The Energy Efficiency Alliance has launched a virtual event series showcasing the central role the energy efficiency industry can play in our current time of crisis and in the economic recovery ahead.
Event planning in progress...check back soon!
CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: Kateri Callahan, Principal @ Dynamic Energy Strategies & former President of the Alliance to Save Energy; Kara Saul Rinaldi, Vice President of Government Affairs & Policy @ Building Performance Association; Julian Boggs, Policy Director @ KEEA and EEA-NJ; Ben Evans, Vice President, Public Affairs @ Alliance to Save Energy
Policy Briefing from Alliance to Save Energy
& Building Performance Association
Thursday, June 25th at 10:00 am
Presented in collaboration with the Alliance to Save Energy and the Building Performance Association, this webinar was offered as a member benefit and reviewed the status and makeup of current federal stimulus efforts for the energy efficiency industry.
Mary Sprayregen, Director of Regulatory Affairs and Market Development @ Oracle Utilities
Andy Frank, Founder and President @ Sealed
Saving EE Jobs & Customers’ Money with Oracle (Opower) & Sealed
How can energy efficiency companies help customers and each other through the current crisis? Mary Sprayregen from Oracle (Opower) and Andy Frank from Sealed shone a light on how energy efficiency can alleviate the financial stressors of our current moment and how utility messaging can do to bring relief to their economically-vulnerable customers. We discussed how data analytics help customers save money and create a pipeline of shovel-ready projects to help contractors prepare for the moment work resumes.
CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: Jen Ponce de Leon – Business Development Manager, TEN; Aaron Kraus – VP of Market Activation and Policy, Greenworks Lending; Jim Lauckner – Sr. Project Consultant, Chester County Economic Development Council; Julian Boggs – Policy Director, Keystone Energy Efficiency Alliance
C-PACE Implementation in Pennsylvania
Friday, May 15th at 2:00 pm
C-PACE is a powerful financing tool for commercial property owners.
Presented in collaboration with Sustainable Energy Fund, this webinar reviewed how the program works and details regarding project eligibility. Attendees learned why over $1.5 billion has been invested across 20 states through C-PACE.
CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: Amal Mahrouki – Director of Legislative Affairs @ AIA Pennsylvania; Brian Smiley – Associate, Senior Project Architect and Director of Sustainability @HOK Philadelphia; Steve Krug – Co-Founder @CHP-funder.com; Julian Boggs – Policy Director, Keystone Energy Efficiency Alliance
AIA PA + KEEA MEMBERS-ONLY WEBINAR
Friday, May 8th at 1:00 pm
KEEA & AIA teamed up for a members-only discussion to explore how our respective industries are navigating the reopening process in Pennsylvania.
Attendees heard from two speakers who modified their operations during the shutdown and are now ramping back up to full capacity. How did they dramatically alter day-to-day operations? What kinds of troubleshooting has been necessary in their return to work? Then KEEA and AIA shared the work we are continuing to do on behalf of our respective members to ensure stakeholders and elected officials understand the importance of our industries and the workers who make everything possible.
Effective Customer Communications and Engagement during COVID-19
The circumstances of COVID-19 have rapidly changed how utility customers live and work, and utilities need to change how and what they communicate to customers as they navigate through a turbulent time. Now is the time for utilities to show leadership and be a resource to customers and their changing energy needs. Specific programs require customized responses based on the needs of the customer. Energy efficiency programs can focus messaging on how to respond to increasing home energy usage and help customers keep their bills down while they may be facing lower incomes. Digital messaging platforms are critical to applying these adaptations as most customers are relying on digital channels even more than normal during this crisis.
This session shared lessons gleaned from fellow utilities on how they are facing challenges, what early actions they are taking and emerging approaches for delivering effective customer communications.
Kimberley Downs, Director of Marketing at Schaedler Yesco Distribution
Innovating to Keep the Lights On
On Friday, April 17th, EEA hosted a conversation with Kim Downs, Director of Marketing for Schaedler Yesco Distribution, an electrical distributor in Harrisburg, PA.
In the early days of the crisis, Schaedler Yesco leadership worked quickly to deploy safety measures and new protocols to soften the economic impact for their clients, employees, and wider community. Their efforts to innovate operations and maintain vital inventory has helped to keep not only their own doors open, but all the doors in their extended network. We learned about their work to supply pop-up hospitals, how to maintain employee morale, and the business case for turning your sales strategy on its head.