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NEEP EM&V Forum Spring Meeting
Thu, April 27, 2017, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM EDT
Please Join Us for the 2017 NEEP EM&V Spring Public Meeting April 27, 2017 at California University in Washington, D.C. Think of it as GPS for EM&V! With our program administrator, industry, government and other stakeholders, we will hear about and discuss some of the key ways that EM&V is at the intersection of technology and policy. How we can get to the next generation of energy efficiency most expediently and credibly.
Ted Trabue, Managing Director, DC Sustainable Energy Utility
Taresa Lawrence, Deputy Director, Department of Energy and Environment
Sue Coakley, Executive Director, NEEP
Cost Effectiveness in the Next Generation of Energy Efficiency
Hear about the new and evolving framework for cost-effectiveness and get a sneak preview of the National Standard Practice Manual. This panel tees up the issues of importance for cost-effectiveness in the Distributed Energy Resources (DERs) context going forward, and helps set the stage for the relevance of the other panels in the meeting. The panelists will explore questions like “What about costs and benefits of smart technologies and AMI investments, or other resources?” Forum leadership will review the Forum's new strategic areas of work, projects of focus, and state participation.
Tim Woolfe, Synapse Energy Economics
Danny Musher, RI OER
Moderator: Elizabeth Titus, Director of Research & Evaluation, NEEP
Building more knowledge about Whole Building M&V
The current pilot project testing M&V2.0 as an evaluation tool is being facilitated by CT DEEP will be featured. Speakers on this panel will present examples of how whole building modeling is currently being used for M&V now and its potential future applications. Speakers will also discuss what can pilots, benchmarking, data access and other protocols, and experience with some efficiency programs teach us so we can build upon the current experience.
Sarah Zaleski, US DOE
Ethan Goldman, VEIC
Diane Duva, CT DEEP
Smart Thermostats: Paving the way for smart EM&V -- What do we need to know to evaluate control devices?
This panel will explore the ways smart thermostats have influenced EM&V, and how the industry should evaluate them. Panelists will share lessons learned from the development of smart thermostats specification and TRM protocols, and whether they can guide EM&V for other control devices.
Joe Loper, Itron
Abigail Daiken, EPA\
Richard Counihan, Nest
Nkechi Ogbue, Ecobee
Moderator: Claire Miziolek, Technology & Market Solutions Manager
Mid/Upstream Market Transformation: Latest thinking, guidance, and issues for evaluation
This panel will bring regulatory and program perspectives together to consider evaluation issues for market transformation, which is a strategy crucial to this industry. It helps to advance energy efficiency’s impact, can help meet states’ decarbonizing goals, and is an element in the NY REV vision. Panelists will discuss challenges and guidance on which metrics matter, how to measure the effects in ways that allow stakeholders to claim savings and how to communicate the value of market transformation. Learn how EPA’s Retail Products Platform informs this discussion.
Sara Conzemius, Illume Advising
Chris Walls, BGE
Pierre van der Merwe, Vermont Energy Investment Corporation
More speakers to be announced
Moderator: Michael Li, Senior Policy Advisor, U.S. Department of Energy