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2009 ACEEE National Conference on Energy Efficiency as a Resource: Program

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Sunday, September 27

5:30 pm to 7:00 pm

Opening Reception

Gold Coast Room


Monday, September 28

8:30 am to 8:45 am

Welcome, Introductions & Opening Comments

Grand Ballroom


Martin Kushler,  American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) and
Dan York,
American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE)


Warren Ribley, Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity

Wendy Jaehn, Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance

8:45 am to 9:45 am

Keynote Address

Grand Ballroom


Val Jensen, ComEd

Key Note Address:

John Rowe, Chairman & CEO, Exelon Corporation

9:45 am to 10:15 am


Gold Coast Room

10:15 am to 12:00 pm Opening Plenary Panel Grand Ballroom

Regional Updates and Outlooks on Energy Efficiency as a Resource


Southwest: Howard Geller, Southwest Energy Efficiency Project (SWEEP)

Southeast: John Sibley, Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance(SEEA)

Midwest: Wendy Jaehn, MidwestEnergy Efficiency Alliance(MEEA)

Northeast: Sue Coakley, Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships (NEEP)

Northwest: Claire Fulenwider, Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance(NEEA)


Dan York, American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE)

12:00 pm to 1:30 pm


Gold Coast Room


Steven Nadel, American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE)

Speaker: Patricia Hoffman, Acting Assistant Secratary, Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, U.S. Department of Energy


1:30 to 3:00 pm

Breakout Sessions 1


Panel 1A: 

Can We Achieve High Goals? Challenges to Big Energy Savings from Energy Efficiency Programs


Jane Peters, Research Into Action, Inc.

Estimating the Energy Efficiency Services Sector Workforce

Lindsay Robbins, NYSERDA

Job Creation v. Skill Development: Preparing the Workforce to Deliver Energy Efficiency

Jeff Schlegel, Schlegel and Assiciates and  Paul Horowitz, PAH Associates

Policies and Programs to Achieve All Available Cost-Effective Efficiency: Making It Happen in Massachusetts


Moderator: Tim Melloch, ComEd

Panel 1B: No Utility Left Behind: Public Power’s Role in EERS


Edward Carroll, Franklin Energy Services LLC and Lisa Pickard, Minnkota Power Cooperative
3.5 Times More Savings at Less than Half the Historic Price: 17 Cooperative and Municipal Utilities’ approach to Field Aggressive Energy Efficiency Programs
Larau Agapay and Randy Gunn, SummitBlue Consulting
EERS for IOUs, Municipal, and Cooperative Utilities: Can One Size Fit All?
Bill Shepherd, Gainesville Regional Utility
Experience from a Leading Municipal Utility
Moderator: Emily Zimmerman, Alliance to Save Energy

Panel 1C: Going Broader and Deeper: New Program Approaches for Achieving High Savings


Erinn Monroe, ComEd

Trade Allies Poised ComeEd: Beyond Lighting

Susan Pascoe, E Source

Business Programs Achieving Higher Energy Savings

Scudder Parker, Heidi Conant and Carol Hakstain, Vermont Energy Investment Corporation

The Community as Customer and Partner: An Approach to Deep Resource Acquisition

Moderator: Maggie Eldridge, American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE)

Panel 1D: Helping Utilities Love Energy Efficiency: New Utility Business Models to Support Aggressive Savings Targets: Part 1: Decoupling


Barbara Smith and April Paronish, Indiana Office of Utility Consumer Counselor

Breaking the Throughput Incentive: An Indiana Conumer Advocate's Perspective

Pamela G. Lesh, Graceful Systems and Dylan Sullivan, Natural Resources Defense Council

Rate Impacts and Key Design Elements of Gas and Electric Utility Decoupling: A Comprehensive View

Christopher Riti, Pace Energy & Climate Center

Revenue Decoupling Mechanisms: The New York State Experience

Moderator: Laura Furrey , American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE)

3:00 to 3:30 pm


Gold Coast Room

3:30 to 5:00 pm

Breakout Sessions 2


Panel 2A: Energy Efficiency’s Role in Meeting Greenhouse Gas Reduction Targets


Amber Mahone, Energy and Environmental Economics, Inc

Energy Efficiency in 2050: Long-Term Greenhouse Gas Reduction Targets

Kennneth Skinner, Integral Analysis, Inc

Measuring Greenhouse Gas Benefits of Efficiency Programs

Jeremy McDiarmid, Environmental Northeast

RGGI and Energy Efficiency: Moving Climate Policy Forward in the Northeast


William Prindle, ICF

Panel 2B: Reaching Rural Audiences


Michael Orton, QUESTAR Gas

A ThermWise® Approach to Energy Efficiency

Angie Klien, CenterPoint Energy

Where Next? Meeting New Aggressive Energy Savings Targets for Natural Gas Utilities in Minnesota

Richard Moran, NStar

Natural Gas Energy Efficiency: Also Rising to New Challanges

Moderator: Michael Sciortino, American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE)

