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

Thursday, June 13, 2019 @ 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM ET

This moderated discussion 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.

Energy efficiency (EE) programs have reduced electricity consumption and saved ratepayers money for decades. With 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 / Clean Energy States Alliance
  • Pat Stanton, Director of Policy, E4TheFuture

This webinar is presented by the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC). Learn more at