Rocky Mountain Utility Efficiency Exchange Presented by Utility Exchange.org
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10th Rocky Mountain Utility Efficiency Exchange

Held September 28 - 30, 2016 at Aspen Meadows, Aspen, Colorado

2016 Agenda 2016 Sponsors Look Who Came in 2016

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Sneak Peek Preview of Closing Keynote for 10th Rocky Mountain Utility Efficiency Exchange
with Ben Bixby, Nest Labs

Ben will speak about “Future Business Models and Partnering Strategies for Utilities" as part of the Exchange’s theme of “Where Will Utilities be in 10 Years?” Ben Bixby steers Nest's new product and global business development with its energy partners. Ben came to Nest in early 2013 when Nest acquired MyEnergy, the venture-backed energy data technology company he founded in 2007 and led as its CEO—and which now powers a number of Nest's energy data capabilities.

Sneak Peek Preview of Opening Keynote for 10th Rocky Mountain Utility Efficiency Exchange
with Bryan Hannegan, National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Bryan will speak about “The Challenge and Promise of Energy Systems Integration” as part of the Exchange’s theme of “Where Will Utilities be in 10 Years?” Bryan leads NREL's global initiative to optimize links between electricity, fuel, thermal, water, and communication networks for a more sustainable society. Prior to joining NREL, he held leadership positions in fossil energy, renewable energy, and environmental science and technology at the Electric Power Research Institute, and served as a senior energy advisor to President George W. Bush as well as a staff scientist for the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.


Sneak Peek Preview of 10th Rocky Mountain Utility Efficiency Exchange Agenda

This webinar recording features Advisory Committee members reviewing the agenda and activities. Learn whether attending this event is right for you and discover who else from your organization might benefit from attending.

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Archived Agenda from 2016

Wednesday, September 28, 2016
7:30 - 9:00am Breakfast Buffet in Meadows Restaurant and First-Timers Orientation
sponsored by WeatherBug Home

