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Energy Efficiency: Leading the Way

“This (save-a-watt model) is a simple, brilliant idea. It has the ability to fundamentally change what we do in the United States.” – Former President Bill Clinton

Duke Energy is helping to lead energy efficiency efforts both nationally and internationally.

  • National Action Plan for Energy Efficiency (NAPEE) – Jim Rogers serves as co-chair of this organization, which presents policy recommendations for an aggressive and sustainable national commitment to energy efficiency. Several other company leaders are involved in key components of the NAPEE process.
  • Alliance to Save Energy – Jim Rogers also serves as co-chair of this organization, which helps implement energy efficiency forums and legislative advocacy efforts in Washington.
  • Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) Energy Efficiency – Duke Energy Vice President of Energy Efficiency Ted Schultz and Chief Technology Officer David Mohler serve on EPRI’s executive advisory committee for energy efficiency. They are leaders in the discussion on innovative services that are possible with a new business model and advanced technologies.
  • The Clinton Global Initiative – In 2007, Duke Energy led a consortium of eight utilities committing to increase investments in energy efficiency to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, pending the approval of the save-awatt model or similar regulatory action. Offered in conjunction with the Clinton Global Initiative, the utilities also spearheaded the creation of the Institute of Electric Efficiency to advance best practices in energy efficiency. The Edison Electric Institute is implementing the Institute of Electric Efficiency in 2008.