Ameren Illinois, a MEEA Member, has released a Request For Proposals that will cover time and material expenses for a vendor to complete a DSM Market Study for Ameren Illinois, by Mid-December. All additional information is contained in the attachment.
The Study will consist of three primary components: market research, a full DSM potential analysis, and quantification of wasted energy due to customer behavior. The market research component will collect electricity end-use data, end-use saturation data, customer demographics and psychographics to provide information on how Ameren Illinois customers make decisions related to electric and natural gas usage and energy efficiency investment decisions. The DSM potential piece will assess the resulting cost-effective technical, economic, and realistic achievable energy efficiency potential in each of the residential, commercial, and industrial sectors for the service area. The wasted energy component will identify and quantify customer driven unnecessary and/or excessive use. Analysis of demand response potential is not required. The relevant Study time horizon is 3 years spanning from June 2014 to May 2017.
Please see the attached documents for full details on this RFP.