Background

NESP developed the original Resource Value Framework (RVF) in 2014 as a way to provide states and jurisdictions with guidance regarding best practices for creating and implementing cost-effectiveness analyses. This 2014 work is now embodied and updated in the 2017 NSPM.

The Resource Value Framework: Reforming Energy Efficiency Cost-Effectiveness Screening was developed through a two-year stakeholder process. Authors were Tim Woolf (Synapse Energy Economics), Chris Neme (Energy Futures Group), Pat Stanton and Steve Cowell (CSG), and Robin LeBaron and Kara Saul-Rinaldi (Home Performance Coalition). The 2014 RVF was managed by the Home Performance Coalition. A panel of expert advisors reviewed multiple drafts and provided extensive commentary:

  • Philippe Dunsky, Dunsky Energy Consulting
  • Tom Eckman, Northwest Power and Conservation Council
  • Dian Grueneich, Former California Public Utilities Commission Commissioner
  • M. Sami Khawaja, The Cadmus Group
  • Marty Kushler, American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy
  • Julie Michals, NEEP (now with E4TheFuture)
  • Peter Miller, Natural Resources Defense Council
  • Jerrold Oppenheim, Democracy and Regulation
  • Sonny Popowsky, Former Consumer Advocate, Pennsylvania
  • Steve Schiller, Schiller Consulting, Inc.
  • Rodney Sobin, Alliance to Save Energy
  • Carol White, National Grid

Note: Members are listed with their institutional affiliations when the RVF was drafted.