Library: 2014 Industry Partners General Session

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Trends in the Annual Industry Report

Date Published: September 29, 2014     Document Type: CEE In-person Meeting Materials, Presentation

Presenter: Jan Berman, Senior Director of Energy Efficiency Strategy, Pacific Gas and Electric Company, and Chair of the CEE Board of Directors

The CEE Annual Industry Report, measuring efficiency program budgets, expenditures, and impacts for the United States and Canada, is the essential dataset describing the energy efficiency program industry. In the past year, this report has been extensively cited by trade publications for financial analysts, electrical contractors, energy management, renewable installers, and of course, by CEE members. During this session, preliminary results of the 2014 Annual Industry Report will show trends over the past eight years for the United States and Canada and for gas and electric energy efficiency programs.

 

DSM in the Future: Residential Sector Consideration

Date Published: September 29, 2014     Document Type: CEE In-person Meeting Materials, Presentation

Facilitator: Peter Mills, CEE

Panelists: Kevin Bright, Managing Director, Energy Efficiency, Duke Energy; Aniruddh Roy, Engineering Manager, Regulatory Affairs, Goodman Manufacturing Company, L.P.

Through binational strategies, program administrators and industry work in concert to bring efficient products to customers.  To secure additional sources of savings, the efficiency industry is increasingly pursuing systems-based and whole building approaches that go beyond product efficiency. Leveraging consumer engagement within the home to achieve both greater energy savings and customer satisfaction will require coordination across multiple industries. During this session, panelists will speak to the new opportunities and approaches in the CEE portfolio in the residential sector to enhance savings and meet the challenges of the energy efficiency industry.  Discussion will focus on integrating energy efficiency and demand response through new value propositions enabled by connected technology, customer engagement strategies in a new world of data at our finger tips that provide new opportunities for credible evaluation, measurement and verification, and leveraging the ENERGY STAR marketing platform for deeper savings associated with the Most Efficient differentiation.

How Does the Energy Efficiency Industry Support the Transformation of US and Canadian Markets?

Date Published: September 29, 2014     Document Type: CEE In-person Meeting Materials, Presentation

 Facilitator: Joanne Morin, Deputy Director, CEE

Panelists: Tim Duff, General Manager, Regulatory Strategy and Analytics, Duke Energy; Dr. David Goldstein, Co-Director, Energy Program, Natural Resources Defense Council; Joseph Howley, Manager, Industry Relations, General Electric

This session will provide an overview of the current regulatory landscape and discuss some of the main regulatory drivers, considerations, challenges, and constraints that significantly impact all aspects of energy efficiency program design, implementation, and evaluation. The potential impact of the Clean Air Act (111D) on the future scope and impact of the energy efficiency industry will be discussed in light of the industry’s obligations to provide safe, reliable, and cost effective service to all its customers. CEE’s commercial lighting strategy will be used as an example of how a market transformation approach fits into the regulatory model for efficiency program administrators.

 

Important Values of DSM in the Future

Date Published: September 29, 2014     Document Type: CEE In-person Meeting Materials, Presentation

Presenter: John Taylor, CEE

For decades the efficiency program industry has been building its capabilities to support new streams of value. The industry has made important partnerships with retail and manufacturer players, contributed to the prominence of the ENERGY STAR® marketing platform, rewarded market players for bringing advanced products and services to market, and all the while enhanced its knowledge of energy consuming products and services. This knowledge and growing capability is increasingly being called upon for a host of valuable purposes including: offsetting distribution, transmission and generation capital, balancing the grid as new interconnected renewable energy sources increase, and leveraging smart technology capabilities for a better customer experience. The enhanced savings opportunities from integrating energy efficiency and demand response are driving program approaches that incorporate new product areas, system applications, advanced controls, and new behavioral approaches. This session will set the stage for a discussion of the approaches being developed at CEE that address those unique circumstances that warrant a binational strategy to achieve market traction.

 

DSM in the Future: Commercial and Industrial Sector Considerations

Date Published: September 29, 2014     Document Type: CEE In-person Meeting Materials, Presentation

Facilitator: Jess Burgess, CEE

Panelists: David Jacot, Director of Energy Efficiency, Los Angeles Department of Water and Power; Jim Jerozal, Managing Director Energy Efficiency, Nicor Gas; Siva Sethuraman, Commercial and Agriculture Portfolio Manager, Pacfic Gas and Electric Company

Supported by industry partners, CEE members have begun to deploy new technologies and product capabilities to serve broader program objectives, while providing greater value to their business customers. However, there remain important issues to resolve before these opportunities may be brought to scale, such as transaction costs and data security. During this session, panelists will speak to some of the ways that new data and communications capabilities embedded in end-use systems have the potential to enhance savings and enable new relationships between DSM programs and their business customers. Discussion topics will include: energy management information systems for strategic energy management and commercial whole buildings, feedback and controls as a retrofit opportunity, and the changing role of technology in business customer engagement. Panelists will address the role industry partners can play in supporting and complimenting these DSM program efforts now and in the future, to achieve greater market penetration and uptake of efficient products and services.

 

Accelerating Market and Program Uptake of Emerging Technologies

Date Published: September 29, 2014     Document Type: CEE In-person Meeting Materials, Presentation

Facilitator: Kim Erickson, CEE

Panelists: A.Y. Ahmed, Technical Development Manager, Southern California Gas Company; Kate Zeng, Technology Planning and Analysis Manager, San Diego Gas and Electric; Thelma Dobson, Manager of Energy Optimization Pilots, DTE Energy; Obadiah Bartholomy, Program Manager – Energy Efficiency R&D & Climate Change, Sacramento Municipal Utility District; Jack Callahan, Emerging Technologies Program Manager, Bonneville Power Administration

As energy efficiency solutions of the previous decade become mainstream, CEE member emerging technologies programs are working to accelerate the speed at which their organizations and the market adopt new efficiency products, services and approaches. Working individually, emerging technologies programs often partner with industry to test new technologies in the lab and in the field. Working together at CEE, these programs have identified the common technical, market, and customer readiness criteria they evaluate prior to recommending a technology for program and market adoption, as well as a framework for sharing and leveraging each other’s assessment results. Through a series of examples, speakers will demonstrate how their shared emerging technologies assessment criteria applies across customer types and technologies, how emerging technologies assessment results are informing program and product development, and ways to engage industry-to-industry to address shared challenges that arise when new technologies push efficiency in new ways.