2011 ACEEE National Conference on Energy Efficiency as a Resource: Program

2011 ACEEE National Conference on Energy Efficiency as a Resource: Program

Final Program



Conference Presentations

Opening Plenary

Claire Fulenwider, Northeast Energy Efficiency Alliance: Energy Efficiency as a Resource

Howard Geller, Southwest Energy Efficiency Partnership: Update on Utility Energy Efficiency Programs in the Southwest

Jeff Guldner, Arizona Public Service Company: Counting on Energy Efficiency as a Resource, Now and in the Future

Duane Larson, Pacific Gas and Electric Company: California Overview

Mandy Mahoney, Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance: Latest News on Energy Efficiency as a Resource in Key Regions of the Country

Jim O'Reilly, Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships: The Latest News on Energy Efficiency as a Resource in New England

Jay Wrobel, Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance: Status of Energy Efficiency in the Midwest


Lunch Presentations

Steve Nadel, Executive Director, American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy: Tribute to Blair Hamilton

Scott Johnstone, Executive Director, Vermont Energy Investment Corporation: Update on Vermont’s Energy Efficiency Utility


Closing Plenary

Jeff Schlegel, Schlegel & Associates, LLC: Profiles in (EE) Courage: EE Leadership in New England

Tom Eckman, Northwest Power and Conservation Council: In the PNW, We do More than Plan!


Session 1A: Deep Energy Retrofits

Mike Keesee, Sacramento Municipal Utility District: Residential Project Examples and Lessons Learned

Don Becker, Applied Proactive Technologies, Inc. Jim Motta, Connecticut Light & Power Company: Going Broader and Deeper in a Connecticut Commercial Program

Mathias Bell, Rocky Mountain Institute: Commercial Program Design to Drive Deeper Savings

Cathy Higgins, New Buildings Institute: Commercial High Performance Example Results


Session 1B: National Overview of Energy Efficiency Resource Standards (EERS)

Michael Sciortino & Seth Nowak, American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy: National Review of Early EERS Results and Strategies for Higher SavingsPresenters

Jenny Heeter, National Renewable Energy Laboratory: Examining Combined Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Standards

Chuck Goldman, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory: Future of Ratepayer Funded Energy Efficiency


Session 1C: Current Approaches to Integrated Resource Planning

Mike Voltz, Long Island Power Authority: Long Island Power Example

Julie Michals, Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships: New England State Examples and ISO-New England EE Forecasting Developments

Mark Cooper, Vermont Law School: New Conceptual Approaches


Session 1D: Integrating Energy Efficiency into State Clean Air Compliance

Jeff Brown, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency: Accounting for Energy Efficiency Benefits in State Implementation Plans

Bruce Ray, Johns Manville: Use of Energy Efficiency as a Tool to Offset Air Emissions

Paul Horowitz, PAH Associates: Energy Efficiency as a Resource and Carbon Compliance Strategy


Session 1E: Behavioral Approaches for Energy Efficiency (panel)

Michael Sachse, OPOWER: File

Patricia Thompson, Sageview Associates: File

Chris Dierker, Xcel Energy: File


Session 2A: Industrial Energy Efficiency Approaches (part 1)

Charlie Grist, Northwest Power and Conservation Council & Les Tumidaj, Strategic Energy Group: Pacific Northwest’s 6th Plan and Industrial Program Innovations

Bob Gemmer, U.S. DOE Industrial Technologies Program: SEE Action Industrial/CHP Recommendations

Anna Chittum, American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy: Review of Industrial 'Self-Direct' Programs


Session 2B: EERS Policy Issues

Keith Hay, Colorado Public Utilities Commission: Looking at Non-Utility Administration

Carl Nelson, Minnesota Center for Energy and Environmnet: Moving Beyond First Year Savings

Danielle Dixon, Northwest Energy Coalition: Washington Statewide Energy Efficiency Requirement


Session 2C: Energy Efficiency as a Core System Resource


David Anderson, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory: Energy Efficiency as a Baseload Resource

Ronald J. Araujo, Connecticut Light & Power Company: Energy Efficiency as an ISO Resource

David Juri Freeman, SERA, Inc.: Comparing Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy, and Generation


Session 2E:  Integration of Energy Efficiency and Demand Response

Patty Anderson, McKinstry Co. & Joe Castro, City of Boulder: Achieving Energy Efficiency through Smart Grid

Ingrid Rohmund, Enernoc: A California Example of Integrated Energy Efficiency/Demand Response

Sam Borgeson, UC Berkeley: Targeting Commercial Energy Efficiency and Demand Response


Session 3A: Small Business Direct Install Programs

Alexander Castro & Adam Procell, Lime Energy Co.: New York and New Jersey Programs

Steven Meyers, Enerpath: LADWP and NYSEG

Richard Szydlowski, Minnesota Center for Energy and Environment: The ‘One Stop Efficiency Shop’ Lighting Retrofit Program


Session 3B: The Role of Energy Efficiency as a Utility Resource in the Rocky Mountain Region

