Happy Hour: The Path Ahead for Austin Energy's Solar Programs
New Leadership, New Plans
Wednesday, February 20th
We invite you to join Solar Austin at the Chapel Stage at Spider House on Wednesday, February 20th to meet Deborah Kimberly, Austin Energy's new VP of Distributed Energy Services, and get an update on Austin Energy's solar programs from Lesley Libby, the Solar Program Manager.
As of January 22, Ms. Kimberly is the new VP of Distributed Energy Services at Austin Energy. Prior to that, she was the Director of the energy efficiency and marketing groups for Salt River Project (SRP) – the third largest public power electric utility in the country – based in Tempe, Arizona. Since 1982, Ms. Kimberly had served in many capacities at SRP - analyst, manager of financial planning, special projects manager, manager of financial services, manager of energy efficiency and policy analysis and director of customer programs and marketing. As Director of the energy efficiency and marketing groups, her responsibilities included energy efficiency product design and implementation, marketing of all SRP products, price plans and services, corporate events management, measurement and evaluation, and customer and market research.
At Austin Energy, Kimberly will oversee the utility's energy efficiency and load management programs, including Energy Efficiency Services, Green Building, Solar Programs, Emerging Technologies, Key Accounts and Data Analytics and Business Intelligence.
Ms. Libby is the Solar Program Manager at Austin Energy. She graduated from Montana State University in 1984 with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering. In December 1992, she graduated with a M.S. in Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin. From May 1991 to the present, she has been employed by Austin Energy. Leslie has managed Austin Energy’s solar incentive programs from it’s inception in 2004.
From 2004 until the present, Austin Energy has provided customers with $30 million in incentives which has allowed 1900 participants to install 7 MW of solar on their rooftops. Austin Energy’s latest achievement is the creation of an invotaive “Residential Solar Rate.” This rate compensates customers who have invested in local, distributed solar for the value this resources provides the utility. This rate has been national recognized by Solar Electric Power Association (SEPA) and most recently by the Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC).
We hope you hope you'll join us to hear from both of these great speakers! Happy hour starts at 6:30 pm and the program will start at 7:00 pm.
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