Regulators across the country are relying on conservation-potential assessments to guide their policy decisions. Models based on macroeconomic analysis, end-use forecasting and accounting...
An article by Renz Jennings et al. (Jan. 15, 1995), "DSM Programs Must Target Consumers, Not Just Technology," unintentionally implies that information from the national Database on Energy Efficiency Programs (DEEP) project "is not always available to the program analysts involved in designing, implementing, and evaluating programs conducted by their own organization." Nothing could be further from the truth. The DEEP project is committed to disseminating our findings to a wide audience, with the explicit objective of making an impact on the design, implementation, and evaluation of demand-side management programs (DSM).
In 1994, we completed a comprehensive assess-ment of the cost and performance of 20 commercial lighting programs, The Cost and Performance of Utility Commercial Lighting Programs. This report was sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), with the support of the Bonneville Power Administration, The Energy Foundation, the Rockefeller Family and Associates, the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, and the Electric Power Research Institute.
Over 500 copies have been distributed free of charge to DSM practitioners, and DOE recently prepared a concise summary that will be distributed even more broadly. We have also presented our results in numerous industry forums, including the 1994 Summer Study sponsored by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy. In the near future, we plan to prepare and distribute reports on the total cost and measured performance of residential new construction programs and the largest 1992 commercial-sector DSM programs. We will continue to publish our findings as well as present them at major national conferences and in archival literature.
DEEP Project Manager
Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory
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