Austin Energy provides power to roughly 50,000 businesses in and around Austin. The utility, which is celebrating it’s 125th year serving the community, has a long history of innovation and environmental protection, and yet has maintained some of the lowest electric rates in the region. This has been in no small part thanks to partnering with their customers. Join us for lunch to learn about Austin Energy’s history and current programs, including how Austin Energy can help your company meet your sustainability goals, and ways your business can save money this summer and beyond.
When: March 4th, 11:30am - 1:00pm (lunch will be provided)
Where: Austin Energy | 721 Barton Spring Road, Suite 130, Austin 78704
Fee: Free for all ARMA members!
Danielle Murray is the Manager of Commercial & Key Accounts at Austin Energy. With a team of nine account managers, the Key Accounts group is focused on the roughly 150 largest customers at the utility, which account for about 40% of electric sales, along with a mid-market segment including national accounts, manufacturing, and other large C&I customers. The team works with customers and internal work groups to provide excellent customer service, facilitate new electrical service and upgrades, and support customers in meeting their power quality, reliability, energy efficiency and renewable energy goals. Before joining Key Accounts, Danielle spent five years as the Manager of Customer Renewable Energy Solutions at Austin Energy, overseeing the municipal utility’s distributed generation and green power programs, and previously worked in renewable energy and energy efficiency at the San Francisco Department of Environment and Toronto Energy Office. Danielle received her Bachelor’s degree in Human Biology from Stanford University and Master’s degrees in Planning and Environmental Studies from the University of Toronto.
Manuel “Manny” Garza Manages the Commercial, Small Business, and Multi-Family Demand Side Management programs at Austin Energy where he brings over 12 years of energy management experience on both sides of the meter. In total, he has spent over nearly 6 years on the utility side at Austin Energy. Prior to Austin Energy he spent six years of his professional career on the customer side with H-E-B Grocery Co. At H-E-B, he played an integral role in both demand and supply side management for over 370 stores and its support facilities throughout Texas. While at H-E-B he led a wide range of programs including Lighting, Energy Management Systems, HVAC and Solar. Manny holds a BS in electrical engineering from the University of Texas at San Antonio and is a licensed Professional Engineer (PE) in the state of Texas.
For any questions, contact Liz Gori at Liz@arma-tx.org