Accelerating Coordinated Utility Programs for Grid-Interactive Efficient Buildings: Practitioners’ Perspectives
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Accelerating Coordinated Utility Programs for Grid-Interactive Efficient Buildings: Practitioners’ Perspectives

  • Practitioner perspectives on challenges to and potential solution strategies for the building energy program transition
  • Identifies challenges of deploying effective coordinated energy efficiency, demand flexibility, and demand response utility programs
  • Provides solution strategies to support all stakeholders looking to unlock a GEBs future

What’s in the Report

With the potential to save up to $18 billion in power system costs and 80 million tons of carbon emissions annually, accelerating grid-interactive efficient buildings (GEBs) and associated coordinated utility programs is critical to achieve a modern, carbon-free energy system.

This new study, supported by the U.S. Department of Energy and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, examines the current state of coordinated energy efficiency, demand flexibility, and demand response utility programs that support GEBs, and how programs are transitioning to integrate energy conservation and active management of electricity in buildings for the direct or indirect provision of grid services. By gathering insights from utilities, program administrators, technology solution providers, and regulators about energy program business models and regulatory frameworks, the study aims to support all stakeholders looking to unlock a GEBs future.

Download the report and case studies to learn about the barriers to and potential solution strategies for this building energy program transition.

Interested in a case studies-only download? See: Accelerating Coordinated Utility Programs for Grid-Interactive Efficient Buildings Case Studies.

Accelerating Coordinated Utility Programs for Grid-Interactive Efficient Buildings: Practitioners’ Perspectives