Energy Services That Work
This comprehensive handbook for understanding and implementing utility demand-side management and energy services programs, covers 21 program areas for residential, commercial/community, industrial, and agricultural customers. It communicates successful program implementation by identifying pitfalls and presenting best practices and insights that have helped utilities offer better programs and services to their customers. This guidebook will help utility staff understand the costs and benefits of prescriptive and customer programs along with key considerations for program development, implementation, and marketing. This resource is available as a hard-copy handbook and as a web-based handbook. Published 2011, 250 pages.

Energy Matters for Your Home
This guidebook provides residential customers with practical, energy and cost-saving advice. Written with public power customers in mind, this attractive, affordably priced publication is perfect for large-scale distribution to your customers. Along with top tips for saving energy, the booklet highlights key areas, including home weatherization, heating and cooling, lighting and appliances. Energy Matters in Your Home also contains references to other resources that your customers can access to obtain additional energy-efficiency information. Published 2014, 16 pages.

Energy Matters for Your Small Business
It is in your utility's best interests to ensure the long-term viability of small business owners in your community by encouraging energy-efficient and cost-saving practices. Energy Matters for Small Business is filled with useful, easy-to-digest information, including top tips for saving energy, understanding energy use, weatherization, lighting, HVAC, office equipment and much more.  Whether it is a small office or complex operation, this publication will show your small business customers the benefits of energy management.  Published 2014, 16 pages.

Easy Steps to Energy Efficiency
Easy Steps to Energy Efficiency discusses successful energy-efficiency programs and strategies that public power systems have used, including: residential energy audits, rebates and incentives, programs for industrial and commercial customers, and getting credit for energy efficiency. It offers advice on starting or reinvigorating these types of programs, activities that can serve as the backbone to the program, opportunities to work with local government, and how to promote and publicize them to your customers. Published 2007, 27 pages.

A New View on Energy Efficiency
In challenging economic times, developing an effective demand-side management strategy can help your utility control costs, mitigate risks and operate in a more energy-efficient fashion. A New View on Energy Efficiency will help you build a business case for DSM programs and serve as a planning guide for energy efficiency and demand-side resources. Published 2009, 52 pages.

Evaluating Your Utility’s Energy Services
This publication serves as the basis for evaluating all aspects of your utility's energy services programs, including reviewing objectives, evaluating staffing resources, evaluation criteria, data collection and analysis, and presenting results. Published 2009, 92 pages.


Industrial Energy Efficiency Handbook
This must-have handbook for industrial customers identifies best practices for saving energy at manufacturing facilities by employing strategies that can be implemented at little or no cost. It also recommends retrofits and system changes that provide opportunities for large gains to bring more energy cost savings year after year. Published 2009, 69 pages.

LED Street Lighting Handbook
With LED Street Lighting: A Handbook for Small Communities, you will learn how to analyze the costs and benefits of an LED street light retrofit and discover how to prepare request for proposals (RFPs). You will also gain valuable insight from other small communities that installed LED luminaires. Purchasers will receive via email a link to a web-based calculator to determine costs and payback, technical considerations in streetlight design, and luminaire specifications. Published 2012, 64 pages.

Energy & the Environment HS Curriculum
This is an electronic curriculum designed to teach high school students about energy production and environmental science. It consists of twelve topics with a teacher guided lesson. It encourages student led exploration, data collection, application of real life concepts, and presentation.

Topics covered include:

  • Electric Power Operations
  • Solar Energy
  • Hydroelectric Energy
  • Wind Energy

The curriculum is offered as an electronic pdf document and includes PowerPoint presentation slides.

Street Lighting Package
APPA’s Street Lighting Package, consisting of Street Lighting Best Practices and LED Street Lighting:  A Handbook for Small Communities, will provide you with tips and best practices for constructing and maintaining street lights and performing LED retrofits. Both publications were funded by APPA’s Demonstration of Energy & Efficiency Developments (DEED) program.

Street Lighting Best Practices provides guidelines and a training program for street light design, construction, operation, and maintenance. Topics covered include:

  • illumination levels;
  • proper code selection and implementation;
  • wiring and construction standards; and
  • methods of controlling street lighting circuits.

Purchasers will receive via email a link to the five-module training tutorial that accompanies the book. Published 2009, 111 pages.

With LED Street Lighting: A Handbook for Small Communities, you will learn how to analyze the costs and benefits of an LED street light retrofit and discover how to prepare request for proposals (RFPs). You will also gain valuable insight from other small communities that installed LED luminaires.

Purchasers will receive via email a link to a web-based calculator to determine costs and payback, technical considerations in streetlight design, and luminaire specifications.