Active Efficiency

Focus Areas

Dive deeper into the Collaborative’s projects.

The opportunities for growth and exploration within Active Efficiency are vast. Each year the Collaborative will select a handful of timely focus areas to explore. In 2020, the Collaborative looked into Beneficial Electrification and Grid Opportunities and Guiding Principles for Next-Generation Performance-based Utility Program Models. Explore the focus areas.

Explore the focus areas of the Active Efficiency Collaborative

We’re pleased to release the Collaborative’s 2020 projects: Beneficial Electrification and Grid Opportunities and Guiding Principles for Next-Generation Performance-based Utility Program Models. Explore these resources by clicking on the modules below.

As the Collaborative grows, so will our focus areas. In 2021, the Collaborative will be exploring ways to accelerate the scale-up of markets for Active Efficiency, policy opportunities to advance Active Efficiency, a platform to ensure equitable economic outcomes with Active Efficiency, opportunities to accelerate smart buildings, and a workshop exploring EM&V to assess performance of demand flexibility in buildings.

Beneficial Electrification and Grid Opportunities

Beneficial electrification is accelerating in energy markets across the world. Efforts to electrify power grids are driven by multiple factors, ranging from technological innovations in end-use technologies, connectivity, and digitalization, to consumer interest and policy objectives such as cost savings, climate emissions reductions, and resilience.

Guiding Principles for Next-Generation Performance-based Utility Program Models

Performance-based utility programs are utility energy efficiency programs that deliver energy savings and/or demand flexibility by providing incentives for measured and verified energy and demand reductions over a specified time period.