This conference was held on September 28, 2016.
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The Efficiency Council’s Annual Fall Conference is on September 28, 2016 and the theme is The Future is Now: Celebrating California’s Leadership in Efficiency and Demand Response. It will be a timely, dynamic, and interactive event designed to help shape the future of energy efficiency and demand response in California.
The full day conference will engage leaders from utilities, regulatory and environmental agencies as well as California legislative officials to discuss opportunities and drivers for significantly growing demand-side efficiency activity in the state. This year we’ve added an educational training course (sold separately) and an opening reception on Tuesday, September 27 with opening remarks from State Senate Candidate and former Assembly Member Nancy Skinner, followed by the Energy Champion Awards (included in price of conference).
Take advantage of this great networking opportunity to connect with industry thought leaders on these compelling and timely agenda topics:
Morning Keynote: California’s Distributed Clean Energy Aims – Building Blocks for Market Solutions
Jeanne Clinton, Special Advisor to the Governor for Energy Efficiency, Calif. Public Utilities Commission
Aligning Energy Efficiency and Demand Response to Work as a Grid Resource
Moderator: Josh Bode, Vice President, Strategy and Planning, Nexant, Inc.
Richard Aslin, Principal Program Manager, Customer Energy Solutions, PG&E
Rich Barone, Manager, Demand Response, Hawaiian Electric
Dogan Yiginer, Manager, Targeted Demand Management, Consolidated Edison Company of New York
Paying the Way Forward: How Financing Solutions are Getting Deals Done
Moderator: Bob Hinkle, President & CEO, Metrus Energy, Inc.
Brad Copithorne, Senior Vice President of Commercial PACE Programs, Renew Financial
Bruce Schlein, Director, Corporate Strategy, Citibank
Miriam Wrobel, Principal, Miriam Wrobel Consulting
The Customer Experience: How Could the Role of Utilities Change Vis-à-Vis the Customer as the Future Brings More Distributed, Behind the Meter Technologies, and Energy Efficiency and Demand Response?
Moderator: Greg Wikler, Director, Navigant
Michael Backstrom, Director, Customer Experience, Southern California Edison
Sabrina Butler, San Diego Gas & Electric
Al Gaspari, Manager, Residential and Transaction Services Programs, PG&E
California’s Large Energy Consumers: Do Energy Efficiency and Demand Response Matter to Them? What Could Improve Their Experience and Therefore Their Participation?
Moderator: Nick Brod, Senior Director, CLEAResult
Sam Chant, Director of Energy Engineering, Olam Spices & Vegetable Ingredients
Tom Boyer, Director of Engineering, Irvine Company
The Innovation Nexus Happening between Programs and EM&V
Moderator: Shahana Samiullah, Ph.D., Manager, Measurement and Evaluation, Southern California Edison
Brian Arthur Smith, Principal Strategic Analyst, Strategic Research and Evaluation, PG&E
David Jump, Ph.D, P.E., Project Manager, kW Engineering
Megan Campbell, Vice President, Opinion Dynamics Corporation
Afternoon Keynote: The Joint Proposal to Retire and Replace Diablo Canyon
Ralph Cavanagh, Co-Director, Energy Program, NRDC
Art Rosenfeld Lifetime Achievement Award
Presented to Steve Schiller, Principal, Schiller Consulting, Inc.
For an enduring commitment to furthering the growth of the energy efficiency and demand response industry in California.
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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.
Our website is www.efficiencycouncil.org