Topic Committees

Members of AESP Topic Committees meet in person to plan their activities at our Annual Conference and stay in touch through teleconferences throughout the year. Topic Committees play a role in influencing all aspects of the Association’s activities, including writing articles, organizing webinars and reviewing presentation abstracts for the Annual Conference.

To join a topic committee, sign up to receive topic committee news, if you have questions, or want to get involved contact Jenny Senff.

Membership in AESP is required to participate in a Topic Committee. To join AESP, contact Ashley Smith.

Business Issues & Models

The Business Issues and Models Topic Committee will serve as a resource for discussion, sharing information, and providing thought leadership on the changing business environment for energy services (demand response, renewables, distributed generation, pricing, smart grid and energy efficiency) and its implications for energy services providers. Included in this effort will be work on issues, concepts and tools that are focused on making energy services a viable business activity for utilities and other providers.

Dan Waintroob

Dan Waintroob

Consultant

 Rosa Cassidy

Rosa Cassidy

Franklin Energy

Gas Energy Efficiency

The Gas Topic Committee creates an engaging and focused forum for gas utilities, implementers and other industry professionals to discuss the unique challenges and opportunities presented by gas energy efficiency. This is a cross-cutting Topic Committee. Items covered here include areas such as marketing, customer engagement, evaluation, planning, design and implementation.

Committee Leadership

Theo Love

Theo Love

Green Energy Economics, Inc.

Implementation

The purpose of Implementation is to effectively design, manage and align program offering that entice customers to participate in our programs to achieve designed goals. To support this objective our committee uses the expertise of our members to gather knowledge of real time experiences that can be available to all members. Our mission Is to serve as a forum for open discussion with recognized experts in the field to explore/develop innovative and successful program designs and strategies. Through a collaborative vision we are dedicated to provide valuable industry knowledge to our members, that is current and relevant, to assist in navigating through the challenges of our roles.

Committee Leadership

Bill Clemens

Bill Clemens

DTE Energy

Lee Levitt

Lee Levitt

GE Current

Innovations in Tools and Technology

The Innovation in Tools and Technology Topic Committee will serve as a resource for the energy industry to identify new and emerging tools and technologies, share learnings related to new products, and learn about upcoming trends that will impact the industry. This information will be disseminated to AESP members via presentations and papers. A specific focus for this committee is to increase the amount of content related to technology innovation at conferences.

Committee Leadership

Deb Dynako

Deb Dynako

Slipstream

Kurt Hauser

Kurt Hauser

Missouri River Energy Services

Marketing

The purpose of marketing is to connect with our audience in a way that is memorable, engaging, relatable, and most importantly, valuable. As marketers we help transform the everyday and the complex. The marketing topic committee uses our expertise and imagination to CREATE the extraordinary. Our ideas seduce, shape, and create an emotional response—moving our industry and its customers toward the next big adventure, and connecting with people along the way. We’re creators, storytellers, artists, sounding boards, partners, and friends. We’re here not only to market the right things, but to market things right.

Our mission is to embolden today’s energy services professionals to share, learn, and advance discussion about marketing, communications, and customer engagement.

We aim to serve professionals who are dedicated to providing valuable energy services. We will work collaboratively with other committees on cross-cutting efforts to share top trends and the industry’s biggest issues. Our work enables us to learn in our professions and become a resource for other industry professionals providing benefit for the greater good of the entire AESP membership.

Committee Leadership

Karen Germain

Karen Germain

ICF

Stacy Blumberg

Stacy Blumberg

TRC

Pricing & Demand Response

The Pricing and Demand Response (DR) Topic Committee provides a forum in which diverse market actors can discuss the issues and opportunities currently facing the electricity industry; learn about innovative and successful pricing and DR program strategies and designs; and work collaboratively to overcome barriers that are impeding deployment of additional innovative demand-side programs.

Committee Leadership

Ben Bunker

Ben Bunker

Energy Hub

Jordan Folks

Jordan Folks

Opinion Dynamics

Research & Evaluation

The Research and Evaluation Topic Committee serves as a platform to inform our energy services industry through rigorous and thoughtful methodologies. We seek to drive the conversation on the evolving role of evaluation as a resource to manage and support energy programming. This committee explores a host of issues, including (but not limited to) methodologies, best practices, practical examples of how research and evaluation inform, drive, and shift progress, and regulatory issues affecting evaluation and research requirements and needs. Our committee, which is comprised of a diverse group of utilities, agencies, and contractors, is an information-sharing platform that maintains the mission of advancing market research, evaluation, and green house gas in support of energy services activities and rapidly disseminating valuable information to AESP’s membership.

Committee Leadership

Jake Millette

Jake Millette

Michaels Energy

Rich Bain

Rich Bain

Consultant