Those who use energy more efficiently not only contribute to less gas and coal being burned. Efficiency also causes less money to be spent on new grids and power plants.
The magnitude of the financial value of electricity savings for Germany´s economy has not yet been quantified. This is the purpose of the joint study project of Agora Energiewende, the European Climate Foundation, and the Regulatory Assistance Project. The central question is: What macroeconomic savings accrue through efficiency improvements in the German power sector?