California’s three investor-owned utilities are among the nation’s top ten when it comes to energy efficiency programs, according to a report by the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy on June 14.
The top two investor-owned utilities in the nation were Eversource and National Grid, which both operate in Massachusetts.
Pacific Gas & Electric came in third, Southern California Edison sixth, and San Diego Gas & Electric seventh. The top two investor-owned utilities in the nation were Eversource and National Grid, which both operate in Massachusetts.
The report found that while California utilities have a lot of efficiency programs, the programs of the Massachusetts utilities were more targeted and performed better. Both of the Massachusetts utilities achieved better than 3 percent sales reductions through efficiency, compared to savings of just 1.48 percent at PG&E and 1.36 percent at both Edison and SDG&E.
The two Massachusetts utilities also spent more of their total revenue on efficiency—at better than 10 percent—than their California counterparts, which spent around just 3 percent of their revenue on