The Energy Administration
Taresa Lawrence, Ph.D., Deputy Director
(202) 671-3313 | [email protected]
The Energy Administration (EA) is a single resource for energy efficiency and renewable energy programs, products and services for residential, commercial, institutional, and government sectors in the District of Columbia. The EA develops energy-related policies and plans, and coordinates and facilitates the overall effort of the District Government to achieve reliable, clean and affordable energy. The EA also provides direct financial assistance and discounts to low-income residents to help off-set their energy bills. The EA is comprised of three divisions: Policy & Compliance, Affordability & Efficiency, and Data & Benchmarking.
Policy & Compliance Division (PCD)
Ari Gerstman, Associate Director
(202) 499-2015 | [email protected]
The Policy and Compliance Division ensures compliance with the provisions of the Clean and Affordable Energy Act of 2008, Renewable Portfolio Standard Expansion Amendment Act of 2016, as well as other District and federal mandates. The PCD also develops and recommends energy policies, provides advice on current or future utility rate cases, coordinates the implementation of the District’s Clean Energy DC Plan and drafts the District’s Energy Assurance Plan.
Affordability & Efficiency Division (AED)
Kenley Farmer, Associate Director
(202) 478-2423 | [email protected]
The Affordability & Efficiency Division is comprised of the Energy Efficiency & Conservation Branch and the Energy Affordability Branch.
The Energy Affordability Branch (EAB) manages the Energy Administration’s direct subsidy programs that assist low-income District residents with their energy and utility bills. The EAB provides emergency and non-emergency financial assistance to low-income residents through the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program, and administers the Utility Discount Programs that provide discounted rates on residents’ electric, natural gas, and water bills.
The Energy Efficiency & Conservation Branch (EECB) helps residents and businesses reduce their energy consumption by providing technical and financial assistance to help identify and install audit-recommended energy efficiency measures. The EECB also provides financing solutions to help commercial property owners implement energy efficiency improvements, and is dedicated to educating District residents about the efficient and safe use of energy.
Data & Benchmarking Division (DBD)
The Data & Benchmarking Division conducts research and analysis of energy data, develops record-keeping protocols, and conducts evaluation, measurement and verification of various energy efficiency and renewable energy programs. The DBD is also responsible for conducting a wide range of assessment studies and other activities that support the development of aggressive short and medium-term energy goals, and recommending practical implementation strategies to help the District achieve maximum effective management and use of present and future sources of energy.