Development of Energy Efficiency Decoupling Pilot Programs

A client interested in the proliferation of energy efficiency requested assistance in persuading regulated utilities and the PUCO in establishing a decoupling pilot. Decoupling encourages energy efficiency measures while diminishing the throughput incentive, resulting in increasing the value of customer investments in energy efficiency and providing the utility the opportunity to collect all Commission-approved costs and rates of return. Working with Commission Staff and utility experts, the successful collaboration produced pilot programs with two of Ohio’s largest investor-owned electric utilities.