Energy Waste Reduction Potential Study

2016 PA 341, Sec. 6t requires the Commission, among other things, to conduct an assessment of the potential for energy waste reduction in this state and identify what is economically and technologically feasible, as well as what is reasonably achievable. The results of the energy waste reduction potential study are to inform modeling assumptions for utilities to integrate into their IRP proceedings.

The formal portion of the statewide IRP modeling assumption process is scheduled to begin August 18, 2017 and conclude by December 18, 2017. The informal portion of this stakeholder outreach effort will begin immediately and conclude in July 2017 with the submission of a draft staff proposal to be filed in the IRP Modeling Parameters docket once it is initiated.  

Staff will seek input through follow-up discussions and meetings with stakeholders on approaches to meeting these requirements, including how best to leverage existing energy waste reduction potential studies.


  • Completed a statewide energy waste reduction potential study in August the with stakeholder input
  • Three stakeholder meetings
       One of these meetings was a session with LBNL
  • Incorporated into the larger IRP scenarios and assumptions report

Task Reports

2017 November
2017 August
2017 July
2017 June

Task Events

May 1, 2017

 Stakeholder Update
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) Slides
        LBNL Video 1 - IRP Overview
        LBNL Video 2 - Energy Waste Reduction in IRP
        LBNL Video 3 - Demand Response in IRP
        LBNL Video 4 - Uncertainty in IRP 

April 17, 2017 Agenda | Presentation
March 17, 2017 AgendaPresentation

Task - Related Documents

2017 August- Final Results of EWR Supplemental Potential Studies
2017 July- Preliminary EWR Potential Estimates for LP w/ Aggressive Program Scenarios
2017 June- Stakeholder Responses to Staff Request for Supplemental Information
2017 May- Stakeholder Comments on Staff Proposed Alternate Scenarios
2017 April- Stakeholder Comments Potential Studies
2017 March- Staff EWR potential study questions to DTE-CE
2017 – Annual incremental MWHs savings as % of Sales – CE and DTE
Appendices: Residential | Commercial Industrial

2013 Statewide Energy Efficiency Potential Study