The Efficiency Council’s Professional Education Symposium:
Building Blocks to Integrate Efficiency and Demand Response
into California’s Distributed Energy Future
We are busy planning the next Spring Symposium on April 25, 2017, click here to learn more!
Efficiency Council and guest speakers got together on May 3, 2015 for a one-day professional education symposium to stay current in the energy efficiency and demand response fields as these resources evolve to meet California’s grid needs. The event was designed to build a deeper understanding of how efficiency and demand response will fit into California’s emerging distributed energy future. It was also a perfect refresher / training resource for staff, an excellent opportunity to catch up on this rapidly changing field.
2016 Session Topics Included:
- California’s Changing Transmission and Distribution Grid: How Do Efficiency and Demand Response Fit?
- Demand Response is Paving the Way for Integrating Distributed Energy Resources into CA ISO’s World: How Will It Work?
- The Intrepid Customer: How the New Demand Response Approach is working for California State University
- Policy Puzzle Pieces Impacting Demand Response and Efficiency Businesses
- Point of View of Utilities on the Role of Efficiency and Demand Response in their Future Plans
- For Energy Efficiency, it’s all about Measurement, Measurement, Measurement
- Carmen Best, CPUC
- Jennifer Chamberlin, Director of Regulatory Affairs – Integrated Demand Resources, Johnson Controls
- Elizabeth Dorman, CPUC
- Rachel Huang, Director, Distributed Energy Strategy, SMUD
- Aaron Klemm, Chief, Energy and Sustainability, California State University, Chancellor’s Office
- Steve Kromer, Energy Engineer
- Mark Martinez, Southern California Edison
- Caroline McAndrews, Director, Preferred Resources Pilot, Southern California Edison
- Rachel McMahon, Senior Regulatory Analyst, Demand Response Team, CPUC Energy Division
- Jill Powers, Smart Grid Solutions Manager, California Independent System Operator (CAISO)
- Ethan A. Rogers, Program Director, Industry, American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy
- Kellie Smith, Policy Director, Efficiency Council
The event is intended to be a professional education symposium and will provide a foundation for the Efficiency Council Fall Conference. 150 attendees are expected, including:
- Mid-career and executive professionals looking for an update in the changing Energy Efficiency, Demand Response and Distributed Energy Resources field.
- Program administrator employees looking for fundamentals on this topic to further expand their careers.
- Utility, Managers and Program leads
- Community Choice Aggregators and Regional Energy Networks
- Energy Agency Directors and Staff
- Energy Efficiency and Demand Response Stakeholders
- Employees of companies that design, deliver and evaluate efficiency and demand response activities
- Energy service companies
- Workforce training entities
- Anyone interested in EE and DR in California!
The symposium was held May 3, 2016 at the David Brower Center, 2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA. Lunch will be provided. A networking social with appetizers and drinks will follow the sessions.
Because the Spring Symposium was such a success, we will be hosting it every Spring, stay tuned for 2017 details!
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About the Efficiency Council:
The Efficiency Council is a statewide trade association of non-utility companies that provide efficiency and demand response products and services in California. Our member businesses include implementation and evaluation experts, engineering and architecture firms, contractors, financing experts, energy service companies, workforce training entities, and manufacturers of energy efficiency products and equipment. Our mission is to support energy efficiency and demand response policies and programs for all Californians to create sustainable jobs, long-term economic vitality, stable and reasonably priced energy systems, and environmental improvements.