This interactive workshop sparked a discussion among participants around practical applications of utility energy efficiency programs for helping communities recover and rebuild in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Presenters from the Texas Energy Poverty Research Institute shared the findings from their recent research study and insights into the experiences of low-income Texans for whom the cost of energy creates a disproportionate financial burden. With a multi-faceted investigation into the lives of people at risk of experiencing energy poverty, we strive to inform decision-makers to advance lasting energy solutions most suitable for people experiencing financial hardship, which is particularly relevant during this global crisis.
Who should participate:
Program designers and administrators of low/moderate income programs.
Why you should participate:
This online workshop will present new applications of socio-demographic data collection and analysis. Also, learn how this information can be incorporated into program design so customers may be more readily identified and enrolled. Additionally, participants will have an opportunity to provide feedback and direction in to new areas of research.