Pilots are the superstars of the flying world. Pilot efficiency programs, on the other hand, are a much less known, but equally awesome, superstar of the energy efficiency world.
Such documentation can go a long way in developing a sound technical analysis. At the very least, presenting this information can eliminate the initial email or phone call to the customer asking, “What are you doing?”
Energy efficiency (EE) programs operated by utilities are funded by tariff (utility bill) riders . However, some customers prefer to opt-out of such programs and avoid paying the EE riders.
Open Automated Demand Response (OpenADR) is one technology to dispatch demand reduction resources in a cost effective, prioritized manner.
Proper documentation is also essential for smooth operation of energy efficiency programs. It ensures that implementation is consistent and helps evaluators focus on their main goal of improving the program.
TRMs usually provide a single location for all of the baseline and technical assumptions, equations, and requirements which utilities and implementers have developed for their prescriptive (deemed) savings values.
On-Bill Financing can be an excellent tool to assist utilities in accomplishing their energy efficiency goals cost effectively. Customers benefit with less hassle for securing capital through third parties.