Forest Bradley-Wright

Energy Efficiency Director

Forest Bradley-Wright is the Energy Efficiency Director for SACE. His focus is on investments in energy efficiency and demand side management as alternatives to traditional power generation, effectiveness of efficiency programs in the Southeast, and energy saving opportunities for underserved customers.

Previously he was the Senior Policy Director for the Alliance for Affordable Energy for 14 years, where he was responsible for regulatory policy strategy, technical analysis, and governmental relations. His efforts contributed to the implementation of utility-scale energy efficiency portfolios for New Orleans and Louisiana’s investor owned electric companies; enactment of Integrated Resource Planning rules at the city and state level; protection of solar net metering; and major investments in utility-scale renewable energy. Other experience includes utility ratemaking proceedings, utility mergers and acquisitions, and demand side management potential studies in Louisiana; running as a candidate for the Louisiana Public Service Commission; and energy efficiency and renewable energy proceedings in Mississippi and Alabama.

​Forest’s undergraduate and Masters studies were at Tulane University in international development, environmental law, and sustainable development practices. He is a founder of the Building Block co-working space, the non-profit Groundwork New Orleans, and the Louisiana Green Corps workforce training program, where he currently serves as board president.

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The Pandemic Effect - Efficiency Performance and Energy Affordability Challenges in 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic made energy bills even more unaffordable for families in the Southeast, while utility energy efficiency programs also took a hit. New data shows how the response taken by each…

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While Florida Lags, Local Voices Call for Higher Efficiency and Rules Reform

After nearly three decades of underinvestment, Florida is revising its energy efficiency rules. Local governments and thousands of citizens are calling on the PSC to embrace modern efficiency practices to boost the…

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TVA Lost Its Way on Energy Efficiency, Now It's Dragging Southeast Down and Pushing Customer Bills Up

TVA was once a symbol of progress, but in recent years has gutted its energy efficiency offerings. Instead of holding the Southeast back, it's time TVA embraced a bold new vision for…

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