The Southern Alliance for Clean Energy is a leader in advancing Energy Efficiency throughout the Southeast. We promote cost-effective utility-funded energy efficiency programs to reduce customer utility bills, stimulate local job creation, and reduce the need for fossil fuel power plants. We participate in formal regulatory proceedings, collaborative working groups, and long-range utility resource planning. SACE is committed to ensuring the benefits of energy efficiency are equitably distributed, especially for those who struggle with the cost of their monthly energy bills.
SACE is pleased to release our 2018 energy efficiency report. In 2017, utility-administered efficiency programs in the Southeast eliminated 2,375 GWh of energy waste, cut CO2 emissions by over 1 million tons, and achieved 11,206 MW of peak energy-saving capacity. Duke Energy is the 2017 regional leader, responsible for over half of those savings (1,260 GWh).
All across Tennessee, low-income families are put in a difficult situation due to high energy burdens. The term “energy burden” refers to the portion of household income spent on energy bills. In Tennessee, some residents are paying as much as 20% of their annual income on their energy bill.
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