The ESI model primarily utilizes the program partner and Technical Service Proposal (TSP) consultants to deliver energy efficiency savings. BPA Energy Efficiency staff provides overall ESI program management and dedicated BPA engineers provide technical oversight and manage TSP consultant contracting. A new role, the Energy Smart Industrial Partner (ESIP), is the "go-to" expert to consult with utilities to coordinate ESI programs and resources to meet the goals and needs of their conservation program.
The ESI program takes affect from Oct. 1, 2009 through Sept. 30, 2011, with subsequent program renewal to be considered thereafter.
The BPA ESI Program Delivery Manual (PDF, 792k)
provides details for the implementation of the
ESI program by BPA. Modifications to the manual are administered through the
ESI program manager and the BPA Contracting Officer. Scheduled modifications
to the manual occur bi-annually in January and July; however, the BPA ESI program
manager may implement critical modifications outside these scheduled periods
as appropriate. The BPA Implementation Manual
takes precedence over the program delivery manual if any terms, conditions or
descriptions are contradictory. For more information about the ESI program or
the manual, contact your Energy Smart Industrial Partner or
Jennifer Eskil, BPA Industrial Program Lead, 509-527-6232.
Energy Smart Industrial program components
The ESI program contains a number of components offering a wide range of options and benefits to both utilities and industrial facilities.
Energy Smart Industrial Partner (ESIP): An industrial energy
efficiency expert assigned by the ESI program to provide utility efficiency
program staff with a single point of contact for coordinating ESI programs and
resources to meet the goals and needs of their conservation program. In addition
to providing technical expertise and other assistance to utility staff, the
ESIP assists in representing the ESI program to utility's industrial customers
(when requested), and facilitates the development and implementation of ESI
program projects. Utilities continue to be the face of industrial energy efficiency
to their industrial customers and define the "rules of engagement" for ESIP
interaction with their industrial customers.
Energy Management: Energy Management is a pilot component
of the ESI program that addresses the opportunities to acquire energy savings
through improved operations and maintenance (O&M) and management practices.
There are three core features of Energy Management: