|Lon W. House, Ph.D.
Dr. House has a Bachelors, two Masters, and a Ph.D. in Engineering and Economics from University of California at Davis. He is
a Certified Energy Manager (CEM) and a Certified Sustainable Development Professional (CSDP) with the Association of
Energy Engineers. He taught engineering in Graduate School at U.C. Davis for a number of years and is the Co-Director for
Hydropower for the U. C. Davis Energy Institute. He worked for the California Energy Commission for five years as a utility
planner, and he was the chief utility planner for the California Public Utilities Commission for five years. In 1990 he went out
into the consulting business, starting his own business (Water and Energy Consulting). He was the Association of California
Water Agencies (ACWA) energy consultant, representing 500 water agencies which are responsible for over 90 percent of the
water delivered in California; is the California Rural Water Association (CRWA) energy consultant, representing over 1,100
rural water and wastewater systems; and is the energy trainer for the National Rural Water Association (NRWA). He has been
responsible for training and installation of over 25 small hydroelectric facilities in Southeast Asia.
Dr. House has over 30 years experience before the California Public Utilities Commission and before the California Energy
Commission, and has testified numerous times before the California Power Authority, California Independent System
Operator, California State Legislature, State Water Resources Control Board, and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission,
as well as in numerous court cases and before the U.S. Senate. Dr. House also works for the California Public Utilities
Commission as an expert witness on transmission issues and is their water-energy expert, and for the California Energy
Commission as a researcher. He is an investment management expert consultant in the water and energy areas for: Gerson
Lehrman Group-GLG Scholar Program, eWork Markets, Price Waterhouse-Vantage Marketplace, Roundtable Group, Standard
& Poor’s–Society of Industrial Leaders, Coleman Research, and Guidepoint Advisors.
He is a member of the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE), American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), American Water
Works Association (AWWA), International Association of Energy Economists (IAEE), and Sigma Xi - the National Research
Dr. House's expertise is in the water-energy nexus. He authored numerous papers and articles in the Journal of the American
Water Works Association, Water Resoures Impact, Strategic Planning for Energy and the Environment, American Water
Resources Association, Water Innovations, and technical research reports for the California Energy Commission and the
Demand Response Research Center.