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Market Research, Evaluation & Greenhouse Gas Topic Committee
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Mission Statement

To advance market research, evaluation and greenhouse gas in support of energy services activities in competitive and regulated markets and to rapidly disseminate related information to AESP's membership.

Recent and Planned Committee Activities

  • Market Research: How is it shifting with the Market while Retaining Data Integrity and Quality? (February Strategies Article is available in the Resource Library)
  • March 2015 Newsletter 
  • April All Topic Committee Presentation
  • Forthcoming Brown Bags including topics such as EM&V 2.0 and integrating evaluation and research into integrated resource planning – let us know if you’re interested in helping with a Brown Bag! 

Resources and Links

The Leadership team for the Market Research, Eval & Greenhouse Gas Topic Committee includes the following:


Laura Schauer,  Illume Advising

Laura has worked in the energy industry managing and conducting program evaluations for over 15 years. Her experience has primarily concentrated on designing and implementing process evaluations for utility and state organizations, focusing on energy efficiency, commercial and industrial, and low-income programs. Through these efforts, Laura provides clients with insight into issues such as program performance, operations, impacts, and recommendations for program improvement.  

Vice Chairs

Linda Dethman, Research Into Action
Sue Hanson, Tetra Tech
Lisa Obear, EMI Consulting
Zach Ross, Opinion Dynamics
Martha Thompson, Evergreen Economics
Wendy Todd, DNV-GL
Bryan Ward, The Cadmus Group

Past Topics and Reports 

  • 2010 Annual Report
  • 2009 Annual Report
  • 2008 Annual Report
  • 2007 Annual Report  
  • An energy evaluation and market research practitioner survey - See results here
  • An evaluation practitioners clearinghouse
  • Newsletter (Strategies) articles about evaluation news from the American Evaluation Association and European energy conferences
  • What’s up in evaluation conference calls
  • Brown Bags, white papers, and additional newsletter articles about evaluation topics of interest and importance to our industry

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