Melissa’s ten years of experience spans the array of energy resources: from renewables to efficiency to demand response. She has designed plans and programs, assisted in implementation efforts, designed and led field verification projects, assessed the potential – technical, economic and achievable – of measure and portfolios across multiple markets, advised on leading-edge policies with various stakeholders, performed impact and process evaluations, cost-benefit analysis, as well as developed and filed testimony for both electric and natural gas portfolios.
She serves as a Co-Chair on the AESP Research and Evaluation Topic Committee. Melissa is the winner of the 2013 SXSW Eco Hackathon, developing an energy awareness app in under 8 hours, and is also the recipient of both the Verizon’s Pike Powers Jury Award and the Pecan Street Energy Data Innovation Award. Ms. Culbertson holds a B.B.A. in Economics from Texas State University.