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Indiana Office of Energy Development

OED > Energy Efficiency Overview Energy Efficiency Overview

Energy efficiency is important part of Indiana's energy future. Energy efficiency actions allow appliances and thermal insulation in homes and businesses do the same amount of work with less energy. Indiana's energy demand has increased over time, and without increased energy efficiency, the cost of these new power plants will be passed onto Indiana residents and business owners in the form of higher utility bills. Higher energy efficiency makes sense economically, and a variety of energy efficiency strategies, ranging from no-cost to low-cost and moderate cost, can save significant amounts of energy both in the home and in the workplace.

Consumer Energy Efficiency

Learn more about Residential energy efficiency

Learn more about Commercial/Industrial energy efficiency

Utility Initiatives

Indiana electric utilities aim to reduce energy demand by 2% from 2010 - 2019. Annual electric savings goals are specified below and apply to the average of weather-normalized electricity sales over the prior three years. The sum of these annual savings goals results in a total of 11.9% savings from 2010-2019:   

2010     0.3%
2011     0.5%
2012     0.7%
2013     0.9%
2014     1.1%
2015     1.3%
2016     1.5%
2017     1.7%
2018     1.9%
2019     2.0%
Total     11.9%

Learn more about these energy reduction goals from the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commision (IURC). Utilities will work with Energizing Indiana to achieve these savings through five "demand-side management" programs:

  1. Home Energy Audits
  2. Income-based Weatherization
  3. Residential Lighting
  4. Energy Efficient Schools
  5. Commercial and Industrial Rebates

Learn more about these programs from Energizing Indiana.