Gilbert Archuleta represents the Clean Buildings Accelerator team at Puget Sound Energy.
PUF’s Lori Burkhart: Describe the innovation that led to winning the William Hammer Award for Electrification, how it works, and its benefits to Puget Sound Energy?
Gilbert Archuleta: PSE has been involved with the Clean Buildings Law since the rulemaking process started in 2019. We quickly realized how much of an impact it was going to have on thousands of our customers, and that the requirements of the law weren’t something that could be understood and implemented after hearing about it once. Our experience with Strategic Energy Management programs allowed us to blend those SEM principles with the requirements of the law in order to create a program to help our customers get on their path to compliance.
PUF: What was your role in the innovation’s development?