Project Title:

Identifying Effective Utility Regulatory Policies

Principal Investigator:

Patrick Gurian
Jin Wen

Co-Investigators:

Liam Hendricken
Michael Hamilton

Collaborators:

United Technologies, Inc.
Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania

Funding Agency:

Department of Energy sponsored EEB HUB administered by Penn State University

Funding Period:

February 2013 – January 2014

Abstract:

State-mandated ratepayer-funded energy efficiency programs are one of the primary mechanisms for promoting energy efficiency retrofits. In this project Drexel is working with collaborators at the EEB HUB to identify effective components of such programs, such as demonstrations, targeted incentives and information campaigns, etc., that can be used to more effectively promote energy efficiency. Drexel will conduct building energy simulation modeling to assess the effectiveness of different energy conservation measures and will survey market participants to identify the extent of participation expected for different types of programs. By comparing both the modeling and survey results we will be able to identify which measures have potential but require support from utility programs.

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