Meet Our Team


Jeff Schlegel

Jeff Schlegel has more than thirty years of experience in the energy industry and specializes in policy analysis, planning, evaluation and research, and program design of energy efficiency and demand side management programs.  He consults for the State of Connecticut’s Energy Efficiency Board (EEB), the public board overseeing energy efficiency, demand response, and low income programs in the state; and the Massachusetts Energy Efficiency Advisory Council (EEAC), providing policy analysis, planning, and evaluation oversight of energy efficiency and demand response programs in the Commonwealth. He also serves as the Arizona Representative for the Southwest Energy Efficiency Project (SWEEP), where he has played a key role in growing energy efficiency investment by the state’s utility companies over the last decade. Jeff also was a consultant for the California Public Utilities Commission for more than a decade, and has served as a policy and technical advisor for Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBL).


Ellen Zuckerman

Ellen Zuckerman has extensive experience working with consumers and businesses on energy policy, planning, and research. She supports policy and program performance analyses of utility demand side management programs and marketing on behalf of the Massachusetts EEAC and the Connecticut EEB. She is also a Senior Associate with SWEEP, where she works with consumers and businesses in support of energy efficiency in Arizona, including before the public utility commission, the state legislature, and the Salt River Project utility board. She previously worked in New York state teaching building science, performing energy assessments on buildings across the state, and working directly with contractors who implement energy retrofits; and in Vermont where she supported a foundation that funded energy efficiency projects in the state. Ellen graduated summa cum laude from Princeton University with a BA in geosciences and a minor in environmental studies and summa cum laude from the Vermont Law School with a Masters in Environmental Law and Policy and a concentration in Energy Law.