TEXAS ENERGY POVERTY RESEARCH INSTITUTE

aka TEPRI   |   Austin, TX   |  www.txenergypoverty.org

Mission

Inspiring lasting energy solutions for low-income communities.

Ruling year info

2015

Executive Director

Dana G. Harmson

Main address

611 S Congress Ave Ste 125

Austin, TX 78704 USA

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EIN

47-4407466

NTEE code info

Public Utilities (W80)

Research Institutes and/or Public Policy Analysis (V05)

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Programs and results

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Our programs

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Best Practices: Impacts of Low-Income Services, Programs, and Technologies (in development)

Objective: Evaluate various services (e.g., billing options), programs (e.g., weatherization), and technologies (e.g., programmable thermostats, smart water heaters, etc.) as they relate to home energy costs, energy efficiency, and other beneficial impacts to low-income energy customers.

Value Proposition: Texas providers of electricity, whether public power, retailers or utilities, offer many different forms of low-income services to assist these customers with affordability as well as with energy usage efficiency. Identifying and sharing best practices in this area may provide insights to both providers and customers as they each assess the trade-offs of current and future programs.

TEPRI strives to develop comprehensive and actionable data that energy stakeholders can use to cost-effectively lower home energy costs for the low-income customer segment. Assessing various programs, services and technologies and their impacts on low-income energy consumers may provide stakeholders insights into optimal opportunities to lower deployment costs while increasing efficiency and savings for customers.

Methodology: TEPRI plans to partner with another research institute and energy stakeholder to survey best practices of low-income offerings across the State.

Time Horizon: Winter 2016

Population(s) Served

TEPRI wants to develop more comprehensive and actionable data in order to more cost effectively assist low-income customers with their home energy cost burdens. There is no other statewide entity, that TEPRI is aware of, that is consolidating comprehensive information about the energy-poverty nexus in Texas or the nation. This is an important gap that TEPRI seeks to fill. The Energy Poverty Clearinghouse portal is a unique project that will bolster cross-communication of best practices, technologies and unique services across the industry. It will also assist in increasing awareness of current and future opportunities and challenges in this consumer market segment, and contribute to improving the overall health and well-being of low-income households across the state.

Objective: Create a comprehensive and user-friendly portal of information on publications, websites, and other resources that are specific to the topic of energy and poverty in Texas and the nation. TEPRI wants its portal to be a seminal “go-to” site to inform stakeholders and the general public on all the trending issues, technologies and services related to low-income energy burdens in America.

Methodology: TEPRI will partner with an academic institution to research, design and develop the format, interactive capabilities and the content of the Energy Poverty Clearinghouse portal.

Time Horizon: Fall 2016

Population(s) Served

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TEXAS ENERGY POVERTY RESEARCH INSTITUTE

Board of directors
as of 4/29/2019
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Patrick Reinhart

Assistant Vice President - Texas External Affairs, El Paso Electric Company

Term: 2018 - 2020

Maria Garcia

CPS Energy

Margo Weisz

City Lights Group

Stella Rodriguez

Texas Association of Community Action Agencies

Rebecca Klein

Klein Energy LLC

Mike Stockard

Oncor

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No