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Arizona Energy Efficiency Resource Standard

Date Last Updated11/26/2012
Policy TypePortfolio Standard
State/FederalAZ
Policy Administrator/Contact OfficeArizona Corporation Commission
Policy Initiation Date8/1/2010
Policy SummaryArizona's Energy Efficiency Resource Standard (EERS), which applies to certain CHP systems, requires utilities (except for electric distribution cooperatives) to achieve cumulative annual energy savings equivalent to 22% of their retail electric energy sales from 2009 by December 31, 2020. The regulations specifically call out CHP, stating that "an affected utility may count the energy savings from combined heat and power (CHP) installations that do not qualify under the Renewable Energy Standard toward meeting the energy efficiency standard." Utilities can meet savings requirements through a number of methods including demand side management incentives, peak demand reductions, building codes, CHP systems, self-direction, and old demand side management programs that achieved energy savings between 2004 and 2011.
CHP Eligibility RequirementsAll CHP not used to comply with the renewable energy standard may qualify as "custom or other technology," but must seek approval from the Arizona Corporation Commission.
Eligible Project Size (MW)Does Not Specify
Minimum Efficiency Required/
Other Performance Requirements
Does Not Specify
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