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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 Smart Meter Deployments: Foundation for a Smart Grid (2019 Update)
December 2019
This report provides examples of how electric companies are leveraging information to improve grid operations, integrate distributed energy resources, and provide new customer solutions from more than 88 million smart meters deployed in the U.S. through end of 2018, covering early 70 percent of U.S. households. Based on survey results and approved plans, estimated deployments are expected to reach 98 million smart meters by the end of 2019 and 107 million by year-end 2020.
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