|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 is 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 20 years experience before the California Public Utilities Commission, almost 30 years 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.
Dr. House's expertise is in the water-energy nexus. He authored the definitive research report on water related peak demand in
California: "Water Supply Related Electricity Demand in California", Demand Response Research Center/California Energy
Commission, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, LBNL-62041, December 2006; several reports for the California Energy
Commission - "Smart Meters and California Water Agencies: Overview and Status", CEC-500-2010-008, February 2010 and
"Time-of-Use Water Meter Impact on Customer Water Use", CEC-500-2013-146, October 2010; and several recent articles:
"Will Water Cause the Next Electricity Crisis? in: Water Resources Impact, Vol. 9, No. 1, January 2007, published by American
Water Resources Association; "Public Versus Private Customer Perspectives on Participation in Demand-side Programs",
Strategic Planning for Energy and the Environment, Volume 27, No. 3, Winter 2008, pg 59-66; "A New Paradigm: Electric
Utilities Investing in Water Conservation" Water Resources Impact, Vol 17, No. 2, March 2015; and "7 Ways Smart Meters Save
Water" Water Innovations, August/September 2015.