Buffet breakfast with opportunity to network. If this is your first time attending the Exchange, look for the specially marked tables at breakfast and join in a brief orientation on how to optimize your experience.
9:00 - 12:00pm Morning Session Co-Chairs:
Jackie Ducharme, Xcel Energy, and Kenny Romero, Colorado Springs Utilities
9:00 - 10:15am Roundtable Discussion
Brief introduction from a representative from each utility and government agency present on the one topic they would most like to discuss during the roundtable and the one item that they would most like to learn or share during this event (such as new programs being considered or launched, etc.).
10:15 - 10:30am Refreshment Break sponsored by Energy Outreach Colorado
10:30 - 12:00pm Roundtable Discussion (continued)
Facilitated discussion among all those present that includes what are anticipated to be greatest customer program challenges and opportunities facing utilities in 2016 and in the next 10 years, and other topics identified most in earlier discussions or "written in" during the survey.
12:00 - 2:00pm Lunch Buffet in Meadows Restaurant sponsored by AM Conservation Group
Buffet lunch with opportunity to network
2:00 - 5:00pm Afternoon Session Co-Chairs:
Mary Wiener, Holy Cross Energy, and Ryland French, City of Aspen Utilities
2:00 - 2:15pm Welcoming Remarks
2:15 - 2:45pm Opening Keynote: Community Storage for an Integrated Grid
Jamie Mandel, Rocky Mountain Institute
James (Jamie) Mandel is a Principal at Rocky Mountain Institute, working in the electricity practice. He focuses on disruptive and emerging technologies, including solar, storage, smart controls, and microgrids. Highlights of this work include economic analysis of solar and battery systems, analysis of the value of distributed storage to reduce grid costs, and developing business models based on flexible demand resources. Jamie also plays a leadership role in RMI’s work with communities, which includes the city of Fort Collins. RMI worked with Fort Collins Utilities to develop a new, customer-centric business model and with the City to develop and pass a plan to reduce 80% of its emissions by 2030.
Approved for 0.5 BPI CEUs
2:45 - 3:15pm Microgrids: Fundamental for the Future
Jeff Perkins, ERS
With record setting storms wreaking havoc on our aging electrical infrastructure, states and local communities alike are rethinking the path forward toward solving today’s energy challenges. Microgrids are suddenly all the rage. Is this technology more than just the latest buzz word within the clean energy space? In fact, this technology has been around for a long time. University campuses, national labs, hospitals and the military have adopted this technology for their own resiliency, but now microgrids are being introduced on a broader community level through government funded initiatives. Motivated by a combination of resiliency concerns, reliability issues and even carbon goals, states are allocating funds for the development of community microgrids. As we all consider the appropriate scope and scale for this technology to unfold, this presentation will provide insights to the questions, concerns, challenges and benefits of community microgrids. Jeff will build the case for a future that includes community microgrids and will include specific details from a number of community level microgrid feasibility studies conducted by ERS.
Approved for 0.5 BPI CEUs
3:15 - 3:45pm The Next Level: An integrated Approach to Energy Efficiency
Dian Grueneich, Stanford University, Precourt Energy Efficiency Center
Utilities and governments continue to face aggressive energy efficiency targets in an increasingly volatile market. To keep pace, they need balanced, scalable approaches that integrate five of the most promising areas for expanded savings: intelligent efficiency, new technologies, behavioral information, public and private financing options, and an evolving policy arena. Dian will address challenges facing utilities and how an integrated approach combining promising areas for expanded savings is critical to success, as well as new policy frameworks being developed to support these efforts. Several leading utilities and states are already embracing this approach for customer engagement and energy efficiency adoption.
Approved for 0.5 BPI CEUs
3:45 - 4:00pm Refreshment Break
4:00 - 4:30pm Introducing Behavioral Demand Management in an Efficiency World
Matthew Matenaer, Focus on Energy
The majority of commercial and industrial energy efficiency programs over the years have focused on helping ratepayers reduce their utility costs through installation of energy efficient products. With recent utility rate cases enacted that drive down the cost of energy consumption charges, utility energy efficiency programs need to refocus their efforts on designing and delivering programs that provide greater value to customers by helping them identify new and creative ways to reduce their utility costs by managing their on peak demand charges. This presentation will provide customers with program design elements of the Focus on Energy On Demand Savings Program and provide a tutorial of the customer energy dashboard, an online portal that provides real time interval data, sets customer demand thresholds and provides alert notifications for facilities staff to take action during critical peaking events.
4:30 - 5:00pm A Total Outdoor Lighting Makeover
Paul Hora, San Miguel Power Association
Paul will reveal how San Miguel Power Association motivated the municipalities and members within their service territory to pay for the costs of retrofitting all utility owned outdoor lighting to LED technology. This retrofit will replace Mercury Vapor, High Pressure Sodium, and Metal Halide lights to LED lights, in a variety of wattages, throughout 3,600 square miles and seven counties in Southwestern Colorado. Hear lessons learned from Paul about coordination and buy in with the local governments and members both in support and not. This presentation will cover the basic details as well as the atypical related to this particular region of the state.
5:00 - 5:30pm Sponsor Showcase
Fast-paced, lighting round of 3-minute presentations of innovations from sponsoring organizations.
5:30 - 7:00pm Networking Reception with Poster Presentations sponsored by Cadmus
Poster Session Co-Chairs: Anne Lutz, Longmont Power & Communications with Ray Pierotti, La Plata Electric Association
Wi-fi sponsored by ERS

Thursday, September 29, 2016
7:30 - 8:45am Breakfast Buffet in Meadows Restaurant
Buffet breakfast with opportunity to network
General Session
8:45-9:15am Opening Keynote: The Challenge and Promise of Energy Systems Integration
Bryan Hannegan, Associate Laboratory Director – Energy Systems Integration, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Bryan leads NREL's global initiative to optimize links between electricity, fuel, thermal, water, and communication networks for a more sustainable society. Prior to joining NREL, he held leadership positions in fossil energy, renewable energy, and environmental science and technology at the Electric Power Research Institute, and served as a senior energy advisor to President George W. Bush as well as a staff scientist for the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.
View the recording of Bryan's preview remarks.
Approved for 0.5 BPI CEUs
Two concurrent tracks will be presented Thursday morning following the Keynote Presentation
9:15-12:30pm Residential Customer Initiatives
Co-Chairs: Ron Horstman, Western Area Power Administration and Alantha Garrison, Gunnison County Electric Cooperative
Commercial Customer Initiatives
Co-Chairs: Gary Myers, Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association, and Bryce Brady, Platte River Power Authority
9:15-9:45am

