Utility Programs & Policies



The leaders listed below are experts in all aspects of
utility energy efficiency program and renewable energy integration
  • National – Drinker Biddle and Reath, LLP Baird Brown baird@dbr.com (215) 988-3338 Baird is of counsel in Drinker Biddle’s Environment and Energy Practice Group. His practice includes the development and financing of energy and sustainable infrastructure projects and advice on the regulatory and policy issues affecting such projects. He is counsel to the Microgrid Resources Coalition, and represents state and local sustainability agencies charged with promoting renewable energy, energy efficiency and green infrastructure. He has worked extensively on public/private partnerships and privatization of public services.
  • National – Clean Coalition, John Bernhardt 703.963.8750 john@clean-coalition.org The Clean Coalition works directly with utilities, municipalities, and policymakers to identify and deploy cost-effective local renewable energy. Leveraging our technical, policy, and project development expertise, we seek to accelerate the transition to renewable energy and a modern grid. We conduct renewable enery siting surveys, design procurement and interconnection processes, drive policy innovation, and establish Community Microgrids. Learn more at www.clean-coalition.org.
  • AZ – Western Area Power Authority – Randy Manion 602.605.2628 WAPA facilitates the expansion and development of renewable energy technologies across a 15 state territory with Preference Customers including co-ops, munis, Indian tribes, irrigation districts and others.
  • CA Redwood Coast Energy Authority  Matthew Marshall  707.269.1700 mmarshall@redwoodenergy.org The Redwood Coast Energy Authority (RCEA) is a local government joint  powers agency of the County of Humboldt, the Cities of Arcata, Blue Lake, Eureka, Ferndale, Fortuna, Rio Dell, Trinidad and the Humboldt  Bay Municipal Water District. Formed in 2003, RCEA’s mission is to develop and implement sustainable energy initiatives that reduce energy  demand, increase energy efficiency, and advance the use of clean, efficient and renewable resources available in the region. RCEA offers a  range of energy related services to Humboldt County local governments, businesses, and residents in the community
  • CO – City of Fort Collins Utilities & Sustainability Services – Katy Bigner – 970.221.6317 – kbigner@fcgov.com
    The Fort Collins community zero energy initiative,. Fort ZED is an internationally recognized community partnership to pioneer and advance sustainable energy solutions.
  • MD – Johnson Consulting Group – Katherine Johnson 301.461.4865 kjohnson@johnsonconsults.com Johnson Consulting Group is a woman-owned strategic consulting firm. Our firm has also worked closely with program administrators in designing and evaluating innovative energy efficiency programs such as on-the-bill financing programs promoting whole-house energy efficiency improvements. TIP Begin with the end in mind, Evaluation is critical to program success
  • VA – Christian & Barton LLC Cliona Robb 804 697 4140 crobb@cblaw.com Provide advice to municipal governments and other large retail users on energy matters including negotiations with investor owned utilities, electric co-operatives, and municipal utilities. Expertise includes rate negotiations, lobbying, and other matters adverse to incumbent utilities.