BOULDER, CO—The Southwest Energy Efficiency Project (SWEEP) announced today that Adam Bickford and Ann Livingston have joined the organization, Bickford as senior associate in the utilities program and Livingston as program manager for state and local engagement.
Bickford will review utility energy efficiency program design and participate in dockets before state commissions where utility energy efficiency policies and programs are reviewed. Prior to joining SWEEP, he worked for more than 20 years as an evaluator and policy analyst with the Missouri Department of Natural Resources Division of Energy and helped to establish the structure of the state’s Energy Efficiency Investment Act. He represented the department on utility collaborative and advisory groups and authored position papers establishing policy for energy efficiency incentives and billing rate design.
Livingston will support the energy efficiency efforts of state and local governments in the Southwest. Prior to joining SWEEP, she worked on energy efficiency for 14 years in the public, private, trade association, and non-profit sectors. She served as Boulder County’s first sustainability coordinator and led collaborative projects between local governments, electric and gas utilities, non-profits and businesses. These projects included the ClimateSmart Loan Program, BetterBuildings grant programs, Residential Energy Action Program, and others. She holds a law degree and a graduate certificate in Environment, Policy and Society from the University of Colorado.
The Southwest Energy Efficiency Project is a public interest organization dedicated to advancing energy efficiency in Ariz., Colo., N.M., Nev., Utah and Wyo. For more information, visit www.swenergy.org.