Rick Tempchin is a senior fellow on loan from the Edison Electric Institute (EEI). Rick is joining the Alliance as part of a new fellowship program aimed at boosting expertise around specific energy efficiency initiatives and developing practical policies that deliver results. His portfolio includes supporting Phase II of our 50x50 Commission on U.S. Transportation Sector Efficiency, exploring strategic opportunities around smart communities, improving access for disadvantaged customers, and other issues.
Rick, who is EEI’s executive director for customer solutions, joined EEI in 1987 and has worked in nearly every sector of the business, including state regulatory policy, rate design, electric transportation, demand-side management, building codes, appliance standards, grid modernization, sustainable technology commercialization, and customer outreach. He is a founding board member of The Association of Energy Services Professionals. Prior to joining EEI, he was a senior utility analyst for Navigant Consulting and a research analyst at the U.S. Department of Energy.
He has a B.S. in marketing from the University of Maryland and an MBA in energy management from the University of Denver.