Energy Efficiency: Principles and Practices

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An outline for utilities, government agencies and power generators for educating consumers on conservation, better resource management, and a smaller carbon footprint. These techniques are not only of interest to the modern consumer, but also can maximize opportunities for demand-side management. Demand-side management programs are effective methods for reducing peak demand of electricity, helping to curb escalating electricity prices for consumers, allowing power generators greater control of the electrical loads and promoting overall conservation of stretched resources. This book offers proven strategies for creating, delivering and maximizing demand-side management, truly a smart approach for your organization!

Features & Benefits

  • Create a DSM culture
  • Deliver DSM to consumers
  • Optimize DSM performance


  • Field level personnel
  • Management
  • Energy lending and finance professionals
  • Anyone who seeks to understand how, or relies upon, energy markets
  • Students

About the Author

Penni McLean-Conner is Executive Vice President of Customer Experience and Energy Strategy at Eversource. She is responsible for developing the strategy to provide Eversource’s 4 million electric and gas customers with high-quality customer service, highly valued energy products and services, and valued and cost-effective electric and gas energy management tools and solutions.

Penni is a recognized thought leader in the utility industry with over 30 years of experience implementing positive change in the areas of leadership, superior customer service, and energy efficiency programs. Penni works across the entire organization to understand energy, technology, and customer trends to inform and develop energy strategy. She leads an integrated team of customer service employees, charged with delivering consistent, positive customer experiences across multiple platforms. Her team provides valued clean energy solutions, including community based solar development, nationally recognized energy efficiency programs, buildout of electric vehicle infrastructure, and growing demand management solutions. Penni assumed her current role in May 2021.

Penni holds a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering from North Carolina State University and is a registered Professional Engineer. She is a leader in the industry, chairing the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE) and CS Week. Locally, she is active with the United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley, having recently served as chair. She also serves on the Boston Green Ribbon Commission and her town’s Energy Committee.

Type: Hardcover
Size: 6x9
Pages: 212
Published: 2009
ISBN: 9781593701789

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