of the District government. The CAEA also established a DC Sustainable Energy Utility (DCSEU) to be the one-stop resource for energy efficiency and renewable energy services for District residents and businesses.  The DCSEU serves under a performance-based contract with DDOE, with input and recommendations from the DCSEU Advisory Board, and oversight from the Council of the District of Columbia.

The District partners with DCSEU, PEPCO, and Washington Gas to promote participation in the energy efficiency programs. The District’s Department of the Environment (DDOE) conducts outreach on all of its sustainability programs on a regular basis. DDOE also works closely with the DC SEU to refer low-income customers who come in through the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program or the Weatherization ion Assistance Program to the DC SEU for additional energy efficiency services.

In addition, DDOE shares benchmarking data with the DCSEU. The DCSEU uses this raw data to highlight trends and identify customer segments with the greatest potential for cost-effective and significant energy savings. The DCSEU can then use the benchmarking data to target its services and incentives to customers with the greatest need. The DCSEU has been able to utilize the benchmarking data to improve the design of its Commercial & Institutional programs.

Last Updated: January 2017