Wednesday, May 3, 2017

10:00am – 12:00pm 
Pre-Forum Workshop (for Utility and Government Attendees Only)
Session Co-Chairs: Paul Reid, Azusa Light & Water, and Ron Horstman, Western Area Power Administration

Candid roundtable discussion on current issues, including these highest-ranked responses to a recent survey of registrants:

  • What is the value of energy storage for customers, utilities, and the grid?
  • What beyond the meter services is your utility considering?
  • What hurdles are your utility encountering with integrating and managing more energy efficiency in your resource mix?

12:00pm – 1:00pm
Lunch Buffet

12:45pm – 1:00pm
First-timer Orientation and Welcome
Chair: Mark Gosvener, ESG 

1:00pm – 1:30pm
Welcoming Remarks
Mary Medeiros McEnroe, Silicon Valley Power

1:30pm – 2:30pm
Seth KinerOpening Keynote - Crystal Ball Gazing: Taking a Glimpse into our Energy Future 
Seth Kiner, Managing Director at Charlotte Street Advisors
We all know that the world of energy is changing dramatically. But, what does the future of the energy industry look like? Together we will think about some of the many shifts underway, and what they mean for utilities, disruptors, policy makers, electricity customers and will explore how "energy providers" are evolving to meet the needs of consumers, regulators and stakeholders.

2:30pm – 3:00pm 
Networking Break and Energy Quiz hosted by ESG
Quiz Emcee: Graham Parker, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

3:00pm – 4:30pm
Strategic/Policy View
Session Co-Chairs:  Dave Ashuckian, California Energy Commission, and Bryan Cope, Southern California Public Power Authority

  • Margie Gardner, California Energy Efficiency Industry Council
  • Dian Grueneich, Stanford University

    Margie Gardner  Dian Grueneich 

4:30pm – 5:15pm
Meet the Exhibitors
Session Co-Chairs: Dennis Guido, Staples & Associates and Mark Gosvener, ESG


5:15pm – 6:15pm 


Networking Campfire
Unwind at a casual gathering around the fire ring to reflect on the day's discussion and look ahead to tomorrow.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

7:30am – 8:30am 
Breakfast Buffet

8:30am – 10:00am
Electric Vehicles 
Session Co-Chairs: Mary Medeiros McEnroe, Silicon Valley Power, and Dan Kay, Lewis County PUD

  • Utility Support of the EV Industry, Dan Bowermaster, Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)
  • Fostering the Adoption of Electric Vehicles, Cameron Freberg, Austin Energy 
  • Past, Present, and Future of Wireless Charging for Automotive Applications, Madhu Chinthavali, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

    Dan Bowermaster  Cameron Freberg  Madhu Chinthavali

10:00am – 10:30am
Networking Break with Energy Quiz hosted by ESG
Quiz Emcee: Graham Parker, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

10:30am – 12:00pm 
Customer View
Session Co-Chairs: Moses Gastelum, PG&E and Vanessa Lara, Merced Irrigation District

12:00pm – 1:00pm 
Lunch Buffet

1:00pm – 2:00pm
Midpoint Keynote

2:00pm – 3:30pm 
Technology View – Part I
Session Co-Chairs: ​Jennifer McMaster, Bonneville Power Administration, and Christopher Dymond, Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance

  • Putting Carbon to Work: 21st Century Heating and Water Heating – Charlie Stephens, Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance
  • Multifamily Housing - BPA Technology Advisory Group Results and Implementation – Jess Kincaid, Bonneville Power Administration
  • EPRI EE/DR – Overview of Projects with Members, and with Public Research Funding – Ram Narayanamurthy, EPRI

    Charlie Stephens  Jess Kincaid  

3:30pm – 3:45pm 
Networking Break and Energy Quiz hosted by ESG
Quiz Emcee: Graham Parker, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

3:45pm – 5:15pm 
Utility Program Stand-up Challenge
Session Co-Chairs: Cheri Davis, Sacramento Municipal Utility District and David Reynolds, ERS
Join us for the craziest round of concurrent sessions ever! Imagine speed dating meets the lightning round of a TV game show! Visit up to 6 storyboards detailing utility-sponsored energy programs or research. Each storyboard presenter has up to 5 minutes (plus up to 7 minutes for Q&A) to share with you the program’s goals, successes and lessons learned. A bell rings, you choose another storyboard, and the 12-minute clock starts again.  Due to limited space, we will break this year’s event up into two segments, with a short intermission to set up new storyboards at the midpoint.

-- Serving Your Commercial Food Service Customers: Partnerships, Tools and StrategiesRichard Young, Director of Education, PG&E Food Service Technology Center / fishnick. Commercial food service operations are energy-intensive, demand-driven, operations that have been under-served by California's municipal utilities because no one knew where to start or why this customer segment mattered. The California Energy Wise IOU food service program is now partnering with non-IOU utilities to lend a helping hand and the food service educators at fishnick have launched an on-line on-demand training program that can bring workforce education and training to this diverse and difficult commercial segment. Learn how these partnerships and tools can help you serve your commercial food service customers.

-- Home Water Reports - saving water and peak demand?Kapil Kulkarni, Burbank Water and Power, Marketing Associate. Learn how Burbank Water and Power teamed up with a gas utility to encourage conservation of water, electricity, and gas – all at the same time – using Home Water Reports.  BWP's project partners included a software vendor to provide the reports, the local gas and water utilities to share resource savings and costs, and a top-notch research university to validate the results. This project demonstrates that how utilities can form partnerships with unobvious organizations in order to meet sustainability mandates regarding water use, demand side management, greenhouse gas emissions reductions.

