Report: Less than 1/3 of utility customers enroll in energy management programs

A new survey conducted by the Association for Energy Services Professionals finds customer participation in utility energy management programs is still fairly low — but is growing by double-digits in some service territories.

The study found that only 31% of the consumers had participated in a utility-run energy management program. Participation rates ranged widely, from 1% to 80%, with an average participation of 17%.

The survey, conducted in partnership with Essense Partners, is one of four that will be released this year. Other topics to be examined include: energy efficiency jobs, distributed energy resources, and the Internet of Things.

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