Increasing energy-efficiency goals, emerging technology and alternative
energy sources are
changing the face of energy efficiency and demand management. As we become
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
Remarks & Q&A:
Steve Wright, BPA Administrator
Sustainable Energy in the Twenty-first
Century: Mark Gabriel, R.W. Beck
Concurrent sessions I
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?
Ross Island/Morrison Rm.
Ramping up for
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.
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.
DISCUSSIONS Concurrent sessions II
Gathering valid 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?
Rosolie, PNGC Power
- Tom Eckman, Northwest Power Planning Council (NWPPC)
Ross Island/Morrison Rm.
between rate periods
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
Smart Grid and
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.
- David Hsu, Seattle
- Mike Charlo, Milton-Freewater Power and Light
- Jason Salmi-Klotz, BPA
DISCUSSIONS - Concurrent sessions III
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?
New programs and initiatives
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
- Ray Hartwell-BPA
- Sarah Moore-BPA
Conservation Voltage Reduction (CVR)
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?
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
The Sixth Power Plan:
Tom Eckman, Manager Conservation Resources, Northwest Power and Conservation
PANEL DISCUSSIONS -
Concurrent sessions IV
Marketing strategies and residential segmentation research
gets results and is cost effective? What is segmentation research
and how have utilities used it? What innovative utility tactics
Carol Lindstrom, BPA
- Laura McCrae, Snohomish
- Steve Brown, Okanogan County PUD
- Van Ashton, City
of Idaho Falls
- DuWayne Dunham, Clark Public Utilities
How to present energy efficiency to win internal and board
Do the math.
How do you get enthusiastic buy-in for a robust energy efficiency
program? Who has success stories that can be replicated?
Thomas, McMinnville Water & Light
- Mary Smith, Snohomish PUD
- Kevin Smit, EES Consulting
Building an energy
Focus on workforce
development, strategic hiring and recruiting. Brief status report
on the Northwest Energy Efficiency Taskforce (NEET).
Climate Solutions and Energy
Efficiency for a New, Stronger Energy Economy: K. C. Golden,
Climate Solutions Policy Director