The True Value of Energy Efficiency Savings

By Cynthia A. Arcate 12 March, 2013
For many years, energy efficiency companies and consumer advocates have argued that the forecasts by ISO New England of energy growth were overstated because they did not fully reflect the impact of efficiency programs implemented by the New England states. Now, a major breakthrough has occurred. The most recent ISO long term forecast of growth in energy demand shows a greatly reduced amount of electricity needed in the region. This is the result of the successful energy efficiency programs in

AG Wise in Effort to Lower Transmission Costs

By Cynthia A. Arcate 3 October, 2011
While the cost of electricity has fallen dramatically over the last two years as a result of the drop in natural gas prices, the delivery part of your electric bill (transmission and distribution company charges) has been going up significantly. The distribution charges have been going up for a variety of reasons: New state mandates on energy efficiency and renewable energy as well as long-delayed rate cases with the expiration of rate plans. I’ll write more at another time about