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GREG WIKLER

Executive Director , California Efficiency + Demand Management Council

gwikler@cedmc.org

Greg Wikler is the Executive Director for the California Efficiency + Demand Management Council (www.cedmc.org).  Greg is responsible for running this non-profit organization comprised of more than 70 member companies that implement, evaluate and manage clean energy programs in California.  The Council is California's leading and respected voice for efficiency and demand management service providers.  The Council plays a critical role in helping to shape future policies and practices around climate change, improved efficiency, and economic vitality for the state.

In his over 30 years of experience in the energy industry, Greg has addressed a variety of issues related to demand-side resources including energy efficiency, demand response, distributed generation, energy storage and grid modernization programs for the electric and gas industries.  Over this time, Greg has directed numerous national, regional and utility-specific market potential and load forecasting studies, technology assessments, integrated demand-side resource program designs, economic assessments, evaluation studies, and extensive stakeholder collaboration and resolution.

Greg is involved in various clean energy and decarbonization policy initiatives in California, providing leadership and insights on legislation, market design improvements, cost-effectiveness approaches, and identification of new markets. He received his Bachelors degree from UC Davis and his Masters degrees from the University of Oregon.