Georgetown University Energy Prize Competition, Ryland French, City of Aspen; Katy Bigner, City of Fort Collins and others
The Georgetown University Energy Prize (GUEP) provides an unprecedented look at energy consumption data from 50 communities, representing more than 60 cities and counties, 100 utilities, and millions of people, competing to change the way America uses energy and develop a cleaner, more efficient energy future. Georgetown University and several local competitors will share information on this exciting competition.

(This is a one-hour panel.)
Cultivating Community Relations and Savings through Nonprofit DSM Programs,
Jackie Ducharme, Xcel Energy with Brooke Pike, Energy Outreach Colorado
Colorado is unique in offering a low income DSM program focused on social service nonprofit organizations who occupy small commercial spaces ripe with efficiency opportunities. Such programs provide an entry point into communities in a time when decoupling and distributed solar generation should motivate IOUs to interface with ratepayers more similarly to co-op members. Additionally, these nonprofit organizations behave differently than your typical small business customer and typical marketing efforts fail to connect with these customers. This presentation will discuss how utilities can champion nonprofit EE programs as a way to galvanize public perception while still claiming significant energy savings for their entire DSM portfolio.
9:45 - 10:15am Georgetown University Energy Prize Competition (cont.)
Strategically Engaging Businesses to Increase Customer Satisfaction Scores, Joan Voissem, We Energies with Penelope Gabor, Franklin Energy Services
According to J.D. Power’s 2016 satisfaction survey results, businesses are contacting their utility more often with a low rate of problem resolution. Learn how a large electric and gas utility has increased customer satisfaction while changing the norm of on-site assessments to smart, calculated, and customized energy phone consultations.
10:15-10:30am Refreshment Break Refreshment Break
10:30-11:00am A Tale of Two Program Delivery Models, Alan Stoinski, Cheyenne Light, Fuel & Power, with Brody Vance and Aaron Jarr, Franklin Energy
Join us to a dynamic discussion of the benefits for and detractions from efficiency programs that utilize a Trade Ally (contractor) vs. an Energy Advisor (in-field program representative). Depending on the desire of the utility, there are proven successes to both. But which one is right for you?
Approved for 0.5 BPI CEUs
Singing the Blues—The Risk of Blue Light to the Long-term Success of LED Outdoor Lighting Applications, Gary Schroeder, Fort Collins Utilities
Mass LED outdoor lighting retrofits are underway, driven by energy and maintenance savings. However, the strong blue wavelength produced by these lights has implications for health, safety and night sky visibility. This presentation will cover the "dark side" of outdoor LED lighting and potential solutions.
11:00 – 11:30am Streamlining Residential Efficiency Upgrades for Neighborhoods, Kim DeVoe, Fort Collins Utilities with Scott Suddreth, CLEAResult
The largest barriers to energy efficiency (EE) upgrades are a customer’s lack of time and money. Fort Collins Utilities and CLEAResult are piloting an innovative new way to overcome these barriers using a streamlined, turn-key home performance model with Utility On-Bill Financing. Efficiency Works Neighborhoods combines the energy assessment, with an in-home report and presentation of three EE upgrade packages, including insulation/air sealing; heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC); and solar photovoltaic (PV). The service refers standardized price work orders to insulation and solar trade allies, and referrals to HVAC allies. Target marketing by neighborhood using propensity modeling is delivering high customer engagement rates. Learn how this program bridges the gap between home performance contracting and the traditional third-party administrator model.
Approved for 0.5 BPI CEUs
Got Data? Fort Collins’s Commercial Remote Audit Pilot Program, Kelley Gonzales, Fort Collins Utilities; Jeff Soplop, ICF International; Jim Zarske, Nexant; Eddie Gorbis, First Fuel
Fort Collins Utilities is exploring the most cost effective way to use “Big Data” and interval metering data to answer the questions: How can this data increase participation across a much smaller portfolio with customers that have smaller energy use? How does data analytics support our accelerated Climate Action Plan (CAP) and Energy Policy (EP) goals? You will learn how this pilot is sampling customers representing all rate classes, and how the team is working together to analyze, recruit, and advise commercial customers on behavioral and capital improvements they can make to reduce their energy and water usage while supporting community CAP and EP goals, and how both Fort Collins Utilities and the participants have access to a web tool that will provide an easy way to plan and track progress.
