Energy Efficiency

Energy Efficiency

Towards the End of Demand Growth

1st Edition - February 14, 2013
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  • Author: Fereidoon Sioshansi
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780123978790
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Energy Efficiency: Towards the End of Demand Growth is a detailed guide to new energy efficiency technologies and policy frameworks affecting the profitability of efficiency projects. The contributions drawn together by F.P. Sioshansi feature insights from recognized thought leaders, detailed examinations of evolving technologies, and practical case studies yielding best practices for project planners, implementers and financiers. This volume challenges the "more is better" paradigm in energy production, examining efficiency technologies and measurement across the supply chain.

Key Features

  • Comparative financial analysis of efficiency vs. increased generation
  • Case studies from four continents highlight the examples of successful technologies and projects
  • Explains how existing and developing regulatory frameworks  impact cost and implementation

Readership

Primary: Systems, Power and Electrical Engineers, regulators and business professionals working at electric utilities, and on power systems.

Secondary: Policy makers; economists; investors; graduate students & post-grad researchers studying energy production.

Table of Contents

  • About the Authors

    Foreword. Is Zero Energy Growth in Our Future?

    Preface

    Introduction

    1 Electricity Demand Growth

    2 Theme of the Book

    3 Organization of the Book and Chapter Summaries

    Part I: End of Demand Growth is within Reach

    Chapter 1. Will Energy Efficiency make a Difference?

    1 Introduction

    2 Mind the Gap, the Energy Efficiency Gap

    3 What Scope for Energy Efficiency?

    4 What Energy Future?

    5 Conclusions

    Chapter 2. Utility Energy Efficiency Programs: Lessons from the Past, Opportunities for the Future

    1 Introduction

    2 A Brief History of U.S. Utility Energy Efficiency Efforts

    3 Why Do Utilities Invest in Energy Efficiency?

    4 Recent Efforts in Leading States

    5 Key Lessons Learned

    6 Long-Term Efficiency Opportunities

    7 Issues to Address

    8 Program Strategies for the Future

    9 Moving Forward

    10 Conclusions

    References

    Chapter 3. A Global Perspective on the Long-term Impact of Increased Energy Efficiency

    1 Introduction

    2 Literature Review

    3 Data and Methodology

    4 Empirical Results

    5 Conclusions

    Annex

    References

    Chapter 4. Carpe Diem – Why Retail Electricity Pricing must Change Now

    1 Introduction

    2 Breaking the Addiction to Electricity

    3 Self-Generation Becomes the Norm

    4 Industry Implications

    5 Possible Responses

    6 Conclusions

    References

    Chapter 5. Is There an Energy Efficiency Gap?

    1 Introduction

    2 Background Facts on Energy Demand

    3 Evidence on Returns to Energy Efficiency Investments

    4 Investment Inefficiencies that Could Cause an Energy Efficiency Gap

    5 Policy Implications

    6 Conclusions

    Appendix A Model of Investment in Energy Efficiency

    References

    Further Reading

    Part II: The – Frustratingly Slow – Evolution of Energy Efficiency

    Chapter 6. Making Cost-Effective Energy Efficiency Fit Utility Business Models: Why has It Taken So Long?

    1 Introduction

    2 A Broken Business Model

    3 Toward a New Utility Business Model

    4 Conclusions

    Chapter 7. The Evolution of Demand-Side Management in the United States

    1 Introduction

    2 Origins and Evolution of Demand-Side Management

    3 The Intellectual Dispute Regarding the Energy Gap and its Hidden Assumptions

    4 The DSM Past is Energy Efficiency’s Prologue

    5 Conclusions

    Acknowledgments

    References

    Chapter 8. China: Energy Efficiency Where it Really Matters

    1 Introduction

    2 Modeling Methodology

    3 Aggregate Energy and Emissions Modelling Results

    4 Residential Buildings Sector Findings

    5 Commercial Buildings Sector Findings

    6 Industrial Sector Findings

    7 Transport Sector Findings

    8 Electricity Sector Findings

    9 Sensitivity Analyses

    10 Conclusions

    References

    Chapter 9. Rapid Growth at What Cost? Impact of Energy Efficiency Policies in Developing Economies

    1 Introduction

    2 Drivers of Electricity Consumption in ASEAN

    3 Projected Electricity Consumption and Conservation of ASEAN Economies

    4 Measures and Policies to Narrow the Efficiency Gap

    5 Conclusions

    Appendix A Income Elasticity of Electricity Consumption of ASEAN Economies

    Appendix B List of Recent Singapore Government Incentive Schemes and Programs for Energy Efficiency

    References

    Part III: Case Studies of Low-Energy Communities and Projects

    Chapter 10. The Prospect of Zero Net Energy Buildings in the United States

    1 Introduction

    2 From a Steady State Economy to Zero Net Energy

    3 Zero Net Energy Initiatives in the United States

    4 Planning for Zero Net Energy

    5 Conclusions

    Acknowledgments

    References

    Chapter 11. What If This Actually Works? Implementing California’s Zero Net Energy Goals

    1 Introduction

    2 An Overview of California Zero Net Energy Policy

    3 Pathways to the 2020 and 2030 Goals

    4 Imagining Zero Net Energy at Scale

    5 Conclusions

    Acknowledgments

    References

    Chapter 12. Zero Net Energy At A Community Scale: UC Davis West Village

    1 Introduction

    2 Background and Context

    3 Energy Efficiency Strategies

    4 On-Site Energy Generation

    5 Other Sustainability Elements

    6 Conclusions

    References

    Chapter 13. Crouching Demand, Hidden Peaks: What’s Driving Electricity Consumption in Sydney?

