Retail Energy Management Program 


The Retail Energy Management Program is composed of energy practitioners who work to improve energy efficiency and procurement – including the procurement of renewable and alternative energy. Energy practitioners address issues that affect the management of energy consumption as a retail operational expense and performance related to efficiency, emissions, and/or renewable energy that may be framed by a sustainability goal.  

The leading retailers benefdit from an energy technology landscape continuously developing new opportunities for efficiency improvements, sometimes eligible for utility rebates and incentives to encourage early adoption. Similarly, with ongoing changes in electricity fuel mix and significant increases in renewable energy generation, retail procurement strategies are evolving to meet the price and emissions needs of the organization.  

RILA’s Energy Management Program is uniquely open to energy practitioners from all retail companies and provides a regular forum to benchmark and hear from experts, like National Labs, on rotating topics related to the implementation, management, and oversight of retail energy programs. The committee has two annual in-person meetings (both co-located with the EEI National Key Accounts conferences), benchmarking surveys, and monthly, focused benchmarking calls on members’ highest priority issues. 

Energy Management Program members have full access to past meeting and call content, reports and benchmarking results which can be found below.  

For more information on RILA's Energy Management Program, contact Erin Hiatt, senior director, sustainability and innovation at


  • Miss our April meeting? On April 10, the Energy Management Program met for our co-located meeting at the Edison Electric Institute’s (EEI) National Key Accounts Workshop in Seattle, WA. We had 33 attendees representing 19 retail companies. Program members can access the meeting summary below. Reach out to learn what we discussed and how you can get involved in our next in-person meeting in October. 

  • Work on electric vehicles? RILA is a partner on a new grant looking to develop resources for retailers around both passenger vehicle charging stations and fleet electrification. Reach out to learn more. 

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