Energy Efficiency

Providing options to help manage customer-side energy consumption and power demand can be important aspects of utility resource planning. Utilities can offer incentives or design rates to help customers utilize their electricity resources more efficiently. Energy efficiency (EE) generally refers to devices (measures) that use less energy to provide the same or better service (e.g., efficient windows will result in lower energy consumption of a home while increasing comfort levels).

Demand response (DR) is another aspect of managing consumption. However, DR programs assist in managing peak demand (kW) rather than overall consumption (kWh). DR can help with utility load aspects such as peak-shaving and load leveling.

EES Consulting has assisted a wide array of utilities with their energy efficiency and demand side planning efforts. We can work with your staff to optimize energy efficiency resources and budgets.