Achieving Community Efficiency Program - Shared Energy Manager: State of RI Perspective
Launched in spring 2019, the Achieving Community Efficiency Program (ACE) was a multiyear pilot program led by RI Office of Energy Resources and Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships (NEEP). Small and rural communities typically lack the staff bandwidth, financial resources, and expertise needed to effectively manage their energy usage. As part of this grant effort, a pilot program for a shared energy manager was developed to help provide technical expertise, administrative and logistical support, and implementation guidance to a group of six partner communities looking to lower their energy usage and improve their energy management practices. Hear from this panel about the design, development, implementation, successes and lessons learned from this innovative energy management model.
Nathan Cleveland has years of experience in the energy and sustainability fields, including at academic institutions and within municipal and state governments. At the Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources, Mr. Cleveland leads the development and administration of the State’s Lead by Example Initiative, focusing primarily on the public sector. Additionally, he oversees energy supply procurement for the State and its community partners. Mr. Cleveland is also the Chair of his local Energy & Sustainability Committee. He has a Masters in Sustainability and Environmental Management from Harvard University and a Bachelors in Political Science & Government from Tufts University.