SAG Successes Fact Sheet Version 1.0 (final; added 8/13/15)
To provide an Illinois-specific “Successes Fact Sheet” including an overview of energy efficiency accomplishments by Program Administrators (Ameren IL, ComEd, the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, Nicor Gas, and Peoples Gas-North Shore Gas) pursuant to Section 8-103, 8-104 and 16-111.5B of the Public Utilities Act. Version 1 of the Successes Fact Sheet covers Electric Program Years 1-6 and Gas Program Years 1-3. SAG participants are considering updating the Successes Fact Sheet with a Version 2 in 2019.
Background and Sources:
SAG convened a Successes Subcommittee in early 2015 to collect and share data on energy efficiency program successes in Illinois. Information included in Successes Fact Sheet Version 1 is based on data provided by Illinois Program Administrators. Energy efficiency program data can also be found on the Evaluation Documents page and Quarterly Reports page.
Additional footnotes (reverse side):
- The reason for ComEd’s lifecycle savings drop from EPY4 to EPY5 is because of the measure life of lighting. During EPY1-4, 9 years was used, but this dropped in PY5 to 5.2 years for standard CFLs due to the release of IL-TRM Version 1.0.
- The Successes Fact Sheet does not include voluntary programs offered prior to the start of Electric Program Year 1 (Section 8-103, Public Utilities Act) and Gas Program Year 1 (Section 8-104, Public Utilities Act).
Successes Fact Sheet Version 1 Meetings
Subcommittee Meeting #1 (Tuesday, March 3)
Subcommittee Meeting #2 (Tuesday, March 17)
Subcommittee Meeting #3 (Tuesday, April 16 Teleconference)
Subcommittee Meeting #4 (Tuesday, April 28 Teleconference)
- Attendee List and Meeting Notes
May Large Group SAG Meeting (Monday, May 11)
- Report-out on draft Successes Fact Sheet (see May 11 Meeting Materials)
Subcommittee Meeting #5 / SAG Teleconference (Wednesday, May 20)
- EE Jobs Discussion – “The Many Links Between Energy Efficiency, Jobs and a Robust Economy,” John A. “Skip” Laitner, Economic and Human Dimensions Research Associates
- Attendee List and Meeting Notes
Subcommittee Meeting #6 (Monday, July 15 11:00 am – 12:30 pm Teleconference)
- Follow-up on EE jobs issue and sections for consideration in final EE Successes Fact Sheet.
June Large Group SAG Meeting (Tuesday, June 23)
- Updated report-out on draft Successes Fact Sheet (see June 23 Meeting Materials)
Resources (provided by various participants):
- Draft Subcommittee Plan
- MEEA Advocacy Toolkit – Illinois
- Clean Jobs Illinois: An In-Depth Look at Clean Energy Employment in Illinois (March 2014); Additional E2 Resources
- Clean Jobs Illinois Survey, 2014
- Clean Energy Works For Us
“EE Successes” Examples:
- ComEd EE Portfolio Factsheet
- Efficiency Vermont 2012 Annual Highlights
- Efficiency Vermont 2013 Annual Highlights
Resources (provided by MEEA):
- Focus on Energy Calendar Year 2013 Evaluation Report
- Focus on Energy Calendar Year 2012 Economic Impacts Report
- Michigan E.O. Programs Statewide Report
- Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance’s Economic Impacts Reports
- Assessing National Employment Impacts of Investment in Residential and Commercial Sector EE: Review and Example Analysis (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, June 2014)
ARRA Job Creation Methodologies (Summary provided by MEEA):
Council of Economic Advisers (2009)
- $1 of government spending creates 1.6 times as many job-years as a dollar of tax cuts and 1.3 times as many job-years as a dollar of state fiscal relief: Government spending requires $92K to create one job-year; Tax cuts requires $145K to create on job-year; and State fiscal relief requires $116 per job-year.
- Indirect and induced jobs are entirely in the private sector.
- For typical government spending projects, 64% of job-years represent direct and indirect jobs while 36% represent induced effects.
State agencies asked to use $92K for ARRA reporting.
- This is what agencies were asked to use for ARRA job creation calculations.
- Does not take into account differences in wages and other costs across types of projects and geography.
- Only direct jobs reported (direct government or subcontractor jobs).
- Reported jobs created (new position) and jobs retained (position that would have been eliminated without ARRA).
- Direct reporting requirements only cover 1/3 of recovery funds as ARRA included about $271 billion in direct government investment spending. Does not capture tax cuts, state fiscal relief, and transfer payments.
Ameren IL Case Studies:
Ameren IL Videos:
Nicor Gas Customer Success Stories:
Peoples Gas-North Shore Case Studies:
Resources Provided by Metropolitan Mayor’s Caucus:
- The Greenest Region Impact 2015 (Final)
- Illinois County Magazine Article
- DCEO Illinois Energy Now – Schaumburg Community Spotlight
Resources Provided by Elevate Energy:
- Forbes article: “Study: Energy Efficiency in Apartments Could Save $3.4 Billion”
- Fortune article: “Inside a Chicago green building success story”
- Chicago Tribune article: “Apartments get energy makeovers”
- WBEZ article: “Getting landlords to make energy efficiencies”
- Midwest Energy News: “Chicago group sells landlords on benefits of energy efficiency”
- Chicago Tribune: “Chicago wants to help you upgrade your draft apartment”
- Case Studies: Multifamily (4305 Augusta); Multifamily (5800 Michigan); Multifamily (6731 S. Jeffery); Multifamily (7549 Essex); Multifamily (7600 Bosworth); Multifamily (Colonial Park); Multifamily (Humbolt Building); Multifamily (Morris); Multifamily (Westwood); Nonprofit (First United Methodist); Nonprofit (Little City); Nonprofit (Maria Shelter); Nonprofit (North Suburban YMCA); Nonprofit (Pat Crowley House); Small Multifamily (1120 S. Elizabeth); Small Multifamily (2520 Francisco); Small Multifamily (2920 Diversey)