Workshop Process on
Cost-Effectiveness Screening of Heating and Process-Fuel Efficiency Measures

Cost-effectiveness screening refers to the process used to compare the costs and benefits of specific energy efficiency investments.  Vermont's Energy Efficiency Utility ("EEU") performs this screening in order to help customers make investments whose benefits exceed their costs.

In 2008, new legislation was enacted that directed the EEU to use certain revenues to deliver energy efficiency services to heating and process-fuel consumers (prior to this date, the EEU's efficiency services were aimed solely at electricity consumers).  During discussions regarding implementation of these new services, questions arose regarding the cost-effectiveness screening of heating and process-fuel efficiency measures.  These questions are related to whether the methodology and assumptions incorporated in the current cost-effectiveness screening tool that is used by Efficiency Vermont in reviewing electric efficiency measures are appropriate when evaluating heating and process-fuel efficiency measures, given that the current screening tool has evolved over time based on decisions made by the Public Service Board ("Board") in the context of electric and natural gas energy efficiency programs. 

The Board issued a memorandum on April 16, 2009, scheduling a workshop to discuss issues associated with the cost-effectiveness screening of heating and process-fuel efficiency measures.  Attendees at that workshop recommended that the Board explore these issues further through a workshop process.  This page provides information regarding this workshop process.

Schedule for Workshops and Filings (see Board memos re next steps for workshop topics)

Board Orders and Memos

Participants' Filings and Presentation Materials