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Policy Webinar Recap – The Growth of Utility Energy Efficiency Programs in the Midwest over the Last Ten Years

The MEEA Policy Webinar- The Growth of Utility Energy Efficiency Programs in the Midwest over the Last Ten Years was held on Thursday, September 6th.  There were 112 people in attendance, which included commission staff, consultants, consumer advocates, nonprofits, and utilities.

The webinar began with a brief overview from MEEA on the growth of policy and program work at the organization, as well as the current and future outlook of energy efficiency in the Midwest.

Additional presenters included:

  • Diane Munns from MidAmerican Energy Company who spoke on the company’s program approach, lessons learned, and EE achievements. Since 1990, MidAmerican Energy’s Iowa energy efficiency programs have saved approximately 10.5 million MWh and approximately 500 million therms.
  • Karen Rhodes from Xcel Energy presented on utility’s  program growth, lessons learned, and their gas and electric program achievements. She also discussed the key success factors involved, including  regulatory compact, continuity in the market, trade partner engagement, and innovative and evolving offerings.  

A recording of the webinar can be viewed here.  If you have any questions or have suggestions for a future policy webinar, please contact Jessica Collingsworth at jcollingsworth@mwalliance.org or at (312)784-7247.