Sacramento, CA – January 24, 2012 — AESC Inc. has completed a five year persistence evaluation and market potential study for the Sacramento Municipal Utility District’s (SMUD’s) 2005/2006 Commercial Prescriptive Lighting Program Evaluation. This study had two key objectives: 1) measuring the extent to which efficient lighting measures installed under SMUD’s Commercial Prescriptive Lighting (CPL) Program during 2005-2006 remain in place and operational; and 2) identifying the market potential to develop future estimates of the potential for a commercial lighting program, specifically for large commercial customers retrofitting to a new category of high performance T-8 lighting fixtures. The overall objective of the persistence evaluation study was to quantify the 2011 ex-post energy savings, 2011 ex-post demand reduction and persistence rate of the 2005-2006 CPL Program.
SMUD’s Prescriptive Commercial Lighting Efficiency Program is a contractor driven program that historically has primarily served the smaller commercial market. In this program, lighting contractors are approaching the customers directly to offer incentives to replace the old lighting systems with energy efficiency lighting systems. The program has since expanded to large commercial customers.
AESC provides high quality engineering and management services to enable rapid deployment of efficient, cost-effective, reliable and environmentally friendly energy systems. AESC’s customized engineering solutions and services are provided to utilities, government agencies, and other organizations that seek to improve energy production, delivery, and end use. Founded in 1994, AESC has offices in Carlsbad, San Diego, Pasadena, and Concord, California.