Behavioral Program Evaluation

Behavioral energy efficiency programs seek to encourage improvements in energy efficiency simply by providing users with feedback and actionable insight on their own energy usage or modifications to improve their energy savings.

We have evaluated many different types of behavioral programs and are well versed in approaching each behavioral program as unique and identifying the ideal analysis. We have experience employing both difference-in-difference and post-only methodologies to analyze behavioral program energy savings. During the course of our evaluation activities, we provide real-time feedback to support program optimization.

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Program Types

Home Energy Reports (HERs)

HERs programs provide unique reports to each customer, comparing their power bills against those of similar-sized homes in their neighborhood. They also provide tips for modifying behaviors that would lead to increased energy conservation

In-Home Energy Assessments

Energy consultants conduct audits with the customers and provide them personalized checklists of the items examined, with recommendations for reducing energy use and ways to save money on their electricity bill.

Usage Alerts

These programs automatically notify customers, either at a mid-cycle point or if usage exceeds a designated amount, on their energy usage.

Business Energy Reports (BERs)

BERs programs, which are similar to HERs programs, provide unique reports to each business that compares their power bills against similar business sizes and types.

Online Energy Assessments

The programs provide customers with online self-serve home energy assessments tools to perform comprehensive energy assessments of their home. Customers can compare their use with similar homes, track their energy use over time, look at their billing history and discover specific ways to lower their electric bills.