Become a Member
Help alleviate energy poverty in Texas
Why Join TEPRI?
TEPRI conducts research focused on energy and fuel poverty and facilitates deeper understanding of the causes, impact, and solutions thereof. We seek collaborative relationships with utilities and other reputable organizations through membership to partner with TEPRI and advance our work to alleviate energy burdens.
The Texas Energy Poverty Research Institute (TEPRI) is a collaboration of poverty and energy stakeholders working to inspire lasting energy solutions for low-income communities. Working together, TEPRI members are taking a holistic approach to advancing the collective knowledge about low-income communities and their relationship to energy as well as housing, health, and education.
Participation in TEPRI working groups, committees and cross-collaboration.
Invitation to membership events including networking, speakers, etc.
Invitation to TEPRI webinars including presentations of technical materials, publications, reports, etc.
Access to TEPRI’s member-level low-income data and original research studies.
Opportunities to join consortium research projects based on the specific needs of your organization.
Guaranteed one feature story annually in TEPRI e-mail newsletter or blog.
Access to curated monthly digest of energy poverty news, research, publications, case studies, impact assessments, etc.
Recognition on TEPRI website and marketing collateral.
Energy Stakeholder Benefits
Leveraging shared research dollars of member companies, contributing foundations, and government grants.
Aggregating and cross-communicating data that focuses on low-income consumers.
Serving as a third party validator of research findings and evaluator of programs or policies.
Providing creative opportunities to design tailored energy efficiency budgets that broaden participation of hard-to-reach retail customers in more cost-beneficial ways.
Helping spur innovations that enable broader and more diverse customer class accessibility of renewable, demand response and other energy efficiency promoting technologies and services.
Learning of best practices from other market participants that could inform more cost effective implementation of future low-income programs.
Providing a cost-effective statewide platform that contributes to the economic well-being of the State’s disenfranchised.
Inuring immediate good will and showing that all market participants can be part of the solution for the hard-to-reach retail customer.