California solicits comments on on-bill financing solutions to address barriers to low-income participation in the clean energy economy

In 2015, Senate Bill 350 mandated the California Energy Commission (CEC) to produce a Study of Barriers and Solutions to Energy Efficiency, Renewables and Contracting Opportunities Among Low-Income Customers and Disadvantaged Communities. The process of developing the report has been characterized by active stakeholder participation…

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Utility Dive recognizes co-op leadership on PAYS

Electric cooperatives are leading the way on inclusive financing, with customer-owned utilities in 4 states offering an opt-in tariff for investments in energy efficiency upgrades.  Utility Dive, a leading bulletin for the industry, recognized that leadership with a feature article on Pay As You Save…

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ACEEE Finance Forum features tariffed on-bill financing

The American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE) selected tariffed on-bill financing among the innovative models raised at its 7th Finance Forum on deploying capital in efficiency markets. Each year, the Energy Efficiency Finance Forum brings together experts across multiple sectors to learn more…

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Arkansas Commission Unanimously Approves PAYS Tariff

News Release On-bill approach for energy efficiency upgrades spreads among electric cooperatives Ouachita Electric brings no-debt tariff program to Arkansas with unanimous commission approval Camden, Ark. — Feb. 25, 2016 — On Feb. 8 utility regulators in Arkansas approved a new financing tool for Ouachita…

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Pay As You Save® (PAYS®) harnesses a proven utility investment model to offer virtually all consumers cost-effective energy building upgrades

How does PAYS financing for energy efficiency building upgrades work? The utility invests in cost-effective energy upgrades at customer sites – like better building efficiency and rooftop solar.  The customer pays nothing upfront for the upgrades they choose because the utility pays the installer.  Using a tariff, the…

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