11:30 – 12:00noon Healthy Homes: Prescriptions for Performance, Mary Pat Aardrup, Fort Collins Utilities with Larry Zarker, Building Performance Institute
From identifying asthma triggers to testing for CO and other health hazards, tremendous opportunity exists to incorporate healthy homes into home performance assessments. Housing and public health programs across the country are calling for preventative home health assessments and interventions, with costs covered by public benefit funds or health insurers. Utilities now have the opportunity to partner with local or state public health programs to capture the non-energy health benefits of home performance upgrades.
Approved for 0.5 BPI CEUs
Power Factor Correction: Efficient Use of Power, Matt Fitzgibbon, Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association
Power factor is poorly understood by most people. Correcting poor power factor can significantly reduce the load on transformers and conductors and allow for facility expansion. This session will define the Power Factor and explain the need for Power Factor Correction, provide Power Factor Solutions and proper application in today’s environments. Expanding the ideas of Efficient Use of Power combining the effects of Power Factor Correction and Demand Response can improve the customer experience by reducing both the load on equipment and the customer’s bill.
12:00 - 12:30pm Panel Session: Smart Thermostats – Ready for DSM Primetime? Moderated by Lee Hamilton, Xcel Energy with: Brad Davids, Nest Labs; Ann Perreault, Honeywell Smart Energy
It’s been a year since Xcel Energy launched two BYOT Smart Thermostat pilots. With over a year in the market, come hear the lessons learned working with multiple partners for selling thermostats on the Xcel Energy online store, sharing data, co-marketing responsibilities, and aggregating DR across multiple devices and manufacturers.
Approved for 0.5 BPI CEUs
Commercial Snapshot Panel, Moderated by Gary Myers and Bryce Brady
Increasing Energy Efficiency through Customer Service focusing on "The Good, The Bad and That Really Didn’t Just Happen, Did It?” moments when working with customers. Experience new ways to interact with your customers and increase the energy efficiency potential of your programs.
  • Surprise Panel
12:30 - 2:00pm Lunch Buffet in Meadows restaurant
Buffet lunch with opportunity to network followed by activity break with small group discussion
2:00 - 5:00pm Afternoon Session Co-Chairs:
Alan Stoinski, Cheyenne Light, Fuel, & Power, and Tracey Hewson, City of Loveland
2:00 - 2:30pm Program Snapshots
Snapshots are intended as brief conversation starters to carry on during networking time.
Quick presentations of innovative program models worth stealing
2:30 - 3:00pm Counting the Ways, How Energy Efficiency Loves Market Transformation
Jackie Ducharme, Xcel Energy with Jane Colby, Cadmus
This presentation will describe market transformation indicators typically seen in upstream energy efficiency programs and will demonstrate how market transformation impacts are quantified for an upstream residential lighting program in Colorado. Using a unique approach that leverages bulb saturation over time, market effects and spillover (program impacts that are typically elusive in evaluation) can be estimated and credited to the program’s savings.
3:00 - 3:30pm Refreshment Break
3:30 - 4:30pm Financing Model Lessons Learned
Panel discussion of program models that address financing challenges
  • Unsecured Financing for Xcel Energy's Residential Customers
    Ann Kirkpatrick, Xcel Energy with Jeremy Epstein, Harcourt Brown & Carey
    Xcel Energy had a goal for 2016 to launch an unsecured residential financing product to meet its customer’s needs and assist in meeting DSM goals. Find out how Xcel went from having no program to serve all of its territory to a territory-wide financing product that achieved residential DSM goals and appeased PUC commitments. Anne and Jeremy will share challenges, lessons learned, and progress to date.
  • From $0 to $1 billion: What Drives HERO PACE Financing?
    Peter Thompson, Pacific Gas and Electric Company with Laura James, Cadmus
    California’s HERO Residential PACE has generated almost $1 billion in projects since 2011. This study tested methods to attribute savings between HERO and utility programs, and evaluated the incremental impact of HERO on rebate participation. The study also assessed the key factors driving HERO’s high volume.
Approved for 1 BPI CEUs
4:30 - 5:00pm Closing Keynote: Future Business Models and Partnering Strategies for Utilities
Ben Bixby, Director of Energy Products, Nest Labs
Ben Bixby steers Nest's new product and global business development with its energy partners. Ben came to Nest in early 2013 when Nest acquired MyEnergy, the venture-backed energy data technology company he founded in 2007 and led as its CEO—and which now powers a number of Nest's energy data capabilities.

