Cost-Effectiveness Tests for Evaluating Utility Programs

CEE hosted Marty Kushler, Senior Fellow at ACEEE, to present on the current state of cost-effectiveness tests for evaluating utility programs. Cost-effectiveness tests have been an important part of the regulatory framework for utility-funded energy efficiency programs in Minnesota. Marty covers the basics of the existing tests, as well as recommendations for how Minnesota might improve on its current framework.

In addition, we heard from CEE's Carl Nelson on the relationship between cost-effectiveness tests and Minnesota's shared-savings mechanism for utility incentives for energy efficiency achievements, and Jamie Fitzke on the impact that pending changes in Minnesota's valuation of CO2 will have on the calculation of cost-effectiveness tests.

View all presentations below.