This report will provide states with model community solar consumer protections to ensure equitable outcomes for low-income participants.
Future Electric Utility Regulation According to the Partnership for Southern Equity, equity is just and fair inclusion, and energy equity is the fair distribution of the benefits and burdens of energy production and consumption. In the context ofelectric utility regulation, equity can be a goal, tool, or metric. For example, the primary goal of electricity…
Smart thermostats – also referred to as wifi thermostats – are promoted as a measure that can produce substantial household energy savings and increased comfort and convenience for residential utility customers, beyond less costly traditional programmable and nonprogrammable thermostats. Interest in smart thermostats as a promising energy savings measure has increased in recent years as…
The Massachusetts Low-Income Energy Affordability Network (LEAN) is an association of nonprofit agencies that coordinate the delivery of government and utility-funded energy efficiency services to low-income utility customers throughout Massachusetts. Since 1997, LEAN’s member agencies have delivered energy efficiency upgrades to more than 100,000 low-income Massachusetts households. Still, up to 200,000 low-income homes still need…