Chris Cone

Water Upgrades $ave Program Manager

Chris Cone is the Water Upgrades $ave Program Manager for the Bay Area Regional Energy Network’s regional Water Bill Savings Program. The program will enable participating municipal water utilities to offer customers a simple path to install water efficiency upgrades with no up-front cost — by allowing customers to pay for upgrades through a monthly surcharge on the water bill at the improved location with the assurance that bill savings exceed the surcharge.

Chris has administered residential energy efficiency programs, facilitated program-industry collaboration, and advocated for performance-based clean energy policies. She has worked with non-profits; local, regional, and federal agencies; and building efficiency associations, and authored reports on clean energy industry advances. Chris received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Sonoma State University and is a 2008 fellow with the Leadership Institute for Ecology and the Economy.