NARUC National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners

Energy Efficiency and Emerging Technology: How State Programs Can Drive Innovation and Deliver Benefits

June 14, 2019 — A webinar presented by the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) on June 13 is now available on NARUC’s YouTube channel. E4TheFuture’s Pat Stanton is among the expert panelists who explored how state energy efficiency programs can be used to advance emerging technologies like energy storage while delivering benefits to ratepayers and the grid.

The panel discussed how state programs are evolving to support broader public policy objectives for the energy system. Watch the video.

Energy efficiency (EE) programs have reduced electricity consumption and saved ratepayers money for decades. With some of the low-hanging fruit already addressed and new technologies entering the market, how are states changing the way they look at EE programs? This moderated discussion provided an overview of state efforts to reinvigorate EE programs to deliver a broader range of environmental, economic, and social benefits by embracing new tools on the supply and demand sides.

Moderator: Commissioner Ann Rendahl, Washington Utilities & Transportation Commission


Maggie McCarey, Energy Efficiency Division Director, Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources
Todd Olinsky-Paul, Project Director, Clean Energy Group
Pat Stanton, Director of Policy, E4TheFuture