12th AESP-NEEC Conference
October 2, 2012
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In recent years several states across the Northeast have enacted legislation and pursued policies
intended to boost investment in energy efficiency and renewable energy resources. Along with
this increased emphasis, there are heightened expectations for results and the need for Program
Administrators to strive for continuous improvement in program design and implementation to
achieve increasing savings goals.
Creativity and innovation make vital contributions to continuous improvement in business and industry. Policies that allow for flexibility and experimentation in energy efficiency practices, program designs, and technologies can support the efforts of Program Administrators in the pursuit of deeper savings. This year’s AESP-Northeast Chapter and Northeast Energy Efficiency Council annual conference will examine the roles of policy makers, industry, Program Administrators, and energy efficiency stakeholders in promoting or discouraging the advancement of new ideas and approaches and how each of these parties can work independently and collaboratively to innovate.
AESP Northeast Chapter
Vice President, Opinion Dynamics Corporation
President, Northeast Energy Efficiency Council
Chairman, Conservation Services Group
Policy Innovations to Support Efficiency Implementation
As states pursue increasingly aggressive energy savings goals, policies are evolving to enable innovative ways of reaching customers, remove participation barriers, and spur complementary approaches to harnessing efficiency as a resource. In this panel discussion we will hear about Connecticut's new financing options for commercial and industrial customers, efforts in Massachusetts to better understand and target various market segments, including "hard to reach" customers, and Rhode Island's efforts to develop innovative policies that support program implementation.
Moderator: Natalie Hildt, Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships (NEEP)
Jessica Bailey, Director, Commercial PACE Program, Connecticut Clean Energy Finance and Investment Authority
Christopher Kearns, Program Service Officer, Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources
Tilak Subrahmanian, Director of Energy Efficiency, NSTAR
» Speaker Biographies »
Jessica Bailey - C-PACE: Commercial & Industrial Property Assessed Clean Energy
Christopher Kearns - 2013 Rhode Island Energy Efficiency Programs - Updates
Tilak Subrahmanian - Energy Efficiency - Delivering on the Promise
Which Emerging Technologies are Broadening Efficiency Programs?
While Program Administrators seek to deliver ever more savings, significant energy savings have been realized, end use markets are saturating with efficient technologies, and more aggressive codes and standards are increasing efficiency baselines. Innovators and entrepreneurs are constantly working to develop new, more efficient technologies and efforts have been made to bring these emerging technologies to market and incorporate them into DSM program offerings. This session will examine ongoing efforts in the Northeast and California to remove the information barrier that exists with emerging technologies and facilitate the adoption of these technologies by Program Administrators.
Moderator: Matt Dugan, ICF International
Brian McCowan, Senior Vice President of Technology and Development, Energy & Resource Solutions
Hale Powell, Facilitator, Massachusetts Technology Assessment Center
Mary Sutter, Vice President of Energy Evaluation, Opinion Dynamics Corporation
» Speaker Biographies »
Brian McCowan - Establishing Savings & Evaluation Procedures for Emerging Technologies
Hale Powell - Energy Efficient Technology Assessment in Massachusetts:
MTAC Statewide Process
Mary Sutter - Evaluation of the PY2010-2012 California Statewide Emerging Technologies Program (ETP)
Innovation in Information Access and Technology
Nowhere is innovation moving more rapidly than in information access and technology. From the “Green Button” initiative to hack-a-thons to new technology platforms for residential and commercial customers, innovations are enabling service providers to reach more customers and reduce the cost of service delivery. Four speakers will describe the most recent developments and discuss the forces that will drive further innovation.
Moderator: Joshua Sklarsky, Peregrine Energy Group
Eric Graham, Director of EE Financing and Labs, Next Step Living
Laura Humphrey, Associate, ICF International
Richard Huntley, Vice President, Retroficiency
Harvey Michaels, Energy Efficiency Scientist and Lecturer, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
» Speaker Biographies »
Eric Graham - Next Step Living
Laura Humphrey - Data Made Accessible:
Information as an Asset
Richard Huntley - The Role of Energy Analytics
in Driving Commercial Energy Efficiency
Harvey Michaels - Unlocking Innovation in Information-Enabled Energy Efficiency
Conference attendees are invited to convene for beverages, light refreshments, and conversation. Sponsored by ICF.
Electric & Gas
The Association of Energy Services Professionals is an international non-profit organization of nearly 2,000 utility executives, consultants, manufacturers, researchers, regulators, and other energy professionals. The Northeast Energy Efficiency Council is a business association of the energy efficiency industry. Its members are firms that manufacture energy efficient products and provide energy efficiency services. The 2012 AESP-NEEC Conference will be the organizations’ twelfth annual co-hosted event.
Conference registration $175
Discounted registration* $150
- Commercial, industrial or institutional energy customer
- AESP member
- Employee of NEEC member company
- Government or non-profit representative