Database of Screening Practices

The DSP provides information regarding state cost-effectiveness screening practices for ratepayer-funded electric and natural gas energy efficiency programs. States can use the DSP to learn about other states’ practices, and to readily access and better understand policies, processes, and studies that support assumptions used by states in their benefit-cost analyses (BCA). The DSP can also help to identify where and how states are using the National Standard Practice Manual to guide their BCA practices.

Access the Database here.

About the Database

  • A living document with information from 52 jurisdictions (50 states, Washington D.C., and Puerto Rico), the DSP was last updated April 1, 2021.
  • DSP content is based on the best available information at the time of research, including interviews with state regulatory staff.

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DSP (v1) was created and populated by Synapse Energy Economics, with input from ACEEE and NESP Advisory Group members. Updates and v2 migration were managed by Alaina Boyle, former E4TheFuture project manager, with support from former interns Devin Hubbard and Aisha Tipnis. Thanks also to reviewers Tanuj Deora, Uplight; Greg Ehrendreich, MEEA; and Grace Relf, ACEEE.