Why Cheap Natural Gas Doesn't Mean The End of Gas Efficiency Programs
13 Wednesday, March 13, 2013, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM EDT
Even during the current period of low natural gas prices, leading U.S. utilities are finding effective strategies to implement and grow their gas efficiency programs. Well-designed and managed gas efficiency programs are an important tool to engage customers throughout the year.
Hear a recording of Elizabeth Noll, American Gas Association's Clean Energy Solutions Advocate, as she speaks with Todd Berreman (Manager at CenterPoint Energy) and Tom Baron (Senior Program Manager at National Grid) about their perspectives on their gas efficiency programs. In addition to describing how CenterPoint Energy and National Grid have partnered with Opower to implement effective programs, the webinar recording also focuses on:
- An overview of gas efficiency portfolio challenges and opportunities
- A roadmap for ensuring that
programs meet their goals
- Best practices for delivering cost-effective programs that engage customers
Elizabeth Noll American Gas AssociationElizabeth Noll is the Clean Energy Solutions Advocate for the American Gas Association, representing AGA's natural gas distribution member companies before government agencies, environmental and efficiency groups, think tanks and major corporations. Ms. Noll advances awareness of the contributions of natural gas utilities in delivering energy and services to customers in an increasingly clean and efficient manner. Ms. Noll serves a lead role in working with advocates and organizations to identify and increase awareness of federal, state, and local policies that effectively utilize the benefits of the direct and distributed use of natural gas.
Before joining AGA, Ms. Noll was a graduate research assistant at the Georgia Institute of Technology, where she collaborated on the Energy Efficiency in the South publication, and worked with the Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance as an intern providing policy research and analysis on myriad energy efficiency topics. She also supported the administration of a grant from the Department of Energy to develop 13 local energy alliances across the Southeast as part of the BetterBuildings Neighborhood Program.
Ms. Noll holds a M.S. in Public Policy from the Georgia Institute of Technology and a B.S. from Clemson University.
Todd Berreman CenterPoint EnergyAs the CIP Implementation Manager at CenterPoint Energy, Todd is overall responsible for delivering all CenterPoint Energy Conservation Improvement Programs, both residential and commercial, and is responsible for meeting all saving goals consistent with state guidelines.
Todd has been with CenterPoint Energy for 13 years. He spent 9 years as a key account manager for the commercial / industrial markets and was named as CIP Implementation Manager in June of 2009. He holds a BA in Management and an MBA in Organizational Leadership; both from Bethel University.
Tom Baron National GridTom Baron is a Senior Program Manager in National Grid’s Residential Energy Efficiency group. Tom has a BS degree in Business Administration from LeMoyne College in Syracuse, NY. He has over 23 years of business experience which includes procurement/contracts, internal auditing, marketing/communications, and energy efficiency.
Tom currently manages all aspects of National Grid’s Home Energy Report program, which serves 1.1 million gas and electric customers across Massachusetts and upstate NY – making it the largest behavioral feedback program in the nation.
With the planned 2013 launch in Rhode Island, the program will grow to 1.5 million customers, incorporating exciting community engagement components including challenges, rewards and social media.