Program Planning, Management, Implementation, and Evaluation Services

  • In response to Governor’s emergency declaration, for large utility, helped develop program to rapidly procure energy efficiency peak coincident load reductions using population-level normalized metered energy consumption (NMEC). Currently implementing.
  • Recently (early 2023) transitioned from serving as an independent evaluator for California third-party energy efficiency solicitations (worked on solicitations ~ $1B).
  • Served as interim program manager for multiple California utility energy efficiency programs.
  • Served as Independent Evaluator for Minnesota process to develop estimates of transmission and distribution costs avoided by electric energy efficiency programs.
  • Project managed California utility efforts to select and contract with third-party energy efficiency program implementers (2007 to 2017).
  • Managed policy aspects of comprehensive gas and electric energy efficiency and demand response utility portfolios with annual budgets exceeding $60 million.

Demand Response

  • Wrote, on behalf of MN investor-owned utilities, analysis of role Aggregators of Retail Customers (ARCs) should play in Minnesota (MN PUC Docket No. E-999/CI-09-1449).
  • For CA IOU, served as interim program manager for Demand Response Technology Assessment and Improvement program.
  • Supported utility participation in Midwest ISO Demand Response Working Group.
  • Managed regulatory aspects for large utility’s demand response program – portfolio of more than 1,000 MW of controllable load.

Regulatory Proceedings

  • Supported California utility energy efficiency Business Plan filings.
  • Wrote witness testimony supporting energy efficiency and demand response program filings in California, Minnesota, Colorado, New Mexico, and South Dakota.
  • Project managed multiple large utility energy efficiency and demand response program regulatory filings.
  • Supported California utilities’ 2013-2017 energy efficiency program filings to the California Public Utilities Commission.

Integrated Resource Planning

  • Managed development and filing of energy efficiency and demand response portions of multiple Integrated Resource Plans – included cost effectiveness modelling.

Energy Efficiency Shareholder Incentives

  • Wrote witness testimony and developed utility energy efficiency shareholder incentive strategies.
  • Managed utility efforts to obtain regulatory approval for recovery of more than $50 million in shareholder incentives.

Selection of Mendota Group Work Products


  • MN: Third-Party Evaluator to Develop Methods for Estimating Avoided Transmission and Distribution Costs