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Wilson Efficiency Testimony for NC IRP 2010


Are North Carolina utilities really committed to energy efficiency, or just doing enough to skate by? On March 17, 2010, John D. Wilson, SACE’s Director of Research testified before the North Carolina Utilities Commission on the Integrated Resource Planning of all state utilities to address this question. John’s testimony focused on the concerns and opportunities in the realm of energy efficiency specifically for Duke and Progress Energy. He explains that North Carolina utilities are not considering the full potential of energy efficiency over the 15-year planning period, and that their methods for comparing energy efficiency to power plants put energy efficiency at a disadvantage. From a planningperspective, energy efficiency continues to be left in a “second-class status.”NC_IRP2009_WilsonTestimony_EE.pdf