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Decoupling Policies: Options to Encourage Energy Efficiency Policies for Utilities

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Elizabeth Doris, Roger Taylor, Joel Eisenberg, David Posner
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This document discusses how decoupling can be a win-win strategy to both utility companies and their customers by breaking the link between electricity and gas sales and revenue. A well-designed decoupling plan helps keep utility profits steady and customers’ energy costs in check—and it removes the disincentive for utilities to promote energy efficiency programs.