America's electric companies saved 87.8 billion kilowatthours (kWh) of electricity in 2010 through energy-efficiency programs—breaking the record of 77.9 billion kWh set in 2009, according to the Energy Information Administration's (EIA's) Electric Power Annual 2010
. The amount of electricity saved in 2010 could power more than 7.5 million homes for one year.
Electric companies are utilizing new technologies that empower customers to use energy more wisely, and they are helping their customers reduce their electricity usage and control their energy bills with energy-efficiency programs.
Between 1989 and 2010, electric company efficiency programs saved 1,171 billion kWh of electricity. That's enough electricity to power nearly 102 million average U.S. homes for one year.