Director of Policy & Emerging Markets, ReCurve
Carmen Best is Director of Policy & Emerging Markets at ReCurve. In this role she is supporting the team in navigating policy issues relevant to the growth of meter-based energy efficiency markets. She is supporting clients across the country to meet regulatory expectations as they adopt new energy efficiency models and deploy ReCurve products. She brings a wealth of knowledge from the evaluation industry along with a solid understanding of the regulatory landscape for energy efficiency.
Prior to joining ReCurve, Carmen led the Energy Efficiency Commercial Programs & Evaluation team and served as a senior analyst during her ten years working with the California Public Utilities Commission. While there, she facilitated the Commission’s transition to standardized data and reporting, priority-based evaluation planning, and stakeholder engagement processes to manage its large-scale energy efficiency evaluation portfolio.
She brought the findings and insights from these efforts to statewide energy policy through demand forecasting, integrated resource planning and overall improvements in the deployment of energy efficiency, and has shared lessons learned across the continent and the world.
Carmen holds a master’s degree from the Nelson Institute of Environmental Studies at the University of Wisconsin – Madison and a B.S. in Geology from the University of North Dakota.
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