As a data analyst on the Customer Energy Solutions team, Liza uses E Source’s tools and databases to report the latest program trends and provide best practices in program design. Liza focuses on helping utilities design cost-effective programs and identify the next generation of energy savings. Liza previously worked at Wisconsin Energy Conservation Corp., where she used geographic information systems to perform customer segmentation for energy-efficiency programs. Liza earned an MS in urban and regional planning, BAs in political science and international studies, a minor in Spanish, and a certificate in sustainability from the University of Iowa.

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Benchmarking DSM Savings as a Percentage of Utility Sales

Liza Minor, Rachel Buckley
December 20, 2018

Earlier this year, a Midwest utility hired E Source to provide a detailed understanding of utilities that have reached or exceeded a minimum of 2% in annual savings from energy-efficiency or DSM programs over the past few years. Read on to learn more about our benchmarking solutions and tools.

3 Ways EISA Could Play Out, and How You Can Prepare

Liza Minor
November 29, 2018

Wondering how and when the US Department of Energy will likely implement new lighting standards from the US Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA)? You're not alone. We've partnered with NEEP to help you prepare your portfolio for these changes and deal with the lingering uncertainty.

Total Planned DSM Spending Will Decline Through 2020

Liza Minor, Rachel Reiss Buckley
July 17, 2018

Utilities have significantly increased demand-side management (DSM) program spending in the past decade, but based on market data found in E Source DSM Insights, we expect overall spending to decrease from 2018 through 2020.

Best Practices for Cost-Effective DSM Programs

Liza Minor, Kevin Andrews
January 12, 2018

It can be difficult to maintain program cost-effectiveness in a postlighting world. To help you learn how to build lasting cost-effectiveness, we identified best practices for four core program types as part of our series on the "Next Generation of Energy Savings."

Using Empathy Mapping to Design Better DSM Programs

Liza Minor
January 9, 2018

How can empathy mapping help DSM program planners and managers meet customer needs? By putting them in their customers' shoes. At the 2017 E Source Forum, we hosted an empathy-mapping mini-workshop. Check out this infographic to feel like you were there!