Panel 2C:  The Next “Big Thing?” Promising Technologies and Markets for High Savings


Keith Reed, Pacific Gas & Electric

Implementation of a Program for Energy Efficient Business and Consumer Electronics

Nikolaas Dietsch, U.S. EPA

Roles for Energy Efficiency Program Administrators in Advancing Building Energy Codes

Toben Galvin, Stu Slote and Laura Agapay, Summit Blue Consulting

To Fuel Switch or Not to Fuel Switch: Policy Considerations for Utility Sponsored Programs

Moderator: Jim O’Reilly, Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships

Panel 2D: Helping Utilities Love Energy Efficiency: New Utility Business Models to Support Aggressive Savings Targets: Part 2: Program Incentives and Other Reward Structures


Peter Cappers and Charles Goldman, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Financial Implications of Using Energy Efficiency to Contribute toward Meeting a Federal RES: Case Study of Kansas 

John D. Wilson, Southern Alliance for Clean Energy

An Advocate’s Perspective on the Duke Save-a-Watt Approach

Rich Sedano, Regulatory Assistance Project

Shareholder Performance Incentives: Enough Cheese? Right Cheese?

Moderator: Susan Hedman, Office of the Illinois Attorney General

5:30 to 7:00 pm

Poster Session & Reception

Gold Coast Room


Stephen Achilles, Portland Energy Conservation Inc. (PECI)

Energy Efficiency as a Significant Resource: Creating a Consistent Energy Resource in the Grocery Sector

Mike Bailey, Ecos Consulting

The Human Element Must Be Considered When Energy Efficiency Is Used as a Resource (second file)

Sharyn Barata, Opinion Dynamics

Quantifying Behavioral Energy Savings - Going Beyond Resource Acquisition Programs

Eric Hsieh and John Caskey, National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA)

The Hidden Efficiencies in Distribution Transformers

Claire Cowan, Energy Center of Wisconsin

An Innovative Approach to Assessing Energy Efficiency Potential in Wisconsin

John Davies, Cold Climate Housing Research Center

Integrated Design of Energy Efficiency Resources Including Both Demand and Supply - Examples from the State of Alaska

Linda Diedrich, Orion Energy Systems

Permanent Distributed Load Reduction (PDLR) – A Low-Cost Grid Capacity Solution Delivering Real Results Today

Doug Elliott, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Quantifying Indirect Water Impacts of Buildings' Energy Usage: A Look at National Water Savings Provided by the Building Technologies Program (BTP)

Shaun Hassel, Advanced Energy Corporation

ENERGY STAR® Homes: Predictions, Performance & Real World Results

Kim Knox, E Source

Reducing Risk with On-Bill Financing

Joe Laquatra, Cornell University

CEPREE: Consumer Education Program for Residential Energy Efficiency

Sharon Madigan, ComEd

Appliance Recycling Program: Marketing Channels for Program Year Two

Erinn Monroe, ComEd

CFL Intro Kit: Marketing Channels for Small Business

Melissa Mullarkey, Recycled Energy Development

Generating Heat and Power More Efficiently

Ingrid Rohmund, Global Energy Partners

Realizing the Potential of Energy Efficiency

Tuesday, September 29

8:00 to 9:45 am

Breakout Sessions 3


Panel 3A: Raising the Bar: Leading States Setting Higher Savings Targets – New England and Ontario


Mike Sherman, Department of Energy Resources (Massachusetts)

Massachusetts: Driving Utility Energy Efficiency Efforts to New Levels

Scudder Parker, Efficiency Vermont

Vermont: Perspectives from the Leading Edge

Jeremy McDiarmid, Environment Northeast

Ramping Up Efficiency Procurement in the Northeast – Connecticut and Rhode Island Examples

Marion Fraser, Fraser & Company

Ontario: Our Green Energy Act

Moderator: Steven Nadel, American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE)

Panel 3B: Quick Starts: States Ramping Up Rapidly to High Savings Targets


Stephan Baab, ComEd

Big Savings Fast

David Baker, Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity

Illinois Energy Efficiency Portfolio Programs: The First Year

Frank Jiruska, PECO and Greg Wikler, Global Energy Partners, LLC

Implementing Pennsylvania Act 129 – A Rebirth of Energy Efficiency at PECO

Emmett Romine, DTE Energy and Teri Van Sumeren, Consumers Energy

Your Energy Savings: Program Overview

Steve Kidwell, AmerenUE

On the Fast Track to EE/DR Resources In… The Show Me State!


Dan York, American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE)

Panel 3C: Estimating and Forecasting Future Savings and Spending for the Energy Efficiency Resource


Charles Goldman, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

The Shifting Landscape of Ratepayer-Funded Energy Efficiency in the U.S.

