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Taylor Sizemore

Taylor Sizemore

Based out of St Louis, MO, Taylor Sizemore is a project engineer with TRC’s Advanced Energy Group. Taylor and her team work with local utilities to implement commercial and residential energy efficiency programs for their customers.

In her current role, Taylor works both as a project engineer, and as a program designer. Central to both roles is the standardization of performance metrics. To verify energy savings for her programs, Taylor performs energy analyses of facility retrofits using standard or predefined energy analysis tools and methodology. Taylor also leads an internal Integrated Demand Side Management (IDSM) working group at TRC, helping her team stay at the forefront of the latest IDSM developments and best practices.

As a program designer, Taylor finds innovative new ways to achieve energy savings for commercial and residential customers. When designing programs, she performs cost analysis tests, considers financial budgets and assesses current market trends and new/emerging technologies.

Taylor is passionate about the potential for energy savings within new program structures like IDSM, and the importance of establishing performance metrics across multiple fuel types and program goals. Taylor will be speaking on this topic on January 26th at AESP’s Annual Conference, as part of a virtual panel discussion on changing EM&V strategies for utility demand management programs.

Taylor is a Certified Energy Manager (CEM) and holds a B.S. in Bio-Environmental Engineering from the University of Missouri.


Q&A with Taylor


Q: What’s your hometown?

A: Florissant, MO


Q: Favorite food?

A: Cheesy potatoes. But they must be made with shredded potatoes and have corn flakes on top.


Q: What energy-saving technology or behavior will we be talking about in 2021 and beyond?

A: I anticipate that we are going to start seeing a bigger focus on customer satisfaction within the energy industry and that is going to change how DERs programs are offered. The pandemic has increased the focus on the needs of others, and utilities and programs are beginning to see the benefits of this. I anticipate we will start to see more and more IDSM programs as policies change and utilities start to shift away from their traditional structure.


Q: Has COVID-19 led to any new technologies in your world?

A: Yes! With the development of vaccines, we are anticipating a spike in the increased need for storage refrigeration equipment, especially ultra-low temperature technology. I think we are going to see quite a few energy efficiency campaigns out there to support this effort.


Q: Now for the most important question: what’s the first thing you’re going to do when COVID is over?

A: I just miss people, so anything that involves hanging out with friends and family will make me happy. Even standing in the middle of a crowd sounds like the perfect day to me.

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