Emerging Technology Program

Accelerating the Market Acceptance of Efficient Technologies


The Emerging Technology Program is managed to best serve member needs, and balances program efficiency, effectiveness, scale and customer choice. The membership options below list activities and benefits. Premium options are customizable, and offer the opportunity to fund assessment projects, demonstrations, or establish an ETP program.

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Training, Education and Outreach

All members have access to Technology Snapshots, project summary reports, case studies, program design white/work papers, and other resources. Members funding projects have enhanced access to specific project information, including raw data and real-time project outcomes.

Biannual Meetings

At these in-person meetings, we discuss high potential focus technologies, active projects, Steering Committee activities, member needs, and next steps. This is a prime opportunity to network with fellow members, meet commercial partners, and connect with GTI’s subject matter experts.

Steering Committees

ETP hosts seven Steering Committees for member participation, including Residential HVAC, Micro-Combined Heat & Power, Commercial Market, Commercial Foodservice, Industrial Market, Water Heating, and Program.

Pilot Projects and Demonstrations

Utilities with a base membership will be able to recommend high potential technologies for project consideration. The base membership allows members to be part of the initial scanning, screening, and selection processes. Pilots and demonstrations are funded by those with a premium membership on an opt-in basis. Once a technology has been selected, a project plan is developed. Multiple members can support a project, and costs vary depending on scope.

Establish Your Own ETP

A utility-led emerging technology program allows for technical and market understanding on installation, performance, and serviceability in customer energy efficiency solutions. Financial support for these programs vary by state and company. Some utilities opt to use a portion of their energy efficiency funds for piloting technologies, equipment, and devices. GTI can help you develop regulatory submissions, plans and implementation programs to meet your long-term energy efficiency goals.

Get Involved

If you are a gas/combo utility or a commercial industry partner and would like to get involved in ETP, please contact Ryan Kerr, GTI Emerging Technologies Manager

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