How Alphabet's Nest Helps Utilities Cope With Summer Heat Waves
by Katie Fehrenbacher, August 29, 2016, Forbes
Approved for 0.5 BPI CEUs
6:00 - 7:00pm Networking Meet-up at Limelight Hotel (Downtown Aspen)
Bring along your name badge for a hosted bar reception.
Wi-fi sponsored by ERS


Friday, September 30, 2016
7:30 - 9:00am Breakfast Buffet in Meadows Restaurant
Buffet breakfast with opportunity to network
9:00 - 10:00am Trade Ally Roundtable
Facilitated by: Alantha Garrison, Gunnison County Electric Cooperative
Panel:
Bart Laemmel; Marty Treadway, and Tyler Sweeney

Candid discussion with contractors, trade allies, and utility program implementers to share their experiences working with the utility based programs. Short introduction and facilitated discussion that includes:
  • One thing you'd like to utilities to know
  • Program challenges and opportunities: what's working and what's not
10:00 - 12:00pm Coordinating DSM and CEO Energy Efficiency Programs for Maximum Impact
Colorado Energy Office Director and Staff: Christian Williss, Director of Programs and Initiatives; Paul Scharfenberger, Director of Finance and Operations; Michael Turner, Energy Efficiency Programs Manager; Matthew Robinson, Program Engineer
Utilities and the Colorado Energy Office (CEO) have something in common: its customers and clients. DSM programs complement CEO programs for agricultural producers, residential homeowners, and public and private sector commercial building owners and CEO's finance efforts can help increase the effectiveness and scale of CEO and DSM programs alike. Learn about CEO's programs, its plan to increase access to capital for various energy market participants, and explore opportunities to collaborate in program outreach and delivery.
Approved for 2 BPI CEUs
12:00pm Adjourn
Wi-fi sponsored by ERS

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Archived Sponsors from 2016


Platinum Sponsors

Cadmus

Cadmus delivers cross-disciplinary services and solutions that help our clients achieve their goals while also creating social and economic value that improves people's lives. Our team of Energy Services Advisors provides expertise in energy policy, energy efficiency, demand response, renewables and distributed generation, potential studies, resource planning, finance, carbon, and smart grid. To learn more, visit us at: www.cadmusgroup.com.

City of Aspen

The City of Aspen provides reliable and economic electric service to approximately 3,000 residential, commercial, hotel, and condominium service connects within Aspen. The City of Aspen serves its electric utility customers with energy efficiency and distributed renewable energy programs, and advocates for like programs throughout the community. AspenPitkin.com/EnergyEfficiency
CLEAResult

CLEAResult

CLEAResult is the largest provider of energy efficiency programs and services in North America. Through proven strategies tailored to clients’ unique needs and market dynamics, the combined strength of energy experts and technology-enabled service offerings help CLEAResult change the way people use energy for hundreds of utility and business partners. www.clearesult.com

Energy Smart Colorado

Energy Smart Colorado

Energy Smart Colorado is a growing network of member organizations that share the same mission–to make energy improvements simple and affordable. The platform includes a comprehensive field assessment tool, a robust data management system, BPI-certified energy advisors, a network of qualified analysts and contractors, and access to loans and incentives. www.energysmartcolorado.com

