2021 National Conference on Energy Efficiency as a Resource VIRTUAL

October 19 – 21, 2021
Full dates: Oct. 19-21 and 26-27

EER is the premier US convening conference on policies and programs to facilitate customer energy efficiency as a utility system resource.

Due to on-going public health concerns and restrictions for COVID-19, EER21 will be a virtual conference over five days, October 19-21 and 26-27 with plenaries, break-out sessions, social and networking events, and workshops

Energy efficiency’s role in a transforming utility industry has never been more essential. More and more utilities have set ambitious corporate carbon reduction goals. Policymakers are expanding their expectations for what energy efficiency programs deliver, from greenhouse gas reductions to job creation, economic recovery to bill affordability, many with a focus on energy equity and justice.

We hope that you will add EER21 to your calendar and you will plan to join us.

Likely participants
Utilities and program administrators, regulatory commissions, state government, consultants, manufacturers, environmental organizations, consumer groups, and research institutes.










Call for Proposals

Be a part of the nation's premier conference on energy efficiency as a resource. Scroll down for details and topics.

Submit Proposal


Call for Proposals

EER21 offers the unique opportunity to speak before utility industry leaders and peers about cutting-edge developments for advancing energy efficiency as part of this industry transformation. Submit your proposal for a breakout session presentation at EER21 by March 31, 2021
Your proposal should be no more than 250 words and cover one or more of the following topic areas:

Strategies and program designs for energy efficiency as a resource   

  • Meeting aggressive resource goals for energy efficiency (policies and results)

  • Examples of highly effective energy efficiency programs

  • Role of energy efficiency with other distributed energy resources (e.g., integrated DER programs, grid-interactive efficient buildings, net-zero buildings)

Role of energy efficiency in climate goals

  • Integrating utility energy efficiency programs into decarbonization efforts (rationale, policy examples, and initial results)

  • Energy efficiency and beneficial electrification (policy approaches, program examples)

  • Innovative utility partnerships to leverage energy efficiency to meet climate change goals (local, state, and/or private)

  • Programs targeting energy equity and affordability in decarbonization efforts

Policy, analysis, and market design to encourage energy efficiency as a resource

  • Regulatory mechanisms and utility business models for energy efficiency as a resource, including in wholesale markets

  • Integrated resource and distribution system planning

  • Multiple benefits of energy efficiency (e.g. energy equity, economic recovery, affordability, jobs, health, resilience, environmental improvement, and reliability)

Note: All program presenters are required to register and pay the speaker/moderator registration fee of $350.


Registration will open in June.

*If your organization is a member of the ACEEE Ally program, there may be available registration waivers for you to use to attend this conference. Please contact us for more information.

To join the ACEEE Ally program and receive exclusive benefits, click here.


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Sponsorship Opportunities

If your organization would like to learn more about the various sponsorship levels and the associated benefits, please contact Charlie Herron.

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