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


"Energy Efficiency in the Southeast" 2019 Annual Report

SACE’s "Energy Efficiency in the Southeast" 2019 report shows that Southeastern states and utilities continue to rely on expensive, outdated, carbon polluting fossil fuel power plants while underinvesting in abundant low-cost efficiency…


Florida Power & Light Drags State to Bottom of Efficiency Rankings

FPL's resistance to utility energy efficiency isolates the company from their corporate peers and dragged Florida down to the bottom of state rankings.


Does Georgia Power Plan to Increase Its Financially Successful Energy Efficiency Programs?

Georgia Power reported a whopping 6-to-1 savings ratio for every dollar spent on energy efficiency, but the company trails far behind regional leaders and the national average on the relative size and…

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