Insights into EISA 2020: a gradual decline or a steep cliff?
November 29, 2018 - 1:00 PM EST
Utility program changes due to Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA) lighting standards are no surprise. It’s been a hot topic on the mind of utilities, implementers and evaluators alike. And while the long-term impacts will mean diminished savings from traditional “go-to” sources, the near-term effects are yet to be determined. The new standards are set to go into place in 2020 (depending on who you talk to), raising baselines associated with screw-in LED technology, however, not all utilities are taking the same path. EISA standards are still somewhat undefined and other extraneous factors such as shifts in the demand curve, manufacturing specifications, and technical resource manual updates, complicate the movement toward adoption.
To better understand the issues in play for adopting EISA standards, the movement toward new baselines and other major program updates, research was conducted to understand these topics. An evaluation of TRMs, current program plans and surveys with manufacturers, other vendors, evaluators, and utilities will provide a starting point for program changes and the movement toward market transformation.
- Understand the immediate future of programs and technologies due to the upcoming EISA changes.
- Learn how to develop strategies and plans to help mitigate potential portfolio energy saving impacts.
- Understand state variations in EISA standard implementation to help inform TRMs (where they exist), regulators and evaluators.
- Gain insights into what is next through next generation program design and offerings.
Aron Jarr, Franklin Energy
Kyle Kichura, LC, Franklin Energy
Katie Parkinson from Apex Analytics, LLC
Rick Morgan, Morgan Marketing Partners