The reliability of DSM impact estimates

PDF Version Also Available for Download.

Description

Demand-side management (DSM) critics continue to question the reliability of DSM program savings, and therefore, the need for funding such programs. In this paper, the authors examine the issues underlying the discussion of reliability of DSM program savings (e.g., bias and precision) and compare the levels of precision of DSM impact estimates for three utilities. Overall, the precision results from all three companies appear quite similar and, for the most part, demonstrate reasonably good precision levels around DSM savings estimate. The conclude by recommending activities for program managers and evaluators for increasing the understanding of the factors leading to DSM ... continued below

Physical Description

23 p.

Creation Information

Vine, E.L. & Kushler, M.G. May 1, 1995.

Context

This article is part of the collection entitled: Office of Scientific & Technical Information Technical Reports and was provided by UNT Libraries Government Documents Department to Digital Library, a digital repository hosted by the UNT Libraries. More information about this article can be viewed below.

Who

People and organizations associated with either the creation of this article or its content.

Authors

  • Vine, E.L. Lawrence Berkeley Lab., CA (United States)
  • Kushler, M.G. Michigan Public Service Commission, Lansing, MI (United States)

Sponsor

Publisher

Provided By

UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Serving as both a federal and a state depository library, the UNT Libraries Government Documents Department maintains millions of items in a variety of formats. The department is a member of the FDLP Content Partnerships Program and an Affiliated Archive of the National Archives.

Contact Us

What

Descriptive information to help identify this article. Follow the links below to find similar items on the Digital Library.

Description

Demand-side management (DSM) critics continue to question the reliability of DSM program savings, and therefore, the need for funding such programs. In this paper, the authors examine the issues underlying the discussion of reliability of DSM program savings (e.g., bias and precision) and compare the levels of precision of DSM impact estimates for three utilities. Overall, the precision results from all three companies appear quite similar and, for the most part, demonstrate reasonably good precision levels around DSM savings estimate. The conclude by recommending activities for program managers and evaluators for increasing the understanding of the factors leading to DSM uncertainty and for reducing the level of DSM uncertainty.

Physical Description

23 p.

Notes

OSTI as DE98001371

Source

  • 7. international conference on energy program evaluation: uses, methods and results, Chicago, IL (United States), 23-25 Aug 1995

Language

Item Type

Identifier

Unique identifying numbers for this article in the Digital Library or other systems.

  • Other: DE98001371
  • Report No.: LBL--36917
  • Report No.: CONF-950817--
  • Grant Number: AC03-76SF00098
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 567358
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc693830

Collections

This article is part of the following collection of related materials.

Office of Scientific & Technical Information Technical Reports

Reports, articles and other documents harvested from the Office of Scientific and Technical Information.

Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI) is the Department of Energy (DOE) office that collects, preserves, and disseminates DOE-sponsored research and development (R&D) results that are the outcomes of R&D projects or other funded activities at DOE labs and facilities nationwide and grantees at universities and other institutions.

What responsibilities do I have when using this article?

When

Dates and time periods associated with this article.

Creation Date

  • May 1, 1995

Added to The UNT Digital Library

  • Aug. 14, 2015, 8:43 a.m.

Description Last Updated

  • April 5, 2016, 10:38 a.m.

Usage Statistics

When was this article last used?

Yesterday: 0
Past 30 days: 0
Total Uses: 4

Interact With This Article

Here are some suggestions for what to do next.

Start Reading

PDF Version Also Available for Download.

Citations, Rights, Re-Use

Vine, E.L. & Kushler, M.G. The reliability of DSM impact estimates, article, May 1, 1995; California. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc693830/: accessed December 11, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.