2017 CEE Annual Industry Report

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Twelve years ago, the Consortium initiated a survey of members and other efficiency program administrators to discover the size and momentum of the industry by measuring program budgets and impacts. Since 2006, the survey has grown in scope, adding Canadian programs and standardizing the format in 2007, and joining forces with major collaborator AGA in 2009. Since then, each year has seen consistent collection of information, deepening the efficiency picture. By coordinating the two organizations’ information needs, AGA and CEE have developed a more comprehensive reporting process with a lower burden on respondents.

In providing an annual trend analysis of demand side management budgets, expenditures, and savings, the CEE Annual Industry Report powerfully maps program administrator data into an aggregate and visible picture that CEE members, thought leaders, and policy makers value. The 2017 Annual Industry Report represents data from the vast majority of large efficiency program administrators—306 utility and nonutility program administrators from every US state, the District of Columbia, and eight Canadian provinces. It is the most extensive known research on energy efficiency program funding and impacts. CEE and AGA work directly with program administrators on data collection and quality assurance efforts, under conditions of trust and confidentiality, resulting in more consistent and accurate data than when collected from a variety of sources. Because of this reputation, CEE members, federal agencies, industry organizations, evaluators, and others who need a reliable source of energy efficiency trends use CEE data.

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