Grid Modernization expert

Teresa R. Lutz

Director, Program Evaluation
Michaels Energy   

Teri has been working in the energy sector for nearly a quarter of a century. While earning her electrical engineering degree, she worked for the local utility investigating 'flickering light' complaints in households, tackling power quality concerns in manufacturing facilities, and teaching kids about electrical safety in schools. After graduation, she joined the utility working in field operations with responsibilities ranging from completing distribution system fault studies to designing over-current protection schemes to managing the capital budgets. After earning an MBA, Teri's responsibilities shifted to figuring out how to be more customer friendly, more cost efficient, and more reliable. And energy efficiency programming became a key component for each of those objectives. In 2011, Teri moved into a consultant role expanding her opportunity to work with utilities across the U.S. as they design and implement energy efficiency and demand response programs.

Teri joined the Michaels Energy team in 2016. As the Director of Program Evaluation, she uses her many years of experience and assorted roles in the energy sector to provide clients with a well-rounded perspective of what works, and what doesn't.

Teri earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh (PA) and a Master of Business Administration from Seton Hill University, Greensburg, PA.