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.