Energy Efficiency: How internal audit can evaluate and enhance power and utilities customer energy efficiency programs

November 2012
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Energy Efficiency: How internal audit can evaluate and enhance power and utilities customer energy efficiency programs

At a glance

Budgets for electric and gas utility energy efficiency programs in the US and Canada increasing. Power and utility companies are expected to use these increasing budgets to promote energy efficiency and achieve tangible energy savings objectives which will require fiscal management and risk resilience.

Budgets for electric and gas utility energy efficiency programs in the US and Canada are experiencing a dramatic surge. Power and utility companies are expected to use these increasing budgets to promote energy efficiency and achieve tangible energy savings objectives.

For some companies, energy efficiency budgets are no longer insignificant, but have grown to become a sizable component of the utility’s overall budget. With these increases come the need for responsible fiscal management – and the potential of financial risk and exposure.