Integration of Economic and Financial Methods into Evaluation of State Energy Conservation and Alternative Energy Market Development Programs

2013 EENP Forum

Day 2: Sept 23, 2013 • 10:45am • Greenhouse

By Cynthia Manson

Presentation and discussion of the methods and results used in two recent evaluations of state energy programs in Oregon and Massachusetts. Both incorporated economic and financial analysis in evaluating energy market and conservation programs. Discussion of successful methods, data needs, and challenges.

Ms. Manson has over 16 years of experience in applied regulatory analysis, market analysis, and program evaluation, with a focus on issues related to, secondary materials and metals markets, site remediation efforts, waste-derived fuels, and state energy programs. Ms. Manson has conducted numerous mixed-methods and efficiency-focused program evaluations within EPA and for state energy agencies, including assisting EPA in developing approaches for documenting the economic impacts of voluntary programs and strategic policies.


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