Powering the People Day 1 Recording (October 7, 2020)

Powering the People Day 2 Recording (October 8, 2020)

Powering the People Speaker Bios (October 7-8, 2020)

Rethinking EE as a Carbon Resource Report (September 2020)

Green Tariffs Update Issue Brief (October 2020)

Electric Regulation for a Customer Centric Future EEI Report (Q2 2020)

Advancing Sustainability Solutions for Corporate Customers




The Institute for Electric Innovation's 2020 Powering the People event brought together a select group of electric companies, environmental organizations, technology companies, policymakers, regulators, and other thought leaders for two morning dialogues on decarbonization solutions. 


October 7, 2020: Rethinking Energy Efficiency as a Carbon Resource

Electric company energy efficiency programs have delivered huge benefits over the last 40 years. However, meeting the challenges associated with delivering more energy efficiency as a low-cost and flexible resource that is complementary to carbon reduction goals and increased electrification will require rethinking the goal of EE beyond kWh reduction. What policy changes are needed to recognize energy efficiency as a carbon reduction resource? How might electric company offerings and the customer experience change? What are the next steps?


Welcome: Lisa Wood, Executive Director, Institute for Electric Innovation & Vice President, Customer Solutions, Edison Electric Institute  

Opening Remarks: Val Jensen, Senior Fellow, ICF


Moderator: Bob Rowe, President and CEO, NorthWestern Energy and Co-chair, IEI 



§  Ralph Cavanagh, Energy Co-Director, Climate and Clean Energy Program, NRDC

§  Mike Marelli, VP, Business Customer Division, Southern California Edison

§  Scott Neuman, Group VP, Opower, Oracle Utilities


October 8, 2020:Advancing Sustainability Solutions with Corporate Customers

The movement by many large corporations to set 100% renewable energy goals has dramatically accelerated investments in renewable energy generation. Now, leading corporations have an opportunity to reduce carbon emissions even further by seeking to use 100% carbon-free energy across their operations. What are the top challenges facing corporate customers in meeting their sustainability goals? How can electric companies help customers meet their goals while assuring that electricity remains affordable and reliable? What partnerships or policy changes are needed to support 100% carbon-free energy goals?


Welcome: Lisa Wood, Executive Director, Institute for Electric Innovation & Vice President, Customer Solutions, Edison Electric Institute


Opening Remarks: Jennifer Layke, Global Director, Energy Program, World Resources Institute


Moderator:Mark Lantrip, President and CEO, Southern Company Services and Co-chair, IEI



§  Steve Chriss, Director, Energy Services, Walmart

§  Caroline Golin, North America Markets Lead, Global Energy Policy and Market Development, Google

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