-- Smooth Landing for Residential Net Zero: The Roseville Electric Perspective - Mark Riffey, Program Manager, Roseville Electric and  Sophia Hartkopf, TRC Energy Services. Roseville Electric recently revamped their residential new construction program, formerly known as Best Home. This poster will review the new ZNE-ready program design, including escalating incentives based on the homes' HERS score and bonus incentives for high savings design features such as, high performance walls and attics and whole house fans. Ultimately, the program aims to support homebuilders in embracing high cutting edge high performance design practices and preparing for forthcoming Title 24 and CalGREEN energy standards updates.

-- How the Number One Texas Municipal Energy Company Values Retro-commissioning Bob Nelson, CPS and Angel Moreno, Frontier Associates. Utility CPS Energy and Frontier Associates share their experiences implementing and verifying performance of commercial building retro-commissioning (RCx) projects. CPS Energy offers incentives to customers to encourage them to implement RCx projects. Due to the nature of retro-commissioning, every project is unique and presents distinct challenges in how to estimate and verify energy and cost savings. Presenters will provide lessons learned from conducting measurement and verification (M&V) of energy savings in order to help determine cost-effective incentives for customers.

-- Residential Window Coverings: Do they Save Energy or Just Look Nice?Katie Cort, PNNL. Energy efficiency program managers are continually seeking new and demonstrated technologies for achieving measurable energy and demand savings. Though window coverings and attachments have traditionally been thought of as decorative features in the home, new shading materials and control strategies are demonstrating significant energy savings. This poster presentation will feature some of the latest whole home experimental research related to energy-efficient window coverings and attachments, including optimal and dynamic control strategies for operable shading devices to ensure persistent energy savings.  Information will also be presented on the newly launched Attachment Energy Rating Council (AERC) and its work to develop energy ratings, certifications, and labels for energy-efficient window attachment products.

-- Residential Plug Load Growth Getting You Down?  It’s time to CHEER up! Craig Haglund and Stephen Bickel, D+R International and Alex Araiza, SMUD. The Coalition for Home Electronics Energy Reduction, or CHEER, is a collaboration between D+R International, SMUD, EE Program Administrators and regional organizations, manufacturers, service providers, and advocates. The first CHEER initiative aims to cut U.S. home entertainment energy consumption by 10 TWh/yr by 2020, through Tier2 AV Advanced Powerstrips that will be installed by Pay-TV technicians at time of usual customer visit.  Ten terawatt hours of annual savings will require installing a Tier 2 AV APS in half of pay-TV customer households nationwide. Attend this session to learn about how D+R and SMUD’s pilot program with Embertec, TrickleStar, and Pay-TV providers is progressing in Sacramento, and how your utility can do the same.

-- Best Practices in Trade Pro Networks – Nathan Baer, Staples Energy & Jeff McDowell, PG&E. Contractors or Trade Pros play a vital role in the delivery of energy efficiency programs by offering expansive geographic coverage, technical expertise and local market knowledge. However, Trade Pro or Trade Ally delivery models come with their own challenges including communication, quality, customer service, and overall delivery consistency. Representatives from PG&E and Staples & Associates will discuss the “dos and don’ts” of the Trade Pro model based on experience in California, Illinois and Wisconsin. This presentation will provide great insight as well as real-world, take home practices for utilities looking to offer a Trade Pro model.

-- Energy Education Coming to a Computer Screen Near You! Roger Ebbage, Lane Community College and Rob Currier, Emerald People’s Utility District.  Lane Community College has been awarded a National Science Foundation grant to move their nationally recognized Commercial Building Energy Management program online. This provides an opportunity for utilities to help develop their future workforce. To be successful, the Energy Program needs the help of utility energy efficiency experts to serve as Fieldwork Mentors for individual students who take our online energy courses. Fieldwork Mentors will assist students with specific course activities such as light source identification, HVAC system tour & analysis, and residential auditing. Come to this session to learn more about the online program and how your utility can provide Fieldwork Mentors to help train the new workforce.

5:15pm – 6:15pm 


"Any Port in a Storm” Wine Tasting

Friday, May 5, 2017

7:30am – 8:30am
Breakfast Buffet

9:00am – 10:15am
Technology View – Part II
Session Co-Chairs: ​Jennifer McMaster, Bonneville Power Administration, and Christopher Dymond, Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance

  • Super-Efficient Laundry Systems: Field and Lab data – Christopher Dymond, Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance
  • Design for Off: Keys to Highly Efficient Commercial Buildings - Jon Heller, Ecotope
    Christopher Dymond  John Heller

10:15am – 10:30am 
Networking Break with Energy Quiz hosted by ESG
Quiz Emcee: Graham Parker, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

10:30am – 12:00pm
Utility Programs Snapshot
Session Co-Chairs: ​Kevin Palmer, Riverside Utilities, and Adrianne Rogers, City of Colton Electric Utility

  • IoT and BYOD - Changing the Way Utilities Engage with Customers -- Mark Martinez, Southern California Edison

  • Giving customers a new way to go solar”- TEP’s Residential Solar Program -- Samuel Molina, Jr., Tucson Electric Power

    Mark Martinez  Sam Molina


12:00pm – 1:00pm
Lunch buffet