Rachel Reiss Buckley’s career in the demand-side management (DSM) field has followed the rise of smarter technologies to enable customer-centric demand response and energy efficiency. Her expertise in overall DSM industry trends has led to work on next-generation portfolios and program benchmarking, as well as the evolution of DSM department structures into a focus on customer energy solutions. Today, as a member of the E Source leadership team, Rachel oversees the people, products, data platforms, and strategy for bringing our DSM, technology, and distributed energy data and analytics to the utility market. Rachel works with cross-functional teams to determine product roadmaps, engage service members, and continually broaden our reach through our sales strategy and presence at industry events. Rachel has worked at E Source since 2000 and has an MS from the University of Colorado at Boulder and a BA from Colgate University.
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Join this web conference to learn new strategies for benchmarking your programs, or find out how E Source can help meet your benchmarking needs. You'll learn what's new in E Source DSM Insights and E Source Measure Insights, and you'll get highlights from our recent benchmarks.
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Utility spending on electric DSM has continued to increase through 2015, albeit at a slower pace than earlier in the decade. To meet these increasing goals, utilities are relying more on behavioral programs than on traditional custom and prescriptive programs. Check out our e-book for the details!