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National Association of Energy Service Companies

Policy Priorities

Highlights of NAESCO State Advocacy Activities

  • Represented ESCO interests in utility energy efficiency program design proceedings in California, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, South Carolina, Indiana, Illinois and Ohio. Total value of incentives under discussion in these states is more than $2 billion per year.
  • Met with Jim Rogers, CEO of Duke Energy, which has utility subsidiaries in North Carolina, South Carolina, Kentucky, Ohio and Indiana, to negotiate the structure of Duke's Save-a-Watt energy efficiency programs. Attended a series of follow- up meetings with Duke staff and Coalition including ACEEE, NRDC, Southern Alliance for Clean Energy, North Carolina Sustainable Energy Association, Environmental Defense and CERES. Provided program analysis for discussion used in meetings.
  • Worked with a coalition of North Carolina environmental and consumer groups, and with the NC Energy Services Coalition, on the implementation of the Renewable Energy Portfolio Standard (REPS) legislation, which contains substantial energy efficiency provisions.
  • Worked to integrate a new Pay-for-Performance program into the New Jersey State Energy Master Plan and the next cycle of statewide energy efficiency programs.
  • Monitoring the development of new performance contracting initiatives in Georgia.
  • Continued work with the California Department of General Services to re-launch the state building performance contracting program. The DGS program lead, Roy McBrayer, addressed the NAESCO Annual Conference.
  • Protested to DCAM the changes in the existing performance contract program and the contract terms in Massachusetts. Monitored the results of the first RFP in which there was apparently only one bidder. Future work on this issue may include working with DCAM to revise the program rules to help the state accomplish its goals of building the ESCO industry while protecting state interests in ESPC projects.