Jeremy Kraft

Director

 
 

With a passion for clean energy, Jeremy is a thoughtful and inquisitive leader who is tenacious about client satisfaction. His experience spans utilities and public service commissions in more than 13 states, and he believes the key to developing clean energy starts with listening to client’s needs and concerns to understand the big picture. Since joining EMI in 2012, Jeremy is a dependable resource for clients who want to cut through the clutter and see actionable plans that drive success.

5

dogs owned as an adult

16

Pacific Northwest hikes each year

4

years playing trumpet in University of Wisconsin Madison marching band

  • What are you passionate about? What are the ideas that drive you?

    Climate change is a daunting problem, and I try to do as much as I can at home to mitigate my family’s impact, but it feels great to have my professional life aligned as well. And there’s a strong business case for advancing clean energy technology. You can have your cake and eat it, too.

  • When do you have the most fun at work?

    I love collaborating with people from a variety of disciplines. How a statistician thinks about a problem is very different from how an engineer thinks about it, or a sociologist and so on. All views are needed to tackle some of the really technical, thorny problems that our clients face. It’s that sort of breadth of viewpoints that makes for a very interesting day.

  • How do you spend your time when you’re not working?

    Hiking, camping, skiing, and a surprising amount of video games for a 40-year-old.

Articles

Publications

  • Kraft, J., Salazar, A., Benton, N. (2015, September). “Impact evaluation of the energy conscious blueprint program years 2012-2013.” Filed with the Connecticut Energy Efficiency Board.
  • Kraft, J., Steiner, E. (2015, August). “Heat pumps are like bulletproof vests and other lessons learned from a pilot evaluation.” Paper and presentation at IEPEC.
  • Kraft, J., Perry, L., Malinick, T. (2015, May) “Evaluator certification of Consumers Energy’s commercial and industrial reported savings program year 2014.”
  • Kraft, J., Steiner, E., Chandler, J. (2014, November). “Heat pump pilot program final report.” Filed with the Maine Public Utilities Commission on behalf of Emera Maine.
  • Kraft, J., Perry, L., Malinick, T. (2014, May). “Evaluator certification of Consumers Energy’s commercial and industrial reported savings program year 2013.”
  • Kraft, J., Chandler, J., Van Holde, D. (2014, April). “Evaluation of the energy opportunities program years 2011.” Filed with the Connecticut Energy Efficiency Board.
  • Kraft, J. (2012, October). “We’ll keep the high efficiency LEDs on for you: Establishing evaluation priorities at the crossroads of conservation and industry!” Presentation at American Evaluation Association.