|Title||Ratepayer-Funded Energy-Efficiency Programs in a Restructured Electricity Industry: Issues and Options for Regulators and Legislators|
|Year of Publication||1998|
|Authors||Eto, Joseph H., Charles A. Goldman, and Steven M. Nadel|
|Keywords||electricity markets and policy group, energy analysis and environmental impacts department|
Electric industry restructuring requires state regulators and legislators to re-examine the purposes served by and the continuing need for ratepayer-funded energy-efficiency programs, as well as the mechanisms to collect funds for these programs and the institutions appropriate to administer them. This paper offers background to these issues and a series of recommendations based on analysis of recent state experiences.