The National Energy Efficiency Registry Stakeholders meeting will feature updates and interactive discussions on the National Energy Efficiency Registry project, a multi-sector, multi-state initiative promoting the documentation of energy efficiency programs and measures in a consistent, transparent, and credible way.

Preliminary Agenda:

12:00 pm - 12:15 pm
Networking Lunch Served

12:15 pm - 12:30 pm
Opening Remarks
This opening session will provide a brief overview of the goals of the U.S. Department of Energy U.S. State Energy Program-funded National Energy Efficiency Registry project.

Molly Cripps, Director, Office of Energy Programs, Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation; Secretary, NASEO Board of Directors

12:30 pm – 1:00 pm
NEER Principles and Operating Rules
This session will provide an overview of the final principles and operating rules that The Climate Registry, leading an extensive stakeholder engagement process, developed to support the design of NEER.

Peggy Kellen, Director of Policy, The Climate Registry

1:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Software Platform Demonstration
This session will unveil and provide a demonstration of the beta-version of the NEER’s web-based software platform.

1:30 pm – 1:45 pm

1:45 pm – 3:00 pm
NEER Roadmaps: Key Findings and Implications for States’ Energy and Air Quality Programs
This panel will feature a discussion of the NEER Roadmap being developed by the National Association of State Energy Officials (NASEO) and the NEER Partner States to examine opportunities for implementation of the Registry for various potential applications across different states. The discussion will consider potential state-specific uses and pathways for Registry application. Additionally, this session will provide insights from the NEER Partner States on strategies to promote the integration of energy efficiency into relevant state planning processes, policies, and markets, including for air quality and environmental stewardship.

Rodney Sobin, Senior Program Director, NASEO

Kendra Abkowitz, Director, Office of Policy and Planning, Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation
Kerry Campbell, Environmental Program Manager, Office of Pollution and Energy Assistance, Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection
Kaci Radcliffe, Schools/State Building Energy Analyst, Oregon Department of Energy
Jessica Burdette, State Energy Office Manager, Energy Efficiency, Assurance, and Operations, Division of Energy Resources, Minnesota Department of Commerce
Robert Jackson, Director, Regional/National Response Division, Michigan Agency for Energy; Chair, NASEO Board of Directors
Kristofor Anderson, Senior Program Manager, Georgia Environmental Finance Authority

3:00 pm – 3:45 pm
Roundtable Discussion: The Future of the NEER
During this session, members of the NEER Project Team will lead a discussion around the future of NEER, including opportunities for broader awareness and adoption. Meeting participants will be invited to provide feedback and reactions to the items presented and discussed throughout the meeting.

David Terry, Executive Director, NASEO

Ann McCabe, Interim Executive Director, The Climate Registry
Pat Stanton, Director of National Policy, E4TheFuture

3:45 pm – 4:00 pm
Meeting Adjourn
This closing session will review key next steps and action items discussed during the meeting.


The NEER is a central repository that will allow the public and private sectors to transparently track energy efficiency attributes associated with energy efficiency initiatives, as well as help demonstrate progress towards energy goals and potential compliance with existing and future state and federal environmental regulations. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is providing its largest award in the 2015 State Energy Program Competitive Award cycle to Tennessee, five other states – Georgia, Michigan, Minnesota, Oregon, Pennsylvania – and partners The Climate Registry (TCR) and the National Association of State Energy Officials (NASEO) -- to create the foundation for a NEER. For more information, please visit TCR’s website.