CMC Program Manager Tom McAteer served as a featured speaker on a low income and multifamily panel during the annual Keystone Energy Efficiency Alliance (KEEA) conference, held recently in Hershey, PA. The panel focused on the challenges specific to funding, serving and effectively achieving results for lower-income residents and what fresh approaches are being taken in the Commonwealth of PA and around the country. Both Philadelphia and Pittsburgh have been named among the top 10 cities in the country for “highest energy burden” for low-income residents.
Moderated by Action Housing’s Sarah Ralich, the panel also included Kyle Haddock of CLEAResult, Liz Robinson of Energy Coordinating Agency (ECA), an Alison Steele of Conservation Consultants, Inc. (CCI). Tom’s presentation focused on better coordination of energy efficiency programs to improve the benefits to customers, particularly among utilities who “cross over” and serve the same customers within the territory. The two-day conference featured nearly 50 speakers representing the energy industry, including CMC Board Member Kateri Callahan of the Alliance to Save Energy. For a full range of the speakers featured at KEAA Conference 2017, which was sponsored by CMC Energy Services, visit here.