Alice Napoleon is an electric system policy analyst focusing on review of energy efficiency program design, administration, cost recovery, and cost-benefit analysis. In her 12 years at Synapse Energy Economics, she has co-authored dozens of reports and led major projects for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on quantifying the benefits of clean energy resources and for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) on strategic energy management. In collaboration with the Industrial Energy Analysis group of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, she managed the development of a toolkit for energy efficiency program administrators to incorporate DOE’s Superior Energy Performance™ (SEP) into their portfolios. Also for the U.S. DOE, she currently heads the effort to develop program design resources for program administrators on more general strategic energy management.
Ms. Napoleon has provided testimony and testimony assistance before public utility commissions across the United States and Canada, including in California, Delaware, Illinois, Kentucky, Missouri, New Jersey, Nova Scotia, South Carolina and Virginia. She conducted extensive research on current federal weatherization and ratepayer-funded low-income electric energy efficiency program efforts in U.S. states and submitted testimony regarding program design and administration of low-income energy efficiency services in South Carolina and Nova Scotia. Ms. Napoleon provided extensive and ongoing expert analysis and support for the State of New Jersey regarding its state- and utility-administered residential, low-income, commercial, and industrial energy efficiency and combined heat and power programs. As a part of this effort, she conducted expert analysis, drafted testimony, and provided litigation support for the state regarding program design, budgets, performance, marketing, evaluation, cost-benefit analysis, and overlap between utility- and state-administered programs.
In addition to strong analytical skills, Ms. Napoleon has expertise and extensive experience facilitating collaborative stakeholder processes, including facilitating and providing technical analysis in support of demand-side resource policy working groups in Colorado, Maryland, and South Carolina. Currently, she serves as a member of the National Energy Efficiency Registry Advisory Committee to develop its functionality and operating rules.
Ms. Napoleon previously worked at Resource Insight, Inc. where she supported investigations of electric, gas, steam, and water resource issues, primarily in the context of reviews by state utility regulatory commissions. She holds an MA in Public Administration from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and a BA in Economics from Rutgers University.
Selected Recent Publications
Synapse Energy Economics for South Carolina Coastal Conservation League, 2016
Authors: Alice Napoleon
Synapse Energy Economics for Western Interstate Energy Board, March 2015
Authors: Melissa Whited, Tim Woolf, Alice Napoleon
Synapse Energy Economics, 2016
Authors: Jenn Kallay, Alice Napoleon, Max Chang