Since 2006, CEE has surveyed efficiency program administrators to document trends in the size and impact of the industry. By pointing to the aggregate current year budgets and prior year expenditures and savings, members envision an industry working across jurisdictional boundaries, and stakeholders picture a powerful market force.
CEE and the American Gas Association (AGA) work directly with program administrators on data collection and quality assurance efforts, under conditions of trust and confidentiality, resulting in more consistent and accurate data than when collected from a variety of sources. The report includes information on 2020 budgets and 2019 expenditures and impacts, aggregating responses from more than 300 demand side management (DSM) program administrators across the industry. US and Canadian aggregate data is published on both energy efficiency and demand response. Electric and gas programs are broken out by customer class. Many respondents are able to give more detailed data by program type.