Call for Articles - Managing the Future of Energy Efficiency - [Energy Central Special Issue Series]

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The growing profile of power demand on the grid seems inevitable thanks to growing populations, surging industrialization, increasing digitalization with more complex computing needs, and so much more. The utility sector has focused on specific projects to help support the ever-growing demand. Projects that have recently come to the forefront are clean generation, the modernization of the grid, and perhaps arguably one of the most critical - the implementation of energy efficiency programs.  

Over the years, utility energy efficiency programs have undergone notable evolutions, including everything from smart meters to more efficient equipment to customized variable rates. As the coming years bring more electrified buildings and transportation, these needs will only become paramount, and that's what motivated Energy Central to focus our July Special Issue on "Managing the Future of Energy Efficiency." 

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And for this issue, we want to hear from you! We are seeking stories, white papers, and case studies from our community for this Special Issue Edition. We are especially looking for insights on the following topics: Residential Energy Efficiency (EE) Programs, Building EE Programs, Marketing of EE Programs, Smart Home Technologies, Rebate, and Incentive Programs. 

Our Special Issues present a unique opportunity for you to share your experiences with peers in the industry and perhaps even help kickstart conversations that help you and others uncover new potential solutions and opportunities to areas of utility energy efficiency that you may be overlooking. 


Below are a few topic prompt ideas to get you started:

  • How have customer expectations for energy efficiency programs changed recently, and how are you adapting for future changes? 
  • What new or forthcoming technologies are you leaning into via tests, pilots, or commercialization to unlock new energy efficiency opportunities? 
  • How has the world of policy and regulation impacted your energy efficiency structure and offerings, and what would ideal policy look like in your view? 
  • What are the pain points or hurdles that remain in tapping into the next stage of energy efficiency?

With your submission to the July 2022 Special Issue on 'Managing the Future of Energy Efficiency,' we invite you to consider the list of topics and topic prompt above and participate in the group knowledge sharing and brainstorming process only available via the Energy Central Community. 


How you can Participate: 

For Professionals who work for a Utility, IPP, RTO, or Government Agency

We're inviting submissions from experts and leaders with expertise in our Special Issue topic. This is an opportunity to share your hands-on experiences, lessons learned, and perhaps your predictions for the coming years with your fellow community members.

*Submission is free for professionals who work for utilities, IPPs, RTOs, or government agencies. See below for details on how to submit an article and for deadlines. 


Invitation for Solution Providers and Industry Vendors to Get Involved:

This Special Issue is a great way to share your insights and message with the power industry. To learn how you can contribute an article or become an official content sponsor of this Special Issue, please get in touch with a client representative at or Download our Product Guide now for more information. 


Instructions for Participation:

Send your submissions to with the subject' Energy EfficiencyIf you need feedback on your submission idea, feel free to send questions or even an abstract to the same email address. We are looking for more in-depth articles on this subject (5-10 paragraphs)- a little more than what you would typically share as part of a community blog post.  

  • Abstract due date (optional): July 8, 2022
  • Final submissions due date:  July 15, 2022
  • Issue deployment date: July 28, 2022

To learn more about our Special Issue Article Guidelines and Review Processfollow this link.


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