Date: May 18, 2017
Time: 12:00 EDT
Price: FREE

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A number of states have provided incentives for utilities and/or the regulatory model to increase energy efficiency in recent years.Energy efficiency has long been thought of by utilities as a means to increase customer satisfaction and engagement, but can it be a growth engine to utility investors? Under traditional cost of service regulation, energy efficiency is typically a drag on earned returns and shareholder value, but a number of states have updated the old regulatory model to incentivize utilities to help their customers use less. In many states, utilities receive performance incentives but are they enough to make a difference? In several states that have reformed their approach, energy efficiency is being treated like an asset, generating a return for investor owned utilities. Is this replicable? Would it lead to greater investments in efficiency and lower overall system costs? Which states are leading the way? Some of them will surprise you.

Join this webinar to learn about:

  • How energy efficiency and other distributed energy resources (DERs) could be used to lower overall costs to customers and increase shareholder value simultaneously
  • Which states are innovating to align financial interests of their utilities with those of customers
  • Regulatory frameworks for promoting customer empowerment and energy efficiency
  • Investor-owned utility business models that utilize energy efficiency as a means to increase earned returns

Webinar Thought Leaders


Doug Lewin

VP Regulatory Affairs and Market Development


Peter Kind

Executive Director
Energy Infrastructure Advocates LLC

ModeratorH. Christine Richards

H. Christine Richards

Research Director


Manish Rukadikar

Manager – Strategy
DTE Energy