Letter from the President
CEE is a learning organization. In 2018 we learned a lot.
We learned from a CEE-led Energy Efficiency Potential Study, and from a Strategic Electrification forum that we hosted. We learned from more than a dozen energy conservation programs we deliver. And we learned from our own independent research, including nine new state-funded grants through the Department of Commerce, Division of Energy Resources.
We also learned from our growing staff of energy field professionals, now numbering about 150 working out of offices in Minneapolis and St. Paul, and from new board members with diverse skillsets and experience to help guide our way. In 2018, CEE's board of directors added three new members to expand and strengthen its roster: LisaBeth Barajas, Amanda Novak, and Nancy Tyra-Lukens. The three join CEE's existing board, which itself is a composite that fittingly reflects CEE's merger with the Neighborhood Energy Connection (NEC) in 2017.
And in true form for our nonprofit role, everything we’ve learned, we’ve shared.
As CEE continues to grow as a mission-driven clean energy leader, we’re grateful for all the community stakeholders and field collaborators who help power our progress toward pragmatic energy solutions, increased savings, and a lower-carbon economy with benefits for all.
Chris Duffrin, President