Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012 | 2:01 a.m.
The most cost-effective way to save money in energy costs is through improvements in energy efficiency.
NV Energy has a variety of programs for its customers that encourage energy efficiency. The Public Utility Commission of Nevada, which regulates Nevada’s utilities, will make a choice soon between three funding levels for the utility’s energy efficiency programs.
Because Nevada’s demand for electricity continues to grow despite the ongoing recession, the need to build new, expensive power plants looms in the near future. The bigger the energy savings in energy efficiency, the longer we can postpone building expensive, new power plants.
I urge the commission to fund the most aggressive of the three energy efficiency plans proposed by NV Energy.