Energy Management Network

The Energy Management Network (EMN) 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.  

The EMN 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. 

For information on RILA's Energy Management Network, contact Kaela Martins, Senior Manager, Environmental Programs & Retail Compliance Center at Network members can access recent EMN content and resources below. For past call content, resources, reports and more, please reach out to Kaela Martins.
For more information on environmental law and regulations applicable to retail, including tools for environmental compliance program management, and sustainability and zero waste management resources visit the Retail Compliance Center website. 

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Network Materials

Global Procurement

FAQ discussing global procurement of renewables.

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DOE Appliance and Equipment Standards

Quick reference tool for retailers on DOE Appliance and Equipment Standards

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Lightbulb Efficiency Standards

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

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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.

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Onsite Power Purchase Agreements (PPA)

FAQ explaining the benefits and challenges of Onsite Power Purchase Agreements

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Collaborative Renewable Sourcing

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

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Owned Onsite Systems

FAQ on owned, onsite renewable energy assets

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Renewable Energy Credits (REC)

FAQ on Renewable Energy Credits (REC)

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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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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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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

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Electric Vehicle Fleets

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

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Energy Management Store Operations COVID-19 FAQ

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

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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.

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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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Financial Management

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

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November 2022 Energy Management Network Benchmarking Call

2022 Look Back and 2023 Look Ahead

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July 2022 Energy Management Network Benchmarking Call

Carbon Emissions and Moving the Needle on Energy Projects

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May 2022 Energy Management Network Benchmarking Call

Power Purchase Agreements

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April 2022 Energy Management Network Meeting

Energy Management and Information Systems, Emission Reductions and Resiliency, Building Electrification, Environmental Justice, & Scope 3 Emissions

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January 2022 Energy Management Network Benchmarking Call

Energy Policy Landscape & Market Updates

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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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