What utilities can do now: 8 practical steps to evolve your energy efficiency programs

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By Michael Mernick, Patty Cook, David Pickles, and Steve Fine

With so much talk about The Future of Energy, it’s easy to feel lost in the here and now. Sure, it’s important to think ahead, but what should utilities do in the present to leverage existing programs, take advantage of already-collected data, and strike the right balance between preservation and innovation?

In this paper, ICF energy experts describe 8 steps that utilities can take right now to build the case for innovation while preserving their base of effective energy efficiency programs. From evaluating your existing portfolio to creating an action plan and designing effective pilot programs, learn what you can do today to maximize your programs while preparing for the future.

Meet the authors
  1. Michael Mernick, Senior Vice President, Energy, Environment, and Infrastructure

    Mike Mernick is a senior vice president at ICF with over 30 years of experience in the energy industry. He leads ICF’s market development and strategic partnerships for utilities and is an expert in energy efficiency. View bio

  2. Patty Cook, Senior Vice President, Market Development, Distributed Flexibility Solutions

    Patty is a strategic leader with over 25 years of experience in energy, environmental policy, and management consulting. View bio

  3. David Pickles, Senior Vice President: Strategy, Energy, Environment, and Infrastructure

    David has more than 30 years of experience advising clients on utility resource planning, energy efficiency, demand-side management, non-traditional product and service development, and operations of unregulated utility subsidiaries. View bio

  4. Steve Fine, Vice President and Management Director, Distributed Grid Strategy + ICF Climate Center Senior Fellow

    Steve brings over 30 years of experience working at the confluence of energy, environment, and economics to evaluate and design workable solutions to our biggest energy challenges. View bio