Database of State Efficiency Screening Practices (DSESP)

A Resource of the NESP


The purpose of the DSESP is to provide information regarding state cost-effectiveness screening practices for ratepayer funded electric efficiency programs. States can use the DSESP to learn about other states’ practices, and readily access and better understand policies, processes, and studies that support assumptions used by states in their benefit-cost analyses.

March 24, 2019:  The complete DSESP now contains information through 2020 for 52 states and jurisdictions. As NESP receives feedback and continues research, information on state practices and guidance documents will be updated, alongside additions including underlying studies and methodologies used to estimate a range of utility and non-utility system impacts.
Users can now download a companion glossary document below for ease of terminology review while working in the DSESP.

Download the DSESP
Download the DSESP Companion Glossary
Most recent update: March 24, 2020
Next update expected: August 2020

ACEEE Topic Brief (July, 2019): “A New Tool to Improve Energy Efficiency Practices: The Database of State Efficiency Screening Practices (DSESP)