In 2005, Lou Jacobson moved to Northern California from West Virginia to advance his career in the energy efficiency industry. Lou’s experiences with strip mining, mountain top removal and fracking in West Virginia and Ohio led to his desire to learn about, and work on, behind the meter programs. In 2019, he left the Redwood Coast Energy Authority team after over 10 years of implementing and leading a variety of integrated Demand Side Management programs. Lou is now working with Eureka City Schools (ECS) as the Director of Fiscal Services. In addition to supporting a variety of fiscal and business services, Lou continues to engage in the distributed energy resource space by supporting ECS’s energy efficiency and management, Proposition 39, fleet efficiency, and renewable generation efforts. Lou serves as a board member to the Local Government Sustainability Energy Coalition and is a California Energy Efficiency Coordinating Committee Member.