Incentive programs encourage consumers to purchase energy-efficient products. Well-designed incentive programs help transform the market for high-efficiency products, and can be phased out over time as product sales increase and the costs of products decreases.
SEAD supports the creation and implementation of incentive programs for energy-efficient products through policy research and technical analysis, and by facilitating collaboration. To promote incentives, SEAD:
The Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Energy Efficiency Revenue Analysis (LEERA) model is a tool that can help governments with electricity subsidies to design low- and no-cost incentive programs that promote the purchase of energy efficient appliances.
The SEAD Initiative supported the development of India’s Super-Efficient Equipment Program (SEEP).
The SEAD Initiative helps policymakers design and implement effective incentives programs.