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.

Forest's Recent Posts

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Southeast Utilities Falling Behind: ACEEE Efficiency Scorecard Confirms What SACE Already Knew. Nowhere to Go But Up!

The efficiency performance of most major utilities in the Southeast lags far behind the rest of the nation in ACEEE's 2020 Utility Energy Efficiency Scorecard. The publication reinforces key findings from SACE's…

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Efficiency in Mississippi: Utilities Can Do More, Customers Deserve No Less

Mississippi has kicked off its first foray into integrated resource planning, but key questions remain for the future of energy efficiency. With the highest poverty rate in the nation and among the…

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North Carolina and Duke Energy Hold Commanding Lead on Energy Efficiency in the Southeast

Duke Energy and North Carolina continue to lead the Southeast on energy efficiency, accounting for vastly more energy savings than any other utility or state in the region. New state policies and…

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