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City of Loveland Home Energy Report Program Surveys: Final Report

Loveland Water and Power has partnered with a company called Opower to deliver customized energy reports to residential customers displaying home energy use, energy use of similar homes and energy tips. Approximately 60% of Loveland Water and Power’s customers currently receive the Home Energy Reports. Loveland Water and Power is interested in obtaining…

SCE Home Energy Efficiency Survey Evaluation Report PY2010-2012

To identify opportunities for improvements to the UAT strategy, SCE contracted with Cadmus to conduct a process evaluation of key 2010-2012 UAT residential components.2 This report is based upon completing the following research tasks to assess the UAT status, the Home Energy Advisor (HEA) online audit, and the Online Buyers…

Impact & Persistence Evaluation Report Sacramento Municipal Utility District Home Energy Report Program 2008-2011

This report presents the results of an impact evaluation study conducted by Integral Analytics (IA) on Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD)’s Home Electricity Report program. The Home Electricity Reports provided feedback on electricity consumption in the home compared to similar neighbors. The reports also provided tips on how each household…

Massachusetts Cross-Cutting Behaviroal Program Evaluation Integrated Report

This report serves as the third annual impact and process evaluation of the Massachusetts Behavior/Feedback Programs and Pilots. This evaluation falls under the Massachusetts CrossCutting Program Evaluation conducted by Opinion Dynamics with subcontractors Navigant Consulting and Evergreen Economics.

2013 Load Impact Evaluation of Southern California Edison’s Peak Time Rebate Program

This report provides the 2013 ex post and ex ante load impact estimates for Southern California Edison’s (SCE) Peak Time Rebate (PTR) Program, which is called the Save Power Day (SPD) program. SCE’s PTR program is designed to encourage residential customers to reduce load by responding to the availability of a rebate during…

Behavioral Assumptions in Energy Efficiency Potential Studies

This paper is one of a series of white papers commissioned by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) to address topics in energy use and behavior. It considers the behavioral assumptions in energy efficiency potential  studies, and options for modifying and supplementing these assumptions, using recent California energy efficiency potential…

Behavioral Assumptions Underlying Energy Efficiency Programs for Business

This white paper examines the behavioral assumptions underlying utility sponsored energy efficiency programs offered to businesses in California. It describes how assumptions about business decision making (that are built into the design of these programs) can affect the ability of these programs to foster increased investment in energy efficient technology. Historically,…

Green with Envy: Neighbor Comparisons and Social Norms in Five Home Energy Report Programs

This is a paper for the 2012 ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings.  The paper covers the topic of home energy reports run by vendors such as OPOWER. 

Do They Care How Much Their Neighbors Use: Lessons Learned from SMUD’s Normative Messaging Pilot

This presentation discusses SMUD's Normative Messaging Pilot program which compares home energy use to neighbor's energy use.

Categories and Types of Energy Efficiency Program Evaluation

This document provides an overview of the different types of energy efficiency program evaluation,, including the two basic categories of formative and outcomes, as well as the smaller evaluation categories that comprise those to main groups.