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Rethinking Energy Efficiency as a Carbon Resource (Sept 2020)
This report explores the key policy and program changes needed to deliver more energy efficiency as a low-cost and flexible resource that is complementary to deep carbon reductions goals and increased electrification. The future of energy efficiency will include new data-driven, customer-centric programs that can accommodate increased electrification and that can be deployed to meet time- and location-dependent grid management needs and clean energy goals.
Electric Company Carbon Emissions and Electricity Mix Reporting Database for Corporate Customers (June 2020)
This EEI database provides carbon dioxide emissions intensity rates and resource mix information, accounting for renewable energy certificates, for delivered electricity by electric distribution company. Corporate customers can use the data to calculate their Scope 2 emissions, supporting disclosure of their carbon-related sustainability goals.
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Electric Company Green Tariff Programs (2020 Update)
This brief provides updates on the growing role and importance of green tariffs to meet corporate customer needs; recently developed green tariffs; and the design attributes of green tariffs that are important to corporate customers. As of August 2020, 36 electric company green tariff programs were approved or pending in 21 states, offering customers more than 10,200 megawatts of carbon-free energy.
Technology Partner Roundtable
Anterix delivers game-changing connectivity for critical infrastructure, including next-generation communications platforms to support utilities’ grid modernization and cybersecurity strategies. Anterix partners with utilities and ecosystem vendors to build secure, reliable, cost effective, and customer LTE solutions on its 900 MHz licensed nationwide spectrum.​
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Tech Buzz
Ameren partners with Anterix to lease broadband spectrum and strengthen grid communication for clean energy
Consumers Energy partnering with Uplight and Google to provide 100,000 smart thermostats to Michigan households during pandemic
Together with electric company partners, Powerley has driven more than 100 million customer interactions, deepening customer loyalty and increasing engagement
Eversource and Oracle Utilities-Opower partner on analytics that identify vulnerable communities and at-risk customers
More than 150 utility executives honor Sensus’ FlexNet network with Best Smart Utility Solution Award
Electric Companies Are Committed to a Clean Energy Future: 10 Things You Should Know
April 2020
Electric companies are committed to investing in a clean energy future. In 2019, nearly 40 percent of all electricity generated nationwide came from zero-emission sources like nuclear, hydropower, wind, and solar. Carbon dioxide emissions from electricity generation were 33 percent below 2005 levels at the end of 2019. Investments in wind and solar energy accounted for 61 percent of all electricity capacity additions in the U.S. in 2019.
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Energy Efficiency Trends in the Electric Power Industry (2008-2018)
March 2020
This report explores how energy efficiency (EE) programs are a win-win, helping customers to save energy and electric companies to reduce their carbon emissions. In 2018 EE programs saved 211 TWh of electricity, avoided the generation of 149 million metric tons of carbon dioxide, and saved enough electricity to power 26 million U.S. homes for one year. IEI believes that EE expenditures and savings will continue to grow over the next decade as long as participation in EE programs remains an easy option for customers.
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Electric Company Green Offerings Are Evolving For Corporate Customers
December 2019
This infographic provides 10 facts on how electric companies are increasing the size of their green offerings to meet growing corporate customer sustainability goals. For example, 25 investor-owned electric companies offered more than 4 GW of renewable energy through green offerings in 24 states as of 2019.
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