Status of Utility Efficiency Programs in the Region

3rd Annual Summit Breakout Session

Introduced by: Lark Lee, TetraTech, the State of Texas EM&V Contractor

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Recent years have seen big changes for utility efficiency programs in Texas and Oklahoma. The investor-owned utilities have increased their budgets in the last five years. Texas has contracted out the evaluation, measurement and verification (EM&V) of programs and made program improvement suggestions, and Oklahoma is completing a potential study as part of an ongoing demand-side management expansion. Rising baselines, advancing technologies, and changing consumer and political expectations assure programs continue to evolve. Attend this session to discuss with utility program managers and other stakeholders, the status and evolving nature of electric and natural gas incentive programs in both states. Discuss new program ideas and emerging technologies.

Participants in this breakout discussion include Montelle Clark of the Oklahoma Sustainability Network; Julie Hatfield of Texas Gas Service; Jarrett Simon, Efficiency Program Manager, CenterPoint Energy; Mike Stockard, Efficiency Program Manager, Oncor Energy Delivery; and Jay Zarnikau, Frontier Associates.