California Efficiency + Demand Management Council Appoints Arthur Haubenstock as its New Executive Director
California Leads the Way on Extraordinary Growth for Energy Efficiency & Demand Management
San Francisco, CA – May 14, 2018 – The California Efficiency + Demand Management Council (Council), representing the leading energy efficiency and demand management companies in the nation’s most advanced market, today announced the appointment of its new Executive Director, Arthur Haubenstock. The Council and its members have played a key role in California’s remarkable success in achieving strong economic growth while keeping energy demand flat. The Council is poised to help California accomplish far more with rapidly advancing efficiency and demand management capabilities in the coming years.
“We are delighted to welcome Arthur Haubenstock on board,” said Carmen Henrikson, Chair of the Council Board. “Arthur brings a wealth of energy market and policy development experience to the Council. He has contributed to the success of several state and national energy trade organizations. And his extensive work with project and technology developers, utilities, and policymakers will be a fantastic asset to the Council.”
“While the need for traditional energy efficiency and demand response programs remain as strong as ever, we see new opportunities for efficiency and demand management in wholesale energy and ancillary service markets, in transmission and distribution, and in achieving California’s energy and environmental goals,” said Ms. Henrikson.
“Since the Council was founded in 2009, California has grown from the world’s 8th largest economy to the 5th largest economy without substantially increasing electricity demand,” said Arthur Haubenstock. “This extraordinary track record has been key to meeting California’s world-leading energy and environmental goals—but it is just the beginning. The grid had been built on the assumption that supply is flexible, but demand is not. Tomorrow’s grid will unlock the economic power of emerging efficiency and demand management technologies, enabling a more cost-effective, reliable and environmentally beneficial energy system. It is an honor to have this opportunity to contribute to the future success of efficiency and demand management, and of California’s energy sector overall.”
About the California Efficiency + Demand Management Council Founded in 2009, the Council is a statewide trade association of over 75 companies that provide efficiency, demand response and data analytics products and services in California. As the premier voice for the energy efficiency and demand management industries in California, the Council is committed to continuing its strong advocacy to enhance existing energy efficiency and demand response programs while expanding opportunities as California moves toward increased customer choice and abundant distributed energy resources. For more information, please visit www.cedmc.org.