Resource Innovations Shares Market Transformation Expertise at ACEEE’s 2020 Summer Study

Aug 26, 2020

Resource Innovations was honored to have three papers published as part of the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) 2020 Summer Study – all demonstrating our current role administering market transformation efforts in North America.

Kegan Daugherty,
Program Manager
Margie Gardner,
Senior Advisor

Resource Innovations’ Margie Gardner and Kegan Daugherty led or co-authored each of the three papers. “As Market Transformation is active in multiple geographic areas, we wanted to highlight what our Midwest and North American partners are doing with MT,” Margie noted.

Margie is a Senior Advisor at Resource Innovations. She was the founding Executive Director at the Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance in 1997 and led the organization for more than a decade. Among other things, she went on to serve as Executive Director of the California Efficiency and Demand Management Council for six years. She leads a Resource Innovations team working with utilities through innovative collaboratives that reach across North America.

Margie is a Senior Advisor at Resource Innovations. She was the founding Executive Director at the Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance in 1997 and led the organization for more than a decade. Among other things, she went on to serve as Executive Director of the California Efficiency and Demand Management Council for six years. She leads a Resource Innovations team working with utilities through innovative collaboratives that reach across North America.

Margie and Kegan co-authored the paper “Evolving Existing Programs: How Illinois is Looking at Programs Through Market Transformation.” The paper was developed in partnership with the Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance. 

“That paper,” Kegan said, “uses Illinois utility programs as a tangible example of how to reimagine existing programs through MT to get greater and more cost-effective energy savings.” 

Margie was also the lead author on a paper that highlighted Resource Innovations work with gas utilities that represent more than one-quarter of residential gas customers in the US and Canada. The paper shares the trends that led to the creation of a ground-breaking MT-style collaborative. Margie was co-author on the third paper, which provides the framework for how other states can incorporate MT into Technical Reference Manuals to make MT savings claimable.

Margie adds, “We are thankful that our contributions to MT were selected and recognized in a peer review process, and will reach a large audience through the ACEEE summer study.”

 

Click on the links below to access the two other papers published by ACEEE.

The Emergence of the North American Gas Collaborative: A Collaborative Approach to Ignite the Market for Gas Heat Pumps

Opposites Attract: TRM meet MT