Staff Biography for Jeff Schlegel

Jeff Schlegel is an Arizona Representative, working with environmental, consumer, and renewable energy groups in support of energy efficiency and distributed resource issues. He has more than 20 years of experience in the energy field, specializing in policy analysis, planning, evaluation and research, and program design for energy efficiency, renewable energy, and low-income energy programs. 

In addition to his responsibilities with SWEEP, Mr. Schlegel assists the State of Connecticut Energy Conservation Management Board, a public board overseeing energy efficiency, demand response, and low income programs in the state; the Massachusetts Energy Efficiency Collaboratives, providing policy analysis, planning, and evaluation oversight of energy efficiency and demand response programs; and the New England Demand Response Initiative (NEDRI), a 50-member stakeholder group from the six New England states in developing a comprehensive, coordinated set of demand response programs for the New England regional power markets.

From July 1997 through March 2000, Mr. Schlegel served as the lead technical consultant to the California Board for Energy Efficiency (CBEE), a public advisory board that provided recommendations to the California Public Utilities Commission on energy efficiency programs in California. In addition, he has worked on energy efficiency policies and programs in New England, Wisconsin, and Arizona.

Mr. Schlegel was the winner of the 1997 Outstanding Achievement Award from the International Energy Program Evaluation Conference. The Outstanding Achievement Award was given to only four individuals nationwide between 1991 and 2002.