In this report for October 2021, ACEEE examines seven residential energy efficiency retrofit measures that could be adopted in Texas in light of the state’s electricity reliability problems. Power shutoffs over the winter (February 2021) and the tight summer supply situation during the same year illustrated that Texas lags behind other states in deploying energy efficiency and demand response programs. The authors provide a preliminary analysis intended to offer ballpark estimates for what energy efficiency and demand response could accomplish quickly in Texas. An estimation of benefits (peak demand reduction, lower energy bills, reduced need for utility capital expenditures) to Texas consumers and power generation utilities is also carried out.
Keywords: Building Retrofits, Connected/ EV Vehicles, Energy Efficiency/Management, HVAC & Indoor Air Quality (IAQ)

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