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New England States Avert Grid Upgrades Thanks to Energy Efficiency

Dec 21, 2012
(SustainableBusiness)

Need more evidence of the value of energy efficiency initiatives? Consider this recent regional revelation from New England.

Recent energy efficiency measures taken across six states have been so effective that there's no longer a need to spend $260 million in planned upgrades to transmission towers and power lines, reports ISO-New England, the agency that runs the region's power grid.

In fact, simple efforts such as swapping out inefficient incandescent light bulbs have actually zeroed out any growth in average annual power use over the next decade.