- NEW: Advocating for Public Power Weatherization – Laws requiring Public Power utilities to offer programs.
- Catalog: Features and Results of Utility-W.A.P. Partnerships – updated continuously. Also includes case studies of important programs from the catalog.
- EOS: The Local Weatherization Survey of PY 2000 Leveraged Resources and Weatherization Plus – The only national survey of what local Weatherization programs actually DO with their leveraged resources.
- Promising Practices in Utility/W.A.P. Combined Programs
- EOS: Utility/WAP Combined Programs – Advice from Peers Introduction and The Best Designs for Utility – WAP Programs: A List of Do’s and Don’ts – Summarizes successes and failures in early utility partnerships with W.A.P. Contact info for the now-wiser peer advisors is included.
- Integrating WAP with Other Efficiency Programs: the Do’s and Don’ts – Presentation by Dave Rinebolt
- EOS: Demand Side Management Opportunities for W.A.P. – Introduces programs in which Weatherizers are reimbursed through conventional utility demand-reduction programs
- EOS: How Do Utility Residential Energy Efficiency Programs for Low- and Moderate-Income Consumers Work Now? What Makes Them Effective? – The nature and results of several utility-funded efficiency programs are described providing a framework for effective partnerships.
- Utility Efficiency Program Designs – Link to a selection of evaluations of low-income energy programs, by APPRISE, Inc. including programs in CO, NJ, OH, and PA. Also, see their Multi-state overview of the results of a variety of rate-payer funded affordability programs.
- EOS: Program Features: California’s Low-Income Energy Efficiency (LIEE) Program – program provides no-cost weatherization services to low-income households who meet income guidelines.
- KEMA Inc. Report for CA Public Utility Commission (CPUC): Final Report on Phase 2 Low Income Needs Assessment – This Phase characterized and assessed the energy-related needs of CA’s low income population, developed baseline estimates of the potential for CARE and LIEE, and made recommendations on appropriate and effective methods for meeting energy-related needs.
- CPUC’s LIEE page
- EOS: Program Features: Pennsylvania’s Low-Income Usage Reduction Program (LIURP) – Program goals, history, basic outline of LIURP, funding and costs are provided.
- Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania Inc. Universal Service and Energy Conservation Plan – This proposed plan for years 2002 through 2005 contains a historic overview, comparison with previous plan, recommend revisions to current plan, delineated program responsibilities, budgets and program descriptions.
- Coordination Between Utility and DOE Low-Income Weatherization: What do Public Utility Commissioners Need to Know? by Theo MacGregor and Jerrold Oppenheim – A short report based on interviews with actual state utility regulators.
- EOS: What Weatherizers Need to Know – Strategic issues for managers of Weatherization Plus programs: a typology of utility funding, program models and the case for coordinated delivery with W.A.P.
- EOS: Weatherization PLUS Major Home Repair Can Produce Better Results for Payment-Troubled Utility Customers – This paper explores options on how to target Weatherization to make utility bills more affordable, the connection between energy bills and housing quality, how to augment program designs for better results, comprehensive program delivery elements, and efficient local coordination of priorities.
- Meeting Essential Needs: The Results of a National Search for Exemplary Utility-Funded Low-Income Energy Efficiency Programs – Descriptive profiles of the 24 utility-funded low-income energy efficiency programs selected by ACEEE to represent leading examples in the field. A best practice is “work with WAP”.
- Integrated Program Results
- Report on 2005 Universal Service Programs & Collection Performance by the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission – includes performance assessments for the seven major electric distribution companies and the eight major natural gas distribution companies and also contains performance measures for the Philadelphia Gas Works.
- Ohio Percentage of Income Payment Plan (PIPP) – A presentation by Dave Rinebolt
- Evaluation of Low-Income Program in Wisconsin – Overview of programs, evaluation plan summary, key findings and recommendations for further exploration
- New Jersey Percentage of Income Payment Plan – NJ Board of Public Utilities order establishing a universal service fund
- LIHEAP Energy Burden Evaluation Study by APPRISE – assesses the extent the LIHEAP program is serving the lowest income households that have the highest energy burdens. This study determined program effectiveness using targeting performance measures and identified procedures for updating energy burden statistics in the future.
- Bibliography of Evaluations of Energy Affordability Programs
- State-by-State Overview of Low-Income Programs in Restructuring Legislation, Regulation, and Implementation History – LIHEAP Clearinghouse website.
EOS: Reports on Energy Affordability Programs and on Research Relevant to Program Performance (pdf) (2008)
Evaluation of Low-Income Program in Wisconsin (pdf) (2002)
Programs for ALL Low-Wage Workers and Retirees with Unaffordable Bills (pdf) (2007)
Percentage of Income Payment Plan (PIPP):
New Jersey Percentage of Income Payment Plan (pdf) (2003)
Ohio Percentage of Income Payment Plan (PIPP) (ppt) (2006)