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Re: Energy Conservation Incentives from Electric Companies



Title: Re: Energy Conservation Incentives from Electric Companies
Thomas, the Citizens Utility Board worked out a decoupling agreement with Wisconsin Public Service (Green Bay), which is piloting a similar effort in NE Wisconsin that bears watching. Talk with Charlie Higley (608-251-3322) if you need more specifics...

http://www.jsonline.com/business/32574489.html

On 2/10/09 10:49 AM, "Vinson, Thomas" <tvinson@uta.edu> wrote:


The President was discussing restructuring electric bills “like California” to reward people for conservation.  
What they do is, the utility is able to make money not just on how much energy it sells, but it's also able to make money on how much energy its customers save.”

 Full text of this discussion is here:  
http://www.treehugger.com/files/2009/02/country-with-cheapest-clean-energy-will-win-economic-competition-of-future.php
 
Does anyone have details on how California’s structure works? Are there similar efforts outside of California. I vaguely recall a Swiss company doing this.  
 
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