Everyone deserves access to clean and affordable energy for powering homes, businesses, and transportation.

Inclusive utility investments can overcome the upfront costs of clean energy upgrades to create jobs, cut pollution, and lower energy bills for everyone.

Pathway to smart utilities

Utilities are ready for 100% clean energy. Clean Energy Works brings highly technical expertise that utilities, policymakers, and advocates need to get inclusive utility investments up and running for every community. We offer technical assistance, research, and coaching for utilities and energy providers interested in scaling up their investments in the clean energy economy. 

 

Pathway to equitable solutions

100% means everyone. Clean Energy Works partners with policymakers and community advocates to advance equitable clean energy solutions that work for everyone. We educate, provide technical assistance, and build relationships with local organizing networks to ensure that everyone can participate and benefit in the new energy economy.  

 

Pathway to smart utilities

Utilities are ready for 100% clean energy. Clean Energy Works brings highly technical expertise that utilities, policymakers, and advocates need to get inclusive utility investments up and running for every community. We offer technical assistance, research, and coaching for utilities and energy providers interested in scaling up their investments in the clean energy economy. 

 

Pathway to equitable solutions

100% means everyone. Clean Energy Works partners with policymakers and community advocates to advance equitable clean energy solutions that work for everyone. We educate, provide technical assistance, and build relationships with local organizing networks to ensure that everyone can participate and benefit in the new energy economy.  

 

More than a dozen utilities have demonstrated that a solution that clears the upfront cost barrier to clean energy upgrades for anyone is better for everyone.

Utilities have access to the capital needed to make these upgrades at scale, so that everyone–regardless of income, credit history, home ownership–can access the benefits of clean energy and benefit from lower monthly bills even in areas recognized for persistent poverty. Clean Energy Works brings highly technical expertise that utilities, policymakers, and advocates need to get inclusive utility investments up and running for every community.

Energy Efficiency

Toward Residential Upgrade Savings Guarantees: An AMI-Based Diagnostic Interface

Inclusive utility investment programs such as Pay As You Save® (PAYS®) face a steep challenge of ensuring that all participants will enjoy net bill cost savings after receiving energy efficiency services. This summer, Stephen Bickel, with Ethan Goldman of Resilient Edge, and John Theurer of Zither Labs, co-authored the paper “Towards residential upgrade savings…

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Transportation Electrification

Michigan Public Service Commission Approves DTE’s PAYS Pilot for Electric Transit Buses

DTE Energy, in Detroit, is the first utility in the United States to propose and get approval for an inclusive utility investment program  for transit buses. On November 18, 2022, the Michigan Public Service Commission approved a Charging Expansion proposal that included a pilot for  batteries for electric transit  buses, based on the PAYS for Clean Transport me…

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Energy Efficiency

Utility Value of a Pay As You Save Inclusive Utility Investment Program

Inclusive utility investment systems such as Pay As You Save® (PAYS®) make it financially feasible and attractive for utilities to capitalize residential energy upgrades to develop efficiency resources and grid flexibility. This summer, a study co-authored by Clean Energy Works “Utility value of a pay as you save inclusive utility investment program for whole h…

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Energy Efficiency

Reported and Evaluated Field Experience for PAYS in the United States

Inclusive utility investment programs using the Pay As You Save® (PAYS®) system generate net economic benefits for participants and the utility. This summer, a paper co-authored by Clean Energy Works, “Pay As You Save system of inclusive utility investment for building efficiency upgrades: Reported and evaluated field experience in the United States” was incl…

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