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Incentives/Policies for Renewables & Efficiency

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Electric Efficiency Standard   

Last DSIRE Review: 06/19/2014
Program Overview:
State: Indiana
Incentive Type: Energy Efficiency Resource Standard
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Dishwasher, Refrigerators, Lighting, Lighting Controls/Sensors, Chillers , Boilers, Heat pumps, Central Air conditioners, CHP/Cogeneration, Compressed air, Roofs, Motor VFDs, Custom/Others pending approval, Led Exit Signs, Room Air Conditioners, Commercial Refrigeration Equipment, Food Service Equipment, Electricity Demand-Side Reduction Measures, LED lighting,
Applicable Sectors: Investor-Owned Utility, Retail Supplier
Electric Sales Reduction0.3% GWh reduction of 2009 energy sales for 2010
Annual requirements increase to 2.0% reduction of prior year's energy sales by 2019
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Date Enacted:
Date Effective:
IURC Cause No. 42693
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Date Enacted:
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S.B. 340

Note: In March 2014, S.B. 340 became law, leading to the end of Indiana's Electric Efficiency Standard. Under S.B. 340, the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission may not "extend, renew, or require the establishment of an efficiency program" under the demand-side management program order issued in December 2009, and beginning in January 2015 they cannot require utilities to meet a goal or target this order specified. 

In December 2009, the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission's (IURC) ordered utilities to establish demand-side management (DSM) electric savings goals leading to 2.0% reduction of electricity sales by the year 2019. Utilities under IURC jurisdiction must file three-year DSM plans, beginning in July of 2010, which indicate progress and plans for reaching the annual incremental electricity savings targets.

Electricity Sales Reduction

The IURC established an electricity savings goal of incremental annual sales reduction over the previous three year average electricity sales. Each year's benchmark is set by the preceding three year average electricity consumption, beginning July 1 of that year. After obtaining 2.0% reduction by the year 2019, the electricity sales reduction percentage holds at 2.0% for every year thereafter.

Calendar Year Electric Sales Reduction
2010 0.3%
2011 0.5%
2012 0.7%
2013 0.9%
2014 1.1%
2015 1.3%
2016 1.5%
2017 1.7%
2018 1.9%
2019 2.0%


Demand-side management plans shall be filed on July 1 in 2010, 2013, 2016, and 2019, with annual supplemental updates in the interim periods. Utilities that do not meet the electricity reduction goals must demonstrate to the IURC how they plan to alter or add programs to increase savings.

DSM Programs

In July 2011, IURC selected a third party administrator (July 2011 Order) to administer, evaluate, measure, and verify the core DSM programs. Separately, the 2009 ruling identified five core programs that utilities must provide. Programs are funded using a DSM and Energy Efficiency Program Cost Rider. Utilities are free to develop and administer other DSM programs, but must provide the five core programs:

In 2012, utilities, the Indiana Office of Utility Consumer Counselor, and the Citizens Action Coalition collaborated to form Energizing Indiana in order to administer the core efficiency programs for participating utilities. Some utilities administer their own efficiency programs either in addition to or separate from the Energizing Indiana programs.


  Bradley Borum
Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission
Indiana Government Center South
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Phone: (317) 232-2304
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