Clients: Citizens Action Coalition and Energy Foundation
Researchers Bryndis Woods and Nina Schlegel have prepared a series of three publications that investigate the impact of two Indiana legislative developments: the 2014 repeal of its energy efficiency program through passage of the Senate Enrolled Act 340 and the approval of its Transmission Distribution and Storage Improvement Charge (TDSIC) state statute, which was passed in 2013 with the Senate Enrolled Act 560. Two Applied Economics Clinic (AEC) policy briefs have been published, and a report is forthcoming. The first policy brief, The Performance of Indiana Utilities' Energy Efficiency Programs, presented a side-by-side comparison of energy efficiency program budgets and costs, energy efficiency savings, and utility sales among Indiana's five investor-owned utilities. The second policy brief, The Economic Impacts of Repealing Indiana’s Energy Efficiency Resource Standard, investigated the economic impacts of the repeal of Indiana's energy efficiency program. Lastly, Senior Researcher Tyler Comings, Ms. Woods and additional AEC staff are preparing a forthcoming report, A Review of Indiana's Transmission and Distribution Cost Tracker, which evaluates the Indiana Transmission Distribution and Storage Improvement Charge.