The Energy Efficiency Business Model Users Group is open to all EEI members. The Group's purpose is to share information about energy efficiency business models and regulatory incentive policies; particularly, the use of simulation tools to assess the rate and financial impacts of alternative models and policies.
The Group is an outgrowth of the EEI Energy Efficiency Initiative.
- Building Sustainable Efficiency Businesses
By The Brattle Group. This report documents the results of the EEI Efficiency Business Models Project, which was undertaken to help members develop new efficiency businesses by illustrating how to evaluate the rate and financial impacts of alternative business models.
Shareholder Incentive Model (ShareIM)
The Shareholder Incentive Model (ShareIM) was built as part of the EEI Efficiency Business Models Project to help members build new efficiency businesses. ShareIM evaluates four different, prototypical incentive mechanisms and their financial, rate, and customer impacts. Each business model analyzes an incentive mechanism to reward energy efficiency efforts undertaken by either a utility or a utility-owned, regulated energy service company (ESCO), and an accompanying approach dealing with recovery of program costs and lost fixed revenues as applicable.
Group members can use a dedicated list server to ask questions and to offer comments among themselves and Drs. Joe Wharton and Bente Villadsen of The Brattle Group
, who developed the generic simulation tools posted here. To join the list server, contact Eric Ackerman of the EEI staff at 202-508-5528, or firstname.lastname@example.org