Anne Dougherty

Founder & Co-Owner


Anne Dougherty is a skilled researcher and customer experience design consultant who specializes in the human dimensions of energy technologies and resource management. She is a widely known expert in behavior change strategies, marketing, education and outreach research, and emerging smart grid technologies. In her career, Anne has led multi-million dollar research initiatives across multiple years of engagement. She has demonstrated a strong history of repeat work with key utility accounts, including state utility commissions and the US’s largest investor-owned utilities. A lover of people and process, Anne is a sought-after speaker, trainer, and stakeholder group facilitator.  She has delivered multiple keynote addresses, including a lecture at the prestigious American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Anne has presented on multiple expert panels for governing bodies, including the US Department of Energy, the California Public Utilities Commission, NYSERDA, the Minnesota Department of Commerce, and provided testimony for the Maryland Public Utilities Commission. Widely published, Anne’s work can be found in academic journals and peer-reviewed industry proceedings. Anne serves on the planning committee for the International Energy Program Evaluation Conference, has given seven years of service to the Behavior, Energy and Climate Conferences, and sits on the US Department of Energy Working Group on Behavioral Energy Efficiency.

Anne is located in Tucson, Arizona.

Related Resources

Integrating Behavior Programs into Portfolio Plans to Integrate Cross-Program Effects

A white paper by Michael Goldman and Anne Dougherty on how we can explore alternative evaluation and planning approaches that can be used to diminish or remove disincentive to cross-promote programs while also…

MyMeter Impact Evaluation

By Anne Dougherty and Eileen Hannigan

The Promise and Reality of Behavior Programs

Are They a Reliable Resource by Anne Dougherty

Behavioral Energy Feedback Program Evaluation

A white paper from the 2014 IEPEC conference in Berlin on the need to go further than just assessing energy impacts to address existing gaps in knowledge and finding ways to most effectively incorporate these…

Paving the way for a Richer Mix of Residential Behavioral Programs

A paper co authored by Anne Dougherty commissioned to identify behavior change intervention options for addressing behaviors inherently part of California’s broad set of programs

California Statewide Water-Energy Nexus Message

Testing Study led by Anne Dougherty

Impacts of Feedback Programs: Generating Comparable Impacts across Varying Program Design Models

Co-Authored by Anne Dougherty and presented at IEPEC in Chicago in 2013

Lessons in Water/Energy Messaging

Findings and key take a ways from consumer message testing on the water/energy nexus in Spanish and Mandarin by Anne Dougherty

Locational Emissions Estimation Methodology (LEEM)

Webinar By Anne Dougherty and Wayne State University

Ethnographic Inquiry in Energy: Exploring Meaning-Making and Sociality in Language Use, Program Participation, and Behavioral Choice

Co-Authored by Anne Dougherty and presented at the 2010 ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency

Moving Behind Econometrics to Examine the Behavioral Change Behind Impacts

Co-Authored by Anne Dougherty and presented at IEPEC in Boston in 2011

Making Research Matter! A Talk at the Northwest Energy Efficiency Exchange

A video recording from the 2015 Efficiency Exchange conference held in Portland, on getting clear on your research goals by Anne Dougherty