Energy Efficiency as a Resource

October 16 – 18, 2023

    Conference registration and accommodations at the DoubleTree by Hilton, Philadelphia, PA will open in June.


    Utility energy efficiency programs have a strong record of saving customers energy and money. But today’s urgent challenges—from climate change to inequitable energy burdens—demand that we ramp up these efficiency efforts and reimagine what these programs are capable of, building on the strong foundations in place.

    Join us at the Energy Efficiency as Resource (EER) conference in Philadelphia, October 16–18, 2023, to explore how efficiency efforts can expand and evolve amid a transforming utility industry. Back in person in 2023 for the first time following 2021’s online event, EER is the premier U.S. conference on policies and programs to reduce utility customers' energy waste and help utilities meet climate goals and infrastructure challenges. Together we’ll strategize about using innovative technologies and policies to enable efficiency programs that deliver greater greenhouse gas reductions, improve bill affordability and health for low-income customers, and embrace more electrified and grid-interactive equipment in our homes and buildings.

    The EER conference will bring together a large, diverse group of the nation's leading players in the utility energy efficiency arena, including attendees from utilities and program administrators, regulatory commissions, state government, consultants, manufacturers, environmental organizations, consumer groups, and research institutions.

    Click here to see a list of the organizations that participated in our last in-person EER Conference in 2019 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.






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    Registration will open June 21, 2023.

    Registration Type Early Bird – by 8/18/23 Regular – by 9/14/23 Late – after 9/14/23
    General Attendee $875.00  $975.00 $1,075.00
    Speaker/Moderator $875.00 $875.00 $875.00
    Student* $425.00 $425.00 $425.00

    *To qualify for the student rate, you will be asked to provide a copy of your student ID and a transcript showing you are currently enrolled in at least 10 credit hours.

    Cancellation policy: Cancellations made prior to September 15 will receive a refund less a $100 cancellation fee. Any cancellation made after that date are nonrefundable. Exceptions will be made for medical reasons if a written note from a medical professional is provided.

    Call for Abstracts 

    Thank you to everyone who submitted an abstract. We received a record breaking number for our 2023 event. We are looking forward to an exciting program based on the proposals we received in the following tracks.

    Acceptance notifications are being sent out the week of 5/22 and 5/29. If you do receive notification on a presentation you submitted, please email

    Energy Efficiency as a Resource: Strategies and Program Designs

    • Meeting aggressive resource goals for energy efficiency (policies and results)
    • Examples of highly effective energy efficiency programs (any sector: low-income, residential, commercial, and industrial. Electric and natural gas end-uses)
    • 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 Meeting Climate Goals 

    • Integrating utility energy efficiency programs into climate/ 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, or private)
    • Programs targeting energy equity in decarbonization

    Policy, Analysis, and Market Design to Encourage Energy Efficiency as a Resource

    • Regulatory mechanisms/utility business models for energy efficiency as a resource
    • Integrated resource and distribution system planning and potential efficiency studies
    • Energy efficiency and wholesale markets

    The Multiple Benefits of Energy Efficiency

    • Energy equity and affordability (policies and programs)
    • Economic development and recovery
    • System reliability and resilience
    • Non-energy benefits (e.g., health & safety, environmental, operational, etc.)
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