    1 Introduction

    2 Where have all the kWh Gone?

    3 The Usual Suspects

    4 Prices and their Accomplices

    4.8 Impact of Building Regulation – BASIX

    5 Conclusions

    Acknowledgments

    References

    Chapter 14. From Consumer to Prosumer: Netherland’s PowerMatching City Shows The Way

    1 Introduction

    2 PowerMatching City

    3 The Role of End-Users

    4 Conclusions

    References

    Chapter 15. Back to Basics: Enhancing Efficiency in the Generation and Delivery of Electricity

    1 Introduction

    2 Overview of Electricity Use in Production and Delivery of Electricity

    3 Electricity Use in Power Plants

    4 Electricity Use in Electric Transmission and Distribution Systems

    5 Conclusions

    References

    Chapter 16. Smarter Demand Response in RTO Markets: The Evolution Toward Price Responsive Demand in PJM

    1 Introduction

    2 Defining Price Responsive Demand

    3 Linking Wholesale Prices to Retail Prices

    4 Translating PRD into Reduced Capacity Obligations

    5 PRD Places Demand on the “Demand-side” of the Market

    6 Operating Visibility and Reliability with PRD in Energy Market Operations

    7 PRD in the Reliability Pricing Model Capacity Market

    8 Effect of PRD on Market Demand for Capacity to Maintain Resource Adequacy Reliability

    9 Technology and Regulatory Developments as Necessary Conditions for PRD

    10 Regulatory Push for Value from AMI Through Dynamic Retail Rates

    11 PRD is Simpler and Reduces Administrative and Transaction Costs that are Associated with Demand Response

    12 Conclusions

    Part IV: Opportunities and Remaining Obstacles

    Chapter 17. Shifting Demand: From the Economic Imperative of Energy Efficiency to Business Models that Engage and Empower Consumers

    1 Introduction

    2 Energy Efficiency and Economic Productivity

    3 How Big is the Energy Efficiency Resource?

    4 The Shifting Utility Market

    5 The New Business Model

    6 Conclusions

    References

    Chapter 18. What Comes After the Low-Hanging Fruit?

    1 Introduction

    2 Improved HVAC Energy Efficiency

    3 Behavior Change

    4 Conclusions

    References

    Chapter 19. Energy Convergence: Integrating Increased Efficiency with Increased Penetration of Renewable Generation

    1 Introduction

    2 Typical Characteristics of Residential Technology Pathways

    3 Specific Technology Pathway Example: High R Walls

    4 Technology Pathways Involving Multiple Technology Choices

    5 Future Opportunities and Challenges for Zero Net Energy Homes and Communities

    6 Conclusions

    References

    Chapter 20. Energy Efficiency Finance, A Silver Bullet Amid the Buckshot?

    1 Introduction

    2 Decoupling

    3 Energy Efficiency Resource Standards

    5 Summary of New Financing Mechanisms

    6 Conclusions

    References

    Chapter 21. The Holy Grail: Consumer Response to Energy Information

    1 Introduction

    2 Energy Information Feedback Physical Infrastructure

    3 Standards

    4 Consumer Data Privacy and Protection

    5 Results of Customer Pilots and Programs

    6 Conclusions

    Chapter 22. Trading in Energy Efficiency – A Market-Based Solution to Market Failure, or Just Yet Another Market Failure?

    1 Introduction

    2 A Conceptual Framework for Trading Energy Efficiency

    3 Experience with Energy Efficiency Trading

    4 Possible Lessons for Policymakers

    5 Conclusions

    References

    Chapter 23. The Ultimate Challenge: Getting Consumers Engaged in Energy Efficiency

    1 Introduction

    2 What’s the Problem?

    3 What is the Solution?

    4 Does Customer Engagement Matter?

    5 Connexus Case Study

    6 Conclusions

    Epilogue. How Do We Get There From Here?

    Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 688
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2013
  • Published: February 14, 2013
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780123978790
  • eBook ISBN: 9780123978875
  • About the Author

    Fereidoon Sioshansi

    Fereidoon Sioshansi
    Fereidoon Sioshansi is President of Menlo Energy Economics, a consulting firm focused on the rapid transformation of the electric power sector. He is the editor and publisher of EEnergy Informer, a monthly newsletter with international circulation. His professional experience includes working at Southern California Edison Co. (SCE), Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), NERA, and Global Energy Decisions. Since 2006, he has edited 13 books published by Academic Press; the latest, Variable generation, flexible demand, was published in 2021

    Affiliations and Expertise

    President, Menlo Energy Economics, San Francisco, CA, USA