AUSTIN, Texas (March 9, 2016) – “Energy efficiency programs prove to be the most effective method to generate monetary and energy savings,” said CLEAResult CEO Aziz Virani. “Our report identifies the key trends in energy efficiency that utility companies and their commercial and residential consumers should be aware of as they navigate the changing energy landscape.”
CLEAResult’s Innovation Outlook report will be released annually, and include insights on:
- Trends in energy efficiency programs, such as Demand Response and market mechanisms;
- External influences, such as the new collaborative economy and industry regulations;
- Considerations in customer experience, such as the need for more real-time engagement via social media and text messages;
- The role of Big Data analytics to design more customized energy efficiency programs.
The report explores how the mounting pressure from customers and government agencies to lower energy costs and transition to cleaner energy sources is prompting a deeper review of energy efficiency programs from utilities, a demand for better real-time customer engagement, and the development of new business models to meet these needs while still remaining profitable.
The 2016 State of Energy Efficiency report results from the CLEAResult Energy Forum, an annual gathering of utility companies and energy efficiency experts who meet to discuss best practices and the latest technology that powers energy efficiency.
Read the full report.