In February, CEE welcomed Ray Keller to lead Natural Gas strategy across CEE’s portfolio. In his new role, Ray will serve as staff co-chair to the Natural Gas Committee and Natural Gas Portfolio Managers Committee and also work very closely with the other CEE Residential and Commercial committees addressing gas end-use energy saving measures. Working with Consortium industry partners to increase the penetration of emerging gas efficiency technologies, particularly natural gas heat pumps in HVAC and water heating, will be critical priority.
Most recently, Ray was an Energy Services Engineer and led the C&I natural gas programs portfolio at Vermont Gas. His responsibilities included screening of custom projects, managing key accounts for industrial and institutional customers, coordinating multi-family program design, and interacting with national organizations, including CEE.
Ray earned a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Drexel University and is a Registered Professional Engineer in Vermont and Maine. He is a Certified Energy Manager, a Certified Green Building Engineer by the Association of Energy Engineers, and a LEED Accredited Professional by the US Green Building Council.
“I’m excited to join CEE and bring my gas industry knowledge to support utilities and other efficiency program administrators across North America with their efficiency and market transformation goals,” said Ray. “Many programs are challenged with offering their customers new and substantive savings measures, and I’ve been fortunate to have firsthand experience helping customers achieve their sustainability goals in a cost-effective manner.”
CEE Deputy Director John Taylor said, “CEE is lucky to have someone with Ray’s breath of experience and acumen. He was always one of the most engaged CEE Committee participants, and his commitment to energy efficiency and broader sustainability goals within the natural gas industry is a great fit for CEE’s mission.”