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ERIC Number: EJ832448
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0270-4676
The Sustainable Energy Utility (SEU) Model for Energy Service Delivery
Houck, Jason; Rickerson, Wilson
Bulletin of Science, Technology & Society, v29 n2 p95-107 2009
Climate change, energy price spikes, and concerns about energy security have reignited interest in state and local efforts to promote end-use energy efficiency, customer-sited renewable energy, and energy conservation. Government agencies and utilities have historically designed and administered such demand-side measures, but innovative third-party administrative models present new options to finance, market, and deliver sustainable energy services to energy end-users. This study outlines the concept of a new third-party administrative model, a sustainable energy utility (SEU), with the potential to achieve deep energy efficiency savings and a high penetration of customer-sited renewable energy. An SEU is characterized by central coordination, comprehensive programs, flexible incentives, financial self-sufficiency, competitive procurement, and a focus on delivering energy services rather than commodity energy. (Contains 2 tables and 7 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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