2014 EM&V Forum Annual Public Meeting

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Location

Hyatt Regency Baltimore
330 S. Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21202
United States

Date Events

EM&V Forum annual public meeting

Baltimore, MD - Hyatt Regency Baltimore

January 13 

 
 

Standardized EM&V Methods Reporting Forms - What's in Your EM&V Genome? 

Join the EM&V Forum, the U.S. DOE and Cadmus at this one-day workshop to get training and information on the Standardized EM&V Methods Reporting Forms

 

January 14

 
8:30am

Introduction, Welcome to Baltimore and Meeting Overview

  • Kelly Speakes-Backman – Commissioner, Maryland Public Service Commission
  • Robert Scott – Commissioner, New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission 
 
9:00am

Forum Highlights

  • Julie Michals – Director Regional EM&V Forum, NEEP
  • Crissy Godfrey – Maryland Public Service Commission
  • Nikola Janjic – District of Columbia, Sustainable Energy Utility
 
10:30am 

Recommendations to EPA on 111(d) EM&V Requirements and Guidance for EE: Common Threads, Key Differences, and What it Means for the RGGI States. 

With public comments submitted to the EPA by Dec 1, this panel will offer an opportune time to share highlights from comments and recommendations to the EPA on EM&V for energy efficiency, and to hear some initial responses from the EPA, including how efficiency stakeholders can help to support EPA’s final rule and guidance development.  The panel will also discuss ways the Forum can help to support RGGI states with their compliance plans, including use of the Regional Energy Efficiency Database (REED).

Moderator: 

  • Robert Scott - NH PUC and RGGI Board Director 

Speakers: 

  • Sarah Dunham - Director Office of Atmospheric Programs, US EPA
  • Kathleen Hogan - Deputy Assistant Secretary for EE, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, US DOE
  • Kelly Speakes-Backman – Commissioner, MD Public Service Commission and RGGI Board Chair
  • Tracy Babbidge - Bureau Chief Energy & Technology, CT Department of Energy and the Environment 
 
12pm - Lunch

The Changing Face of Energy Efficiency in PJM’s Forecasting and Markets

  • John Moore, Senior Attorney – Sustainable FERC Project
 
1:00pm

The Growing Role of EE in Deferring T&D and Relieving Energy Supply Distribution Constraints – What Can we Learn from Case Studies and Recent Analysis?

This panel will present a range of issues pertinent to the growing role and focus of EE as a strategy to defer T&D projects, and to help mitigate distribution constraints in the context of recent and anticipated winter peak price spikes.  The panel will begin with a presentation of the Forum’s forthcoming report on: Energy Efficiency as a Transmission and Distribution System Resource: Lessons from Recent U.S. Efforts to Use Geographically-Targeted Efficiency Programs to Defer T&D Investments, including recommendations on policy guidance, followed a case study of a utility’s successful programs to date, and a state’s efforts to institutionalize a process for considering non-wire alternatives.  The panel will then turn to a broader look at a recent study that analyzes the potential impact of energy efficiency (gas and electric) to reduce energy supply distribution constraints in the context of winter peak constraint challenges in New England.

Moderator:

  • Ruth Kiselewich - Director of Energy Efficiency, Baltimore Gas & Electric

Speakers:   

 
3:00pm 

Third Time's a Charm for Cost-Effectiveness?  

This is the third year the Forum will have the topic of cost-effectiveness screening on its Annual Public Meeting agenda, an indication that as an industry we continue to work to address key issues and improvements in practices.  Important recent developments include the Forum Steering Committee’s adoption of the Cost-Effectiveness Screening Guidelines, and state proceedings in the Forum region that are reviewing their cost-effectiveness practices.  This panel will begin with a review of key elements of the Forum’s Guidelines, including key principles and specific issues of accounting for non-energy benefits, environmental compliance, and risk, followed by examples of how the application of these Guidelines suggests new practices to better align cost-effectiveness screening with a state’s public policy goals, and how some states are refocusing their practices to align with an evolving industry structure.  Looking nationally, the Home Performance Coalition will discuss its process and efforts that complement the Forum’s Cost-Effectiveness Guidelines, with examples of other states similarly reconsidering or revising their cost-effectiveness policies.  The Panel will also address opportunities for continued strategic coordination on this issue going forward.

Moderator:  

Speakers:  

 
4:00pm 

Closing Notes

  • Sue Coakley, NEEP
  • Arthur Marin, NESCAUM
 

 

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