The AESP National Conference brings together highly regarded experts to discuss current trends and new developments in topics that range from program design, implementation, pricing, and marketing to research and evaluation. The conference draws the top program managers, policy makers, implementers, marketers, evaluators, consultants, and vendors in energy efficiency.
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A Seismic Shift in California Energy Efficiency Programs: A Panel Discussion
Moderated by Nick Brod with panelists from SoCal Gas, SoCal Edison, PG&E, and SDG&E
In 2016, the CPUC directed California’s IOUs to move towards a new framework for DSM programs that would have third‐parties – as defined as non‐IOU personnel ‐ take over the majority of energy efficiency program design and implementation in California. Simultaneously, IOUs would administer a new model in which a single IOU would administer statewide programs on behalf of all others. Innovation, cost‐effectiveness, and equity were primary goals for the CPUC. Much of the process guiding this change was managed through a formal public regulatory process guided by an independent body ‐‐‐ the California Energy Efficiency Coordinating Committee. Many solicitations for new program are complete and others underway with the goal that 60% of programs are contracted to third‐parties by the end of 2022.
It’s 2021 and the first ‘new’ programs under this model are ramping up. Hear perspectives from all four IOUs who were charged with making the CPUC direction a reality in the context of California’s ambitious climate and energy goals.
ZNE Program Optimization: Decarbonizing the Midwest
Over the past three years, Consumers Energy has evolved its Zero Net Energy (ZNE) ‐ Ready utility program from Pilot to Specialty using a ZNE process which cost‐effectively guides Michigan customers to success with educational sessions, guidebooks, and collaboration with local green building networks and trade allies ensuring market transformation. Listen to detailed, in‐depth materials and instruction on the ZNE integrated design process through five phases (Preliminary Design, Advanced Design, Construction, Measurement and Verification) and see how it has been applied to case studies.
Beyond Widgets: RCx for the IOT Age
Commercial and industrial (C&I) lighting market transformation efforts are well underway —with the DLC estimating widget‐based lighting programs to be cost‐ineffective around 2025. “Smart Lighting” as a pathway beyond widget‐based lighting program design has recently become a hot topic for DSM thought leaders. Stacking multiple control strategies, like daylight harvesting and occupancy sensing, creates deep first‐year energy savings when systems are correctly installed and optimally commissioned. However, what happens to savings overtime when schedules change, sensors need calibrating, and building drift begins? Hear about how the mass adoption of C&I LED technology creates an unprecedented opportunity to claim new, persistent savings through networking systems, and remotely optimizing energy use through virtual commissioning.