Star-Telegram, June 2015
“The future success of demand response is bolstered not only by the state’s growing population and the need for reliable power for new residents, but also by a new study that shows significant possible savings.
A recently released analysis by the South-central Partnership for Energy Efficiency as a Resource found that just a few consumers reducing their electricity use on only five days in 2012 and 2013 could have lowered power costs for all Texans by $209.6 million. These savings are only the ‘tip of the iceberg,’ said the SPEER analysis, which also noted that the two years studied were actually ‘mild years.’
Savings during more extreme weather years, such as 2011 when Texans experienced one of the hottest summers in decades, ‘would be significantly higher,’ the report stated.”