From the Board

Dear Reader,

We’re pleased to present you with the CEE 2016 Annual Report. As you click through the pages and view 2016 achievements, be mindful of the fact that our collaborative advances are brought about by those who invest on behalf of ratepayers to deliver cost-effective market impact. We’re very proud to facilitate the transforming work of the Consortium, work that reflects the expertise, care, and consideration of a $9 billion industry.

As the energy landscape continues to change profoundly across the United States and Canada, members develop perspective and direction from carefully crafted initiative portfolios and important strategic relationships. These foundational elements serve a broad spectrum of value during dynamic times. While CEE continues its important pursuit of accelerating US and Canadian markets for energy efficient products and services, we do so ever mindful of the enhanced value of locational and timely efficiency. The CEE Board has been ahead of the curve in addressing newly enabled capability to support an efficient and modern grid. Our purposeful innovation is coming to fruition—and serving our ultimate constituent, the customer.

Our stringent standards are consistently focused on customer perspectives and our initiatives build strategies around overcoming market barriers to efficiency. Many initiatives require that participants have trade education or demonstrable marketing programs. CEE connected specifications have been cognizant of the data required to support customer engagement platforms for relevant products. In order to influence customer behavior, CEE developed a social science framework to define useful efficiency techniques. We now examine behavioral persistence to help predict and measure change.

CEE is a 26-year success story of addressing the challenging aspects of savings opportunities, then exploring the most impactful potentials through the 15 CEE Initiatives. CEE members meet their own goals while making efficient products, services, and systems available binationally. As you read, notice how each initiative addresses a key energy end use, keeps pace with current conditions, and meets member needs with feasible, cost-effective strategies.

If you administer programs, your organization’s business model rests in part on market forces outside of your control. CEE members band together, positioning themselves to influence markets, lift their programs, and bring the benefits of energy efficiency to the utility, the customer, and society. If you are an industry partner, efficiency stakeholder, or government agency, know that your input is essential to CEE market impact.

Enjoy this report and let us know what you think.

Michael Stockard,
Board Chair, Oncor


Edward Wisniewski,
Executive Director, CEE