Franklin Energy Services, LLC

Franklin Energy Services, LLC

With over two decades in the industry, Franklin Energy designs and implements energy efficiency programs for clients nationwide and into Canada. The firm pinpoints goal-focused solutions for its clients and their customers across residential, multifamily, small business and commercial/industrial markets. Franklin Energy recently acquired Resource Action Programs, a designer and implementer of education based programs and kits. www.franklinenergy.com
Holy Cross Energy Cooperative

Holy Cross Energy

Holy Cross Energy, formed in 1939, is a not-for-profit, member-owned electric cooperative utility providing electricity, energy products and services to more than 55,000 consumers in the Western Colorado Counties of Eagle, Pitkin, Garfield, Mesa and Gunnison. www.holycross.com

Platte River Power Authority

Platte River Power Authority generates and delivers reliable, low-cost and environmentally responsible electricity to its owner communities of Estes Park, Fort Collins, Longmont, and Loveland, Colorado, where it is distributed by each municipal utility to residents and businesses. www.prpa.org

Fort Collins Utilities is a municipally owned, multi-service provider of water, wastewater, electric and storm water services to the City of Fort Collins. We recognize the economic, social and environmental impacts of our operation and are committed to minimizing our negative impacts and enhancing our positive impacts on the community and environment.

The City of Longmont Power & Communications department is a community-owned, non-profit electric and telecommunications utility that builds, maintains and operates the electric distribution system for about 36,000 customers.

Loveland Water and Power Loveland Water and Power's mission is to add value serving the community's utility needs for today and tomorrow by providing quality customer service, providing reliable service, planning for the future, being environmentally sensitive, offering safe and secure utilities at competitive rates and being fiscally responsible.


Gold Sponsors

Building Performance Institute

BPI is the nation's premier building performance credentialing, quality assurance and standards setting organization. BPI develops technical standards using an open, transparent, consensus-based process built on sound building science. From these standards, we develop professional certifications for individuals, company-wide credentials for BPI GoldStar Contractors, home energy rating systems and quality assurance services that help raise the bar in home performance contracting. BPI is approved by the American National Standards Institute, Inc. (ANSI) as an accredited developer of American National Standards and as a certifying body for personnel credentials. www.bpihomeowner.org
Colorado Energy Office

Colorado Energy Office

The Colorado Energy Office's mission is to improve the effective use of all of Colorado's energy resources and the efficient consumption of energy in all economic sectors that benefit the economic and environmental health of the state. www.colorado.gov/energy

embertec

Embertec USA

Embertec USA's main focus is developing intelligent, power-saving plug load management devices utilizing a unique microprocessor controlled chip and supporting platform technology. This technology reduces all forms of power wastage, including standby power usage – electricity that is used by appliances while they are turned off – and active wastage from devices left on but not being used. www.embertec.com
Energy Outreach Colorado

Energy Outreach Colorado

Energy Outreach Colorado is the only non-profit in the state that raises funds to help limited-income Coloradans afford home energy and remain warm and safe in their homes. EOC provide heating bill assistance, emergency home furnace repair and grants to improve the energy efficiency of non-profit and affordable housing facilities. www.energyoutreach.org

ERS

ERS is a progressive energy consulting firm with an established reputation for solid and innovative project development and energy assessment work in the area of commercial and industrial energy efficiency. Since 1995, we have been providing services in energy program design, implementation, evaluation, and rebate management as well as custom energy audits and sustainable building development. Our thoughtful and inventive energy solutions help more than fifty different utility, business, and industry clients improve efficiency, minimize environmental impacts, and maximize economic competitiveness. ERS’s 70+ member staff includes professional engineers, certified energy managers, and LEED-accredited professionals that serve clients from our offices in Massachusetts, Oregon, Maine, New York, Texas, and California.
Evluma

