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.