Energy Management Committee


The Energy Management Committee 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 benefit 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 Committee 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 Committee 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 Committee, contact Erin Hiatt, Vice President, CSR at

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Committee Materials

Customer Electric Vehicle Charging
Customer Electric Vehicle Charging

RILA worked with Atlas Public Policy, C2ES and DGA to help retailers understand customer EV charging station business models and potential benefits.

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2018 Retail Energy Management Benchmarking Summary Report

Retail Energy Management Program 2018 benchmarking summary report.

January 1, 2019
Electric Vehicle Fleets
Electric Vehicle Fleets

RILA worked with Atlas Public Policy, C2ES and DGA to help retailers understand barriers and opportunities to utilizing EV fleets.

Building Energy Codes - Ashrae V. IECC

A quick reference tool for retailers on the two major energy code models in the U.S.

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External Stakeholder Communications Library

Resources are available to RILA committee members. Please login to access or contact us to learn more about membership.

April 22, 2020
Collaborative Renewable Sourcing

FAQ on aggregated deals that allow buyers to participate in the renewables sourcing market

Financial Management
Financial Management

RILA has created a suite of educational resources and advisory opportunities to reduce financing barriers for energy projects and achieve savings.

DOE Appliance and Equipment Standards

Quick reference tool for retailers on DOE Appliance and Equipment Standards

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July 2019 Energy Management Committee Survey Report

Peer survey on various submitted energy topics. (Members-only content. Please log-in to access).

July 15, 2019
Energy Management Store Operations COVID-19 FAQ

FAQ covering energy management related questions for companies operating during COVID-19.

April 17, 2020
Landlord Collaboration
Landlord Collaboration

Through the Landlord-Tenant Energy Partnership, RILA works with ICSC, IMT and PRSM to reduce leasing barriers for energy projects and reduce costs.

Engaging Suppliers on Renewable Energy Sourcing

Webinar with Walmart and Schneider Electric discussing a first-of-its-kind approach to supply chain engagement on renewables.

December 10, 2020
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Oct. 2020 RILA GHG Emissions Survey

Peer Survey on GHG Emissions

October 5, 2020
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ESG 101 - Understanding the Landscape Webinar Recording

Webinar featuring Leaders Arena, BlackRock, former CalSTRS Director, and HIP Investor on the basics of ESG investor criteria and trends.

October 3, 2019
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ESG Roadmap: Opportunities & Potholes Along the Way Webinar

Webinar featuring Leaders Arena and AllianceBernstein on ideas for structuring and communicating an ESG program.

December 11, 2019
Global Procurement

FAQ discussing global procurement of renewables.

H&M Rebates Implementation Model (case study)

Utility incentives to improve store efficiency are often difficult for retailers to apply when the shopping center landlord owns the utility account

June 25, 2020
Lightbulb Efficiency Standards

A quick reference tool for retailers on U.S. lightbulb efficiency standards.

Onsite Power Purchase Agreements (PPA)

FAQ explaining the benefits and challenges of Onsite Power Purchase Agreements

Owned Onsite Systems

FAQ on owned, onsite renewable energy assets

Renewable Energy Credits (REC)

FAQ on Renewable Energy Credits (REC)

State Energy Efficiency & Building Natural Gas Laws/Codes

A quick reference tool for retailers on the energy efficiency laws and codes in the U.S.

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Corporate Clean Energy Procurement Index 2020

Guide to determine states with favorable policy conditions and best practices to advance policies enabling renewables development.

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