Cal TF staff facilitate an open, transparent technical review process and maintain a website of Cal TF materials and TF recommendations.

Contact us at CalTF@CalTF.org


ANNETTE BEITEL

Facilitator

Annette.Beitel@FutEE.biz 

Annette has over 20 years of experience providing legal, regulatory, procurement, and management support to energy efficiency and renewable energy programs in California, the Midwest, and internationally. She has over fifteen years of experience leading and managing large, multi-disciplinary and multi-stakeholder efforts relating to clean energy, including collaboratives, working groups, advisory councils, and non-profit governance boards. 

Annette currently facilitates the California Technical Forum (Cal TF), for which she works with nationally known technical and policy subject matter experts to advance the development of energy efficient measures for the California program portfolios. She also served as the lead facilitator for the successful, long-standing Illinois Stakeholder Advisory Group for 10 years, a forum authorized by the Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC) to build consensus and make recommendations to the ICC the on State energy efficiency policies, portfolio and program design, administration, implementation, and evaluation. She has recently been asked to lead the Illinois Income Qualified Energy Efficiency Advisory Committee.

For three years, Annette organized and chaired the Chicagoland Natural Gas Savings Program Governance Board and was responsible for administering the natural gas energy efficiency portfolio for Chicago and surrounding communities, which involved selecting and managing natural gas energy efficiency technologies for a broad range of customers.  Earlier in her career, Annette practiced law in California and litigated matters before the California Public Utilities Commission, and provided legal advice and counsel to the Pacific Gas & Electric Company Customer Energy Management group. 

Annette has a JD from studies at Harvard University and New York University, a Master of Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a Bachelor of Arts with Honors from Wellesley College.


TIM MELLOCH

Senior Technical Advisor

TimMelloch@t6wireless.com

Tim has more than twenty-five years’ experience working to ensure best practices in the energy efficiency industry. He provides services related to energy efficiency portfolio management and design.  Since September 2015 his work for the California Technical Forum (Cal TF) has included various activities including measure benchmarking, work paper reviews, development of Technical Position Papers and measure consolidation in support of the eTRM.  Previously, Tim served for as the Director of Energy Efficiency Services at Commonwealth Edison (ComEd), where he was responsible for overseeing the company’s energy efficiency portfolio which resulted in the reduction of energy consumption by approximately 8.5 million MWh and savings of over $800 million on customers’ electric bills. Prior to that role, he spent eight years in engineering and account management positions with ComEd.

Tim has a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University.   


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AYAD AL-SHAIKH

Principal Engineer

Ayad.AlShaikh@FutEE.biz

Ayad has more than 20 years of engineering experience in energy efficiency and related fields, primarily as an engineering lead, project manager, and engineering manager. Ayad currently manages the engineering team who serve as staff for the California Technical Forum. Previously, Ayad served as Engineering Director for CLEAResult Inc. (formerly the Resource Solutions Group) during which he developed and managed the CLEAResult California engineering team, served as a technical lead and industry expert for energy efficiency programs, and led CLEAResult in key strategic areas to expand its program services. 

Ayad has a Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University and a Bachelor of Science from the University of California at Berkeley. Ayad is a Professional Engineer, certified in Mechanical Engineering.


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JENNIFER HOLMES

Principal Consultant

Jennifer.Holmes@FutEE.biz

Jennifer has over 20 years of experience serving the energy efficiency industry. As a diligent researcher, she has managed and conducted program and portfolio evaluations, market effect studies, market share tracking, and cost-benefit analysis. Additionally, she has provided regulatory support and strategic planning on energy issues that have supported the foundational development and ongoing administration of energy efficiency initiatives. Jennifer served as a Director for a California-based energy industry consulting firm. In her role, Jennifer not only directed consulting engagements for the firm’s utility clients, but also led marketing and business development, built foundational business systems, managed the company’s re-branding, and had oversight over proposal development.

Jennifer has a Master of Science degree in Mineral Economics (Energy & Environmental track) and a Bachelor of Science in Economics from Penn State University.


JENNIFER BARNES

Principal Consultant

Jennifer.Barnes@FutEE.biz

Jennifer has more than 20 years’ experience in the energy industry. Jennifer has successfully navigated many challenging roles including managing PG&E’s largest energy efficiency program during the California energy crisis, leading negotiations to merge four disparate utility commercial rebate programs into a single statewide program, and leading a statewide solicitation for identifying and selecting third-party implemented programs. In addition to her program development and implementation experience, Jennifer has extensive experience managing evaluation studies for California-based EM&V firms covering all market sectors and a broad range of EE technologies.

Jennifer has a Master of Business Administration degree from San Diego State University and a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of San Diego.


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ROGER BAKER

Senior Engineer

Roger.Baker@FutEE.biz

 Roger Baker has 25 years of experience in the energy industry, primarily in engineering, program management, and planning roles. Roger spent more than 20 years working for ComEd, 10 of which he served as the Energy Efficiency Planning Manager. In this capacity he led the ComEd planning team to develop ComEd’s three-year energy efficiency and demand response plans, and he oversaw the regulatory approval process. Roger also led the development and annual updates of the Illinois Technical Reference Manual, which includes all deemed measures (gas and electric) for the Illinois energy efficiency portfolio. 

Roger has a Bachelor of Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.


Cal TF staff are provided by Future Energy Enterprises, LLC.