Making the Utility’s Case for Stimulus Funds

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 signed by the President on February 17, 2009 (the Stimulus) offers utilities an unprecedented one-time opportunity of enormous scale. The funds available for utilities to use, indeed that utilities are best-suited to use, to achieve the public policy goals of the Stimulus, can have an extraordinary impact supplementing ratepayer funds already authorized by state regulators.



Utilities that are investing substantial ratepayer funds in energy efficiency and smart grid programs are able through the Stimulus to double or more their rates of investment, to significantly ramp up and accelerate these programs.  Utilities with nascent programs and limited state ratepayer funds are able to make a steep climb to high performance levels almost overnight because of the Stimulus.

Making the Utility’s Case for Stimulus Funds


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