SPEER’s Fourth Annual Summit

SPEER-Summit-Austin - 2016The Premier Energy Efficiency Event for Texas and Oklahoma

In late March 2016, SPEER convened leaders in energy efficiency for a two-day summit in Austin, Texas. In addition to excellent keynote presentations, the event featured interactive breakout sessions for deep dives into utility programs, building energy codes, efficiency financing, distributed generation, efficiency in electric markets, demand response, local government initiatives and much more.

Ballroom Breakout

Topics included:


Speakers included:

  • Sarah Adair, Senior Policy Associate, Duke University’s Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions
  • Brian Bowen, Regulatory Affairs Manager, First Fuel
  • Matt Croucher, Director of Demand Side Analytics, CPS Energy
  • Cisco DeVries, CEO, Renew Financial LLC
  • Ryan Dougherty, COO, GEO
  • Frank Forrest, Efficiency Solutions Product Manager, Carlisle HVAC
  • Matt Golden, EDF Finance Consultant and CEO at Open EE
  • Mike Gordon, CEO, Joule Assets Inc.
  • Sam Gunderson, Conservation Specialist, City of Fort Worth
  • Julie Hatfield, Energy Efficiency Program Manager, Texas Gas Service
  • Ted Michaels, Partner, AJW
  • Michael Murray, President of Lucid Design, Mission:data
  • Keith Reihl, Mitsubishi Electric Cooling & Heating, Chairman of the SPEER Board of Directors
  • Curt Rich, President and CEO, NAIMA
  • Chris Rosemond, Construction Science Architect, BASF
  • Steve Saunders, CEO, TexEnergy Solutions
  • Arjun Saroya, Senior VP, Corporate and Product Development for Lime Energy
  • Kelly Speakes-Backman, Senior Vice President of Policy and Research, Alliance to Save Energy
  • Secretary Michael J. Teague, Oklahoma Secretary for Energy & Environment
  • Greg Thurnher, General Manager, Regulatory Policy, Shell Energy North America and Chair of the ERCOT DREAM Task Force

We hope to see you at next year’s Summit!