Smart Grid News 8 August 2013.
Decoupling and its cousin lost revenue adjustment are ways to reduce the dis-incentive for utility energy efficiency (EE) programs. EE reduces the power sold by a utility. Without decoupling or a similar mechanism, the utility gets less revenue.
IEE Report Profiles State Energy Efficiency Regulatory Frameworks
With electric utility company energy efficiency budgets up 80 percent since 2007, more and more states are adopting policy frameworks that enable utility companies to pursue efficiency as a sustainable business. In its newest report, “State Electric Efficiency Regulatory Frameworks, July 2012,” IEE presents the latest findings on these state policies.