On-Bill Repayment

On-Bill Repayment: Unlocking the Energy Efficiency Puzzle, by Environmental Defense Fund. Although this report focuses on California, it lays out a basic framework for financing energy efficiency improvements through utility bills which could be applicable to Texas and Oklahoma.  From the report: “An OBR program allows building owners to repay investments for eligible energy efficiency and renewable electricity generation projects through their monthly utility bills. The loans would be underwritten and financed by private, third-party capital. OBR can work for single-family, multi-family and commercial buildings, whether they are owner occupied or leased.  An OBR program can mobilize billions of dollars in private capital for energy efficiency investments … providing consumers net economic savings and reducing the need to invest in costly generation.”