Evluma

Evluma manufactures reliable, energy-efficient LED lighting. Evluma's award-winning LED AreaMaxTM luminaire is "The Light of the Country" and the utility standard for street and area lighting. With 20kVA surge protection and Photocontrol FailsafeTM the AreaMax is truly maintenance free. www.evluma.com

TrickleStar

TrickleStar

TrickleStar. We manufacture a wide range of advanced power strips and energy monitoring devices suitable for residential and commercial plug-load energy efficiency applications. Over 1.5 million units of our Tier 1 advanced power strips have been deployed through U.S. utility programs as a proven measure to manage standby or “vampire” power waste. Our Tier 2 advanced power strips also manage active power use through a combination of infrared remote signal sensing and motion detection to accurately determine user engagement with their TV and entertainment system. The best way to save energy is to stop wasting it! www.tricklestar.com

WeatherBug Home

WeatherBug Home

WeatherBug Home® is leading the way with a complete Intelligent Demand Side Management (ISDM) service that combines real-time weather data with patented methods and systems to deliver load reduction by optimizing connected thermostat set-points before, during and after an event is called. Home-specific thermodynamic models enable superior Demand Response delivering 1.76 kW per home and aggregation of over 37MW of residential HVAC load in Texas (summer of 2015). Energy Efficiency program performance delivers 8-11% HVAC savings on top of connected tstat savings. The WeatherBug Home ScoreCard influences informed behavioral changes by providing easy-to-understand usage information, and energy-use forecasts along with suggested improvements — deliverable to more than 10 million WeatherBug mobile app users. www.weatherbughome.com

Western Area Power Administration

Western Area Power Administration program is committed to improving energy efficiency through collaboration, training and effective planning. We offer our customers powerful tools to turn efficiency and conservation into energy resources. From workshops to websites to equipment loans, all are designed to build and strengthen utility energy management strategies. www.wapa.gov
Xcel Energy

Xcel Energy

Xcel Energy is a leading combination electricity and natural gas energy company and offers a comprehensive portfolio of energy-related products and services to 3.3 million electricity customers and 1.8 million natural gas customers. Xcel Energy operates Windsource®, the Nation's largest voluntary wind energy program in terms of customers. www.xcelenergy.com

Silver Sponsors

AM Conservation Group, Inc.

AM Conservation Group, Inc. is a leading provider of products and services to utilities and municipalities. AM Conservation Group has supplied some of the largest and most successful conservation programs in U.S. history with utility companies, government agencies, and municipalities.
A-TEC Energy

A-TEC Energy

A-TEC Energy is a company focused solely on fulfilling energy efficiency and demand side management programs for electric and natural gas utilities. A-TEC provides but is not limited to the following services: Administration, Incentive processing, Fulfillment, Audits, Verifications, Residential Load Management and Trade Ally support. www.a-tec.com
Colorado Association of Municipal Utilities

Colorado Association of Municipal Utilities

The Colorado Association of Municipal Utilities provides legislative, legal and technical support to Colorado's municipally-owned electric utilities. www.coloradopublicpower.org
Colo Rural Electric Assn

Colorado Rural Electric Association

Colorado Rural Electric Association is the statewide trade association representing Colorado's electric cooperatives. CREA's membership is composed of all 22 of the state's electric distribution cooperative associations and one generation and transmission cooperative. www.crea.coop

Honeywell Smart Energy

Honeywell Smart Energy

Honeywell Smart Energy, a global leader in intelligent grid solutions and connected technologies, enables utilities and distribution companies to deploy advanced capabilities that transform operations, reliability and environmental sustainability; while providing solutions that engage customers in more meaningful ways. HoneywellSmartEnergy.com
Nexant

Nexant

Nexant is a globally recognized software, consulting and services leader that provides innovative solutions to utilities, energy enterprises, chemical companies and government entities worldwide. Founded in 2000 and headquartered in San Francisco, Nexant and its 650+ employees work from global offices providing deep technical expertise and regional knowledge to improve customer engagement, boost operational efficiency, reduce costs and achieve superior business results. www.nexant.com


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  1. Nexant

  2. TrickleStar

  3. Western Area Power Administration

  4. AM Conservation Group, Inc.
  5. Embertec

  6. Evluma

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