Demand Side Management 2017 Annual Report
The Demand Side Management (DSM) program offers member cooperatives tools to minimize consumption
An important milestone was reached in 2017 when all member cooperatives were matched with a local Habitat for Humanity ReStore as a service provider for the appliance recycling program, an alliance that support broader program participation and greater energy savings for consumers. ReStores benefit from the work experience and revenue that enable them to retain or add employees, purchase trucks and equipment to meet appliance collection needs, and fund additional home building projects in their areas.
The residential lighting program’s e-commerce web store was redesigned and integrated into the Energy Efficiency Collaborative Platform (EECP) in 2017, Hoosier Energy’s online rebate portal. Inclusion of the lighting program in EECP enhanced data tracking and reporting and provides members near real time information on program participation and savings. The on-line store was also expanded to include agriculture and commercial lighting equipment. And last but not least. the Team Up brand contributed to DSM programs through increased social media exposure during the year.