Energy efficiency programs are operated under contract by the Sustainable Energy Utility (SEU), which is focused on lowering energy use and peak demand, increasing renewable energy generation, and promoting green jobs among District residents and businesses. In 2015, the SEU released its 2015 Annual Report, blowing passed benchmark goals— with $92.6M in lifetime energy cost savings, 95 new full-time equivalent jobs for District residents, and peak demand reductions of 8,625kW.
The District’s Department of Energy and Environment has been a leading force for innovation in the buildings sector, working closely with the DC Sustainable Energy Utility. Energy efficiency is a core part of the District’s Sustainable DC Task Force Report.
In 2016, the District released its Climate and Energy Plan. The plan includes an extensive commitment to energy efficiency and provies concrete recommendations for increasing savings attributable to the Sustainable Energy Utility.
D.C. has also entered the grid modernization arena, with its Investigation into Modernizing the Energy Delivery System for Increased Sustainability (Case No. 1130).
Policy & Program Information
|District Department of Environment, Energy Administration|
|Sustainable Energy Utility (SEU)|
|The Clean and Affordable Energy Act of 2008|
|Energy Smart DC|
|Energy Smart DC Plan Overview|
|SEU Advisory Board|
|State Documents and Key Info- District of Columbia|
|U.S. Department of Energy|
Washington D.C. at a Glance
|Direct Jobs in Energy Efficiency||14,681|
|Electric Program Expenditures||$13.3 million|
|Gas Program Expenditures||$5.4 million|
|Per Capita Expenditures||$27.81|
|Electric Savings||53,724 MWh|
|Electric Savings as Percent of Retail Sales||0.48%|
|Gas Savings||920,966 therms|
|Gas Savings as Percent of Retail Sales||0.29%|