Philadelphia’s Benchmarking and Energy Use Program

Energy efficiency is expected to be a key compliance option for states under the Clean Power Plan because it can minimize cost impacts to consumers and utilities. For states using a rate-based emissions target, efficiency gains will need to be documented in comparison to an energy baseline to count toward compliance. For states using a mass-based emissions target, documenting efficiency gains will be important to ensure states and utilities are enacting effective efficiency programs and making progress toward long-term goals.