September 18, 2018 National Governors Association

Energy Efficiency Experts Roundtable

Sep 18, 2018

September 18, 2018 | Washington D.C.

The National Governors Association (NGA) Center for Best Practices held an Energy Efficiency Experts Roundtable in Washington D.C. on September 18, 2018. The Roundtable brought together 30 experts in state energy efficiency policies and programs to discuss innovative and cutting-edge opportunities to enhance future savings. The discussions will inform an update of NGA’s 2013 Energy Efficiency Primer for Governors in the wake of elections in 39 states and territories with 18 open seats. The updated document will be released in April 2019 and will particularly seek to inform new governors.

Agenda|Presentations

Welcome, Introductions, & Discussion of Objectives

Speakers:

  • Sue Gander, Director for Environment, Energy, & Transportation, National Governors Association Center for Best Practices
  • Amy Royden-Bloom, state energy Program Manager, U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy

Energy Efficiency Today & Tomorrow

Speakers:

  • Tom Simchak, Senior Policy Analyst, Environment, Energy, & Transportation, National Governors Association Center for Best Practices

Leading by Example: Efficiency in State Operational Planning & Procurement

Speakers:

  • Jessica Rackley, Senior Policy Analyst, Environment, Energy, & Transportation, National Governors Association Center for Best Practices
  • Maggie McCarey, Director, Energy Efficiency, Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources
  • Amy Royden-Bloom, State Energy Program Manager, U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
  • Jenah Zweig, Supervisor, Partnership & Technical Assistance Program, U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

Energy Efficiency in Utility Programs

Speakers:

  • Tom Simchak, Senior Policy Analyst, Environment, Energy, & Transportation, National Governors Association Center for Best Practices
  • Rachael Eubanks, Commissioner, Michigan Public Service Commission

Lunch Discussion: The Energy Efficiency Value Chain

Financing

Speakers:

  • Tom Simchak, Senior Policy Analyst, Environment, Energy, & Transportation, National Governors Association Center for Best Practices
  • Bert Hunter, Chief Investment Officer, Connecticut Green Bank

Energy Efficiency in Energy and Resilience Planning

Speakers:

  • Dan Lauf, Program Director, Environment, Energy, & Transportation, National Governors Association Center for Best Practices
  • Jennifer Mundt, Energy Director, North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality

Energy Effieincey in Low Income Populations

Speakers:

  • Jessica Rackley, Senior Policy Analyst, Environment, Energy, & Transportation, National Governors Association Center for Best Practices
  • Jennifer Snyder, Regulatory Analyst, Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission
  • Michael DiRamio, Manager, Strategic Interagency Initiatives, Department of Energy

Energy Efficiency in Rural Communities and Agricultural Sector

  • Jessica Rackley, Senior Policy Analyst, Environment, Energy, & Transportation, National Governors Association Center for Best Practices
  • Alex Whitaker, Energy Policy Advisor, State of Colorado, Office of Governor Hickenlooper

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