TEPRI Webinar: Pathways for DERs to Reduce Energy Burdens

Webinar Overview

The Texas Energy Poverty Research Institute (TEPRI) leads the Pathways for DERs to Reduce Energy Burdens initiative to develop a roadmap for cost-efficient, inclusive, and effective pathways for rooftop solar and energy efficiency deployment in residential buildings located in low-income census tracks.

This analysis and stakeholder engagement initiative is initially focused on Harris County (Houston), Texas, (with 600,000 low-income households, 65% of whom are people of color) with the intent of expanding to other Texas regions.

We will review findings from this project intended to develop a clear understanding of the Energy Affordability Gap (EAG) and the energy efficiency and rooftop solar potential of the existing affordable housing stock, as well as a series of stakeholder meetings in Houston with local community organizations, researchers, energy providers, and leadership to identify barriers and co-develop solutions specific to Harris County, opportunities to leverage funding sources, and alignment with the City of Houston Climate Action Plan.

Project Description

Featured Speakers


Dana Harmon, Executive Director, TEPRI


Erick Jones, Researcher, TEPRI


Todd McAlister, Executive Director, SPEER