Kendra Tupper and Kitty Wang, Rocky Mountain Institute

Economic Efficiency Potential of New and Existing Buildings

Randy Gunn and Laura Agapay, Summit Blue Consulting

Review of Recent Midwest DSM Potential Studies

Michael Messenger, Itron

Lessons Learned in Developing Potential Analyses to Serve as the Basis for Energy Savings Goals


Mike Rufo, Itron

9:45 to 10:00 am


Gold Coast Room

10:00 to 11:45 am

Breakout Sessions 4


Panel 4A: Raising the Bar: Leading States Setting Higher Savings Targets – California, Minnesota, Oregon, and British Columbia


Cathleen Fogel, California Public Utilities Commission
Achieving Aggressive EE Savings- a Six Point Plan from California
Sheldon Strom, Minnesota Center for Energy and Environment
Energy Efficiency in Minnesota
Peter Catching, Energy Trust of Oregon
Meeting Aggressive Resource Goals for Energy Efficiency in Oregon
John Duffy, BC Hydro
A New Approach to Demand-Side Management at BC Hydro
Moderator: Howard Geller, Southwest Energy Efficiency Project

Panel 4B: Help From Above: Boosting State Efforts with Federal Policies and Funding

Panel Participants:

Dan Beckley, U.S. Department of Energy
State and Local Program Update
Stacy Angel, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Capturing Cost-Effective Energy Efficiency:  Progress, Challenges and Opportunities
Moderator: Larry Mansueti, U.S. Department of Energy

Panel 4C: Demonstrating the Value of Energy Efficiency


Katherine Friedrich and Maggie Eldridge, American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE)
Saving Energy Cost-Effectively: A National Review of the Cost of Energy Saved through Utility-Sector Energy Efficiency Programs
Craig McDonald and Gene Schlatz, Navigant Consulting
Evaluation of the CECONY’s Targeted Demand Side Management (DSM) Program
Bill Abolt, Shaw Environmental and Infrastructure
Air-Energy Integration Assessment
Moderator: R. Neal Elliott, American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE)


11:45 to 1:00 pm


Gold Coast Room



Martin Kushler, American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE)


Tom Eckman, Northwest Power and Conservation Council

The Role of Efficiency In Meeting PNW Energy Needs

1:00 to 2:45 pm

Breakout Sessions 5


Panel 5A: New Markets, Players and Opportunities for Energy-Efficient Resources: Capacity Markets and System Reliability


Alden Hathaway, Sterling Planet, Inc.
White Tags ® Energy Efficiency Certificates: An Innovative Way to Promote Energy Conservation, Manage Demand for Electricity and Mitigate Carbon Dioxide
Paul Peterson and Vladlena Sabodash, Synapse Energy Economics
Energy Efficiency in Wholesale Markets: ISO-NE, PJM, MISO
Roger Baker, ComEd
Energy Efficiency and Capacity Auctions: One Utility’s Experience
Phil Welker, Portland Energy Conservation, Inc.
Wiring the Smart Grid for Energy Savings: New Markets, Players, and Opportunities for Energy Efficient Resources
Moderator: Nikolaas Dietsch, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Panel 5B: Reexamining the Role of CFLs in Meeting Savings Targets


Jeffrey Haase, Minnesota Department of Commerce
Including CFLs in the Next Generation of Residential Conservation Programs in Minnesota
Stephen Bickel, D&R International
Maximizing Energy Savings with CFLs: Don’t Bench Your Superstar
Noah Horowitz, Natural Resources Defense Council
Harvesting the Remaining Massive Energy Savings in Screw Based Sockets
Moderator: Chris Calwell, Ecos Consulting

Panel 5C: Issues for Meeting Aggressive Savings Targets


Toben Galvin and Kevin Grabner, Summit Blue Consulting
Using a Technical Reference Manual to Bridge Planning, Implementation and Evaluation
Ingrid Rohmund, Global Energy Partners
Impacts of Future Codes and Standards on U.S. Electricity Use (2010-2020)
Alexander Miller and Scott Dimetrosky, The Cadmus Group, and Ted Weaver, First Tracks Consulting Service
Energy Efficiency Goals: Are They Attainable?
Moderator: George Malek, ComEd

Panel 5D: Incorporating Energy Efficiency into Utility Energy Resource Portfolios: Moving from Planning to Action


Dan Basoli and Michael Fisher, Abt Associates Inc.
The Economic Impact of a Coal-Fired Power Plant in Wise County, Virginia, Compared to Investments in Energy Efficiency
Snuller Price, Energy and Environmental Economics, Inc.
Integrating Energy Efficiency into Utility Resource Planning: Best Practices
Basil Stumborg, BC Hydro
Incorporating DSM Risks into Resource Planning Processes
Jill Steiner, Snohomish Public Utility District, and Lauren Miller Gage, Bonneville Power Administration
Bridging the Gap: Moving from Planning to Programs
Moderator: Tracy Narel, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency


2:45 to 3:00 pm


French Foyer South

3:00  to 4:30 pm

Closing Plenary

Grand Ballroom

A New Era of Energy Efficiency as a Resource


Gene Rodrigues, Southern California Edison

Jeff Schlegel, Schlegel and Associates

Steve Nadel, American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE)


Martin Kushler, American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE)