Sponsored by Bonneville Power Administration

Increasing energy-efficiency goals, emerging technology and alternative energy sources are
changing the face of energy efficiency and demand management. As we become more innovative
in our approach, we develop new strategies — “Aha” moments. At each summit activity, participants are invited to share their “Aha” moment and earn a reward.

 

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Opening Session

                             

                                        Remarks & Q&A:  Steve Wright, BPA Administrator

 

KEYNOTE

Sustainable Energy in the Twenty-first Century: Mark Gabriel, R.W. Beck

 

 

Roundtable Discussions Concurrent sessions I

I-A

Hawthorne/Sellwood Rm.

 How to run successful energy efficiency programs with limited staff

How can outsourcing EE programs work for you?  When do turnkey programs make sense? What does a successful PTCS program look like? When do Trade Ally Networks deliver energy savings? Who has success stories?

Facilitator: Bob Kajfasz 

I-B

Ross Island/Morrison Rm.

Ramping up for
higher targets

Who sets targets?  Define equitable contribution.  What are drawbacks of using load to determine targets?  Will the economy change targets? Tell your ramping up efforts. Conservation assessment – why it’s critical to know where you are, to plan where you’re going. 

Facilitator: Dan Villalobos 

I-C

Broadway Rm.

Utility strategies,
planning and I-937

What has worked and what are lessons learned? Utilities working on I-937 are invited to share their experiences and plans.  

Facilitator: Doris Abravanel

 

 

 

PANEL DISCUSSIONS Concurrent sessions II

II-A
Hawthorne/Sellwood Rm.
Gathering valid data
for planning

What data sources are used for planning? What are the costs? Who has lessons to share from doing their Conservation Potential Assessment? Is a template available and useful?


Facilitator: Lauren Gage, BPA
Panelists:
- Eugene Rosolie, PNGC Power
- Tom Eckman, Northwest Power Planning Council (NWPPC)

II-B
Ross Island/Morrison Rm.
Transitions: bridging
between rate periods

How will the Energy Conservation Agreement help transitions? What utility strategies work to transition from one rate period to another? How have utilities handled transitions, and how do they plan to in the future? Q&A

Presenter: Mike Rose, BPA

 

 

II-C
Broadway Rm.
Smart Grid and
Demand Response

Current Demand Response activities in the northwest. Experienced utilities include Milton-Freewater (early starters) and Seattle City Light (using technology). Also, a Smart Grid Test Bed Project update.
Facilitator: Pam Sporborg, BPA
Panelists:
- David Hsu, Seattle City Light
- Mike Charlo, Milton-Freewater Power and Light
- Jason Salmi-Klotz, BPA

PANEL DISCUSSIONS - Concurrent sessions III

III-A
Hawthorne/Sellwood Rm.
Emerging technologies

How will the region identify and nurture promising technologies?
What is E3T? How can utilities participate in finding and evaluating new technologies? How does a utility introduce a new technology?

III-B
Ross Island/Morrison Rm.
New programs and initiatives

What’s ready for prime time? What’s the status of heat-pump water heaters? How can C&I lighting opportunities be identified and completed? What’s available to reach niche markets? What strategies have a successful track record? After CFLs, what? Will higher appliance standard impact programs?

Facilitator: Chris Aiken, Kootenai Electric Co-op, Inc.
Panelists:
- Ray Hartwell-BPA
- Sarah Moore-BPA

III-C

Broadway Rm.
Conservation Voltage Reduction (CVR)

An opportunity for transmission and energy efficiency to team up! What is CVR and what are recent successes in the Northwest? Is CVR right for my utility? If so, how do I decide which approach to take? What must my utility have to do CVR? What's the next big thing coming in CVR?

Facilitator: Melissa Podeszwa, BPA
Presenter: Bob Fletcher, Snohomish PUD

 


Wednesday, March 18, 2009

SESSION
The Sixth Power Plan: Tom Eckman, Manager Conservation Resources, Northwest Power and Conservation Council
PANEL DISCUSSIONS - Concurrent sessions IV

IV-A
Hawthorne/Sellwood Rm.
Marketing strategies and residential segmentation research

What works, gets results and is cost effective? What is segmentation research and how have utilities used it? What innovative utility tactics drive results?


Facilitator: Carol Lindstrom, BPA
Panelists:
- Carol Lindstrom, BPA
- Laura McCrae, Snohomish PUD
- Steve Brown, Okanogan County PUD
- Van Ashton, City of Idaho Falls
- DuWayne Dunham, Clark Public Utilities

IV-B
Ross Island/Morrison Rm.
How to present energy efficiency to win internal and board support


Do the math. How do you get enthusiastic buy-in for a robust energy efficiency program? Who has success stories that can be replicated?

Facilitator: Wes Thomas, McMinnville Water & Light
Panelists:
- Mary Smith, Snohomish PUD
- Kevin Smit, EES Consulting

 

IV-C
Broadway Rm.
Building an energy
efficiency workforce/
NEET update


Focus on workforce development, strategic hiring and recruiting. Brief status report on the Northwest Energy Efficiency Taskforce (NEET).


Facilitator: Margaret Lewis, BPA
Panelists:
- John Morris, Fluid Market Strategies
- Tim Lammers, Columbia River, PUD
- Michael Wehling, Puget Sound Energy
- Darby Collins, BPA

KEYNOTE

Climate Solutions and Energy Efficiency for a New, Stronger Energy Economy: K. C. Golden,
Climate Solutions Policy Director