Deb Sundin, Xcel Energy: Colorado

Jason Berry, Pacificorp: Utah

Larry Holmes, NV Energy: Nevada   

Jim Wontor, Arizona Public Service: Arizona


Session 3C: Energy Efficiency in the Public Power Sector

Carrie LaSeur, Plains Justice: Clean Energy Ambassadors

Sarah Ruen, BCS, Inc.: Energy Efficiency for Public Power

Patrick Keegan, Ecos: South Carolina Co-op Example


Session 3D: Energy Efficiency as a Strategy to Address the Coal Plant Retirement Issue

David Wooley, Energy Foundation: Federal Air Pollution Rules as a Driver for Energy Efficiency Investment by Utilities and Industry

Joe Bryson, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency: The Benefits of End-Use Energy Efficiency: Impacts under EPA’s Proposed Mercury and Air Toxics Rule

Steven Wishart, Xcel Energy: Coal Retirement vs. Refurbishment – The Role of Energy Efficiency


Session 3E: Emerging Technologies: Electronics

Daniel Harris, New Buildings Institute, & Michael Murray, Lucid Design Group: Commercial Plug Loads

Linda Malik, Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships & Ryan Rasmussen, Ecos: Advanced Power Strips

Craig MCDonald, Navigant Consulting, Inc.: Tapping the Data Center Efficiency Opportunity   


Session 4A: Natural Gas Energy Efficiency Programs

Zach Brown, Questar Gas: Understanding and Responding to the Market

Kara Rodgers, Consortium for Energy Efficiency: Higher Targets, Lower Prices

Ryan Kerr, Gas Technology Institute: Emerging Technologies: What’s Next for Gas Programs


Session 4B: The Big Picture

Brendan O’Donnell, Rocky Mountain Institute: Reinventing Fire Solutions: Turbocharging Utility Programs

Joe Almaguer, The Dow Chemical Company: The Importance of Energy Efficiency

William Prindle, ICF International: The Big Squeeze, Utility Energy Efficiency in an Era of Codes and Standards


Session 4C: Regulatory Mechanisms to Encourage Energy Efficiency

Phil Mosenthal, Optimal Energy: Shareholder Incentives

Tim Woolf, Synapse: Decoupling as an Element of Climate Response

Rich Sedano, Regulatory Assistance Project: Recent Experiences in Regulatory Policy


Session 4E: The Future of Lighting Programs

Francis Rubinstein, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, et.al.: What to Do with Incandescent Phase-Out

Scott Dimetrosky, Opinion Dynamics: Future after EISA Federal Standards

Gabe Arnold, Optimal Energy: Vermont’s Commercial LED Program


Session 5A: Industrial Energy Efficiency Programs (part 2)

Sandy Glatt, U.S. Department of Energy: State Policy Series: Impacting Industrial Energy

Gena Gerard, Integrative Growth, Inc.: Energy Conservation as an Economic Development Tool: The Story of Trillion Btu

Robert Luneski, Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance: Measuring Savings from Behavioral Programs

Doug Baston, North Atlantic Energy Advisors: The Massachusetts Multi-Utility C&I Approach


Session 5B: EERS in New Energy Efficiency States

Nicholas DeDominicis, PECO Energy: Pennsylvania

Teri VanSumeren, Consumers Energy: Michigan

Dylan Sullivan, Natural Resources Defense Council & Jon Williams, American Electric Power: Illinois and Ohio


Session 5C: Energy Efficiency and Transmission & Distribution (T&D) Impacts

Chris Gazze, Con Edison: Forecasting the Geographic Distribution of Demand Reductions from Energy Efficiency

Galen Barbose & Chuck Goldman, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory: Incorporating Energy Efficiency into Regional Transmission Planning

TJ Poor, Vermont Department of Public Service: Geo-Targeted Energy Efficiency in Vermont

Jim Lazar, Regulatory Assistance Project: Accurately Assessing Energy Efficiency Effects on Line Losses and Reserve Requirements


Session 5D: Effect of Environmental Benefits on Energy Efficiency Projects

Paul MacGregor & Darrell Sandlin, Nexant: Achieving Significant Carbon Emissions Reductions through New Market-Based Incentives

Omar Siddiqui, Electric Power Research Institute: EPRI CO2Calculator for Impact of Energy Efficiency on CO2Emissions 

Lisa Skumatz, Skumatz Economic Research: Alternate Screening Criteria for Environmental and Other Characteristics  


Session 5E: Emerging Technologies

Jonathan Woolley, UC Davis Western Cooling Efficiency Center: Fostering Development and Commercialization of Climate Optimized Cooling Equipment

Graham Parker, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory: Why Utilities and Market Transformation Programs Need to Move beyond Lighting and Equipment – A Highly Insulating Windows Case Study

Ellen Petrill, Electric Power Research Institute: EPRI Coordinated Early Deployment Project


For questions about the conference program, please contact Marty Kushler or Dan York.