Distributional Equity Analysis: Advisory Committee

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The clean energy transition is an opportunity to improve affordability of electricity services and access to distributed energy technologies for historically underserved communities. While a growing number of states are adopting energy equity and affordability goals, they need assistance to design and implement affordability and equity assessments for energy efficiency and distributed energy resource (DER) programs and evaluate program impacts. Building on the conceptual DEA frameworks developed by the National Energy Screening Project and the Energy Equity Project, Berkeley Lab and E4TheFuture are developing a practical, how-to guide on designing and implementing distributional equity analysis for energy efficiency and DER programs.

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Materials from the advisory committee meetings are posted here. We will upload presentations from additional meetings as they are held. We anticipate posting the final guidance document by year end 2023. The Distribution Equity Analysis Advisory Committee is composed of organizations representing energy equity and climate justice advocates; consumer advocates, public utility commissions, state energy offices, distributed energy resource and environmental advocates, and evaluation, measurement and verification experts; and academia, national laboratories, and federal agencies. 

Author affiliations: Tim Woolf, Alice Napoleon – Synapse Energy Economics, Natalie Mims Frick, Lisa Schwartz – Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Julie Michals, – E4TheFuture





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