Jenn Kallay has more than nine years of professional experience analyzing the benefits and costs of energy efficiency efforts for jurisdictions in the United States and Canada. Her work entails reviewing different regulatory approaches to spur energy efficiency; assessing the ability of utility energy efficiency plans to tap into cost-effective potential; evaluating energy efficiency components of integrated resource plans; researching best practice program designs and policies; analyzing energy efficiency as an alternative to new power plants; reviewing methods to account for energy efficiency in system planning; and conducting rate and bill impact, participant, and cost effectiveness analyses.
From 2007 to 2016, Ms. Kallay supported the Cape Light Compact in assessing the impacts of its energy efficiency programs. Ms. Kallay supported the development of the Compact’s contribution to the first Massachusetts Three-Year Energy Efficiency Plan and associated Technical Reference Manuals, and she testified before the state’s Department of Public Utilities regarding the Compact’s projections of costs, savings, and benefits. In 2012, she coauthored Commercial & Industrial Customer Perspectives on Massachusetts Energy Efficiency Programs, a study that surveyed key energy efficiency stakeholders and Massachusetts businesses to inform the development of the second Three-Year Plan. Since 2012, Ms. Kallay has supported the Rhode Island Division of Ratepayer Advocate in assessing the impacts of utility energy efficiency plans and delivery strategies on customers. Ms. Kallay testified before the state’s Public Utility Commission regarding the Division’s support for the National Grid 2016 Energy Efficiency Plan’s savings goals and costs.
Ms. Kallay also has provided energy efficiency data analysis and/or policy research and recommendations for programs in Hawaii, Vermont, New Jersey, Arkansas, Minnesota, Prince Edward’s Island, Ontario, Nova Scotia, and Virginia. Her experience extends from many U.S. states and Canadian provinces to national and international institutions including the Energy Foundation, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, U.S . Department of Energy, International Energy Agency, American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE), and International Energy Program Evaluation Conference. On two separate occasions, she participated in International Energy Agency workshops: one on energy efficiency markets and the other on benefits of energy efficiency. As an expert advisor, Ms. Kallay helped review and draft sections of IEA’s publication on the benefits of energy efficiency entitled “Capturing the Multiple Benefits of Energy Efficiency.”
Most recently, Ms. Kallay has focused on policies and practices states can use to increase energy efficiency adoption by traditionally hard-to-reach customers in advance of—or along with—Clean Power Plan compliance. She coauthored a handbook and fact sheet on energy efficiency and the Clean Power Plan and co-presented a webinar on this topic. She will participate in the panel “Energy Efficiency and Climate Change Policy: U.S. & Beyond” at ACEEE’s upcoming 2016 Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings. Before joining Synapse, Ms. Kallay worked for six years at Digitas, Inc. There, she developed quantitative analyses of marketing program performance to guide strategy. Ms. Kallay holds a MA in Energy and Environmental Analysis from Boston University and a BA in Journalism from the University of Maryland.
Selected Recent Publications
Synapse Energy Economics for Energy Foundation, 2015
Authors: Jennifer Kallay, Kenji Takahashi, Alice Napoleon, Tim Woolf
Synapse Energy Economics for Rhode Island Division of Public Utilities and Carriers, 2014
Authors: Tim Woolf, Jennifer Kallay
Synapse Energy Economics, 2016
Authors: Jennifer Kallay, Alice Napoleon, Max Chang