Massachusetts is the most energy efficient state, followed by followed by California, New York, Oregon, Vermont, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Washington, Maryland, and Minnesota.
New England thus is by far the most energy efficient region with four of its six states in the top ten. Its tiny comparative size certainly helps (the electricity doesn’t need to be transmitted as far) however Massachusetts has also instituted measures requiring utilities to become more energy efficient, an initiative which is clearly working.
Saving energy is the best possible way to lower costs and reduce demand.
State and private programs designed to reduce consumer energy demand have recently cut the need for $260 million in planned transmission system upgrades across the six states within the ISO-New England region.