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DDOE - Energy Administration

The Energy Administration

Taresa Lawrence, Ph.D., Deputy Director
Telephone: (202) 671-3313
Fax: (202) 535-2881

The Energy Administration (EA) is a single resource for energy efficiency and renewable energy programs, products and services for residential, commercial, institutional, and government sectors in the District of Columbia. The EA develops energy-related policies and plans, and coordinates and facilitates the overall effort of the District Government to achieve reliable, clean and affordable energy. The EA also provides direct financial assistance and discounts to low-income residents to help off-set their energy bills. The EA is comprised of three divisions: Policy & Compliance, Affordability & Efficiency, and Data & Benchmarking.

Policy & Compliance Division (PCD)

Edward Yim, Esq., Associate Director
Telephone: (202) 299-3339
Fax: (202) 535-2881

The Policy and Compliance Division directs and coordinates the implementation of energy-efficiency and renewable energy programs administered by DDOE, and administers the District of Columbia Sustainable Energy Utility contract. The PCD ensures that energy programs comply with the provisions of the Clean and Affordable Energy Act of 2008, as well as other District and federal mandates. The PCD also develops and recommends energy policies, provides advice on current or future utility rate cases, and drafts the District’s energy assurance and resiliency plans.

Affordability & Efficiency Division (AED)

Isaac Cotton, Associate Director
Telephone: (202) 478-2423
Fax: (202) 535-2881

The Energy Efficiency and Affordability Division is comprised of the Energy Efficiency & Conservation Branch and the Energy Affordability Branch and the Energy.

The Energy Affordability Branch (EAB) manages the Energy Administration’s direct subsidy programs that assist low-income District residents with their energy and utility bills. The EAB provides emergency and non-emergency financial assistance to low-income residents through the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program, and administers the Utility Discount Programs that provide discounted rates on residents’ electric, natural gas, telephone and water bills.

The Energy Efficiency & Conservation Branch (EECB) helps residents and businesses reduce their energy consumption by providing technical and financial assistance to help identify and install audit-recommended energy efficiency measures. The EECB also provides financing solutions to help commercial property owners implement energy efficiency improvements, and is dedicated to educating District residents about the efficient and safe use of energy.

Data & Benchmarking Division (DBD)

Lance Loncke, Ph.D., Associate Director
Telephone: (202) 671-3306
Fax: (202) 535-2881

The Data & Benchmarking Division conducts research and analysis of energy data, develops record-keeping protocols, and conducts evaluation, measurement and verification of various energy efficiency and renewable energy programs. The DBD is also responsible for conducting a wide range of assessment studies and other activities that support the development of aggressive short and medium-term energy goals, and recommending practical implementation strategies to help the District achieve maximum effective management and use of present and future sources of energy.