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Join a Breakfast Roundtable at Efficiency Exchange 2019

Created 4/12/2019 by Carol Lindstrom
Updated 4/23/2019 by Veronica Marzilli
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If you like a side of conversation with your breakfast, then joining a breakfast roundtable at EFX19 might be just what you need. From showerheads and weatherization, to the 2021 Power Plan and the utility role in the EV market, you’ll be sure to enjoy a lively conversation. Beginning at 7:30 a.m. on May 15, we’ll host informal discussions where attendees can gather over breakfast in small groups to discuss specific energy-efficiency topics.

As an attendee, you’ll have the opportunity to select an energy-efficiency topic that interests you, then explore solutions with your Efficiency Exchange colleagues.

This year’s topics include:

  • Showerhead and Aerator Savings
    The future of showerhead and aerator savings in utility residential energy-efficiency programs. Hosts: Amy Jackson and Bretnie Eschenbach, Cadeo
  • BPA Residential Weatherization
    Discussion and updates on BPA Residential Weatherization programs. Host: Jess Kincaid, BPA
  • DR and DER
    A discussion of Demand Response (DR) and Distributed Energy Resources (DER), including batteries, and what they could do for your utility. Host: BPA
  • Demand Side Loads and T&D Deferrals
    Extend the life of electrical transmission and distribution (T&D) equipment with demand-side load management. Host: BPA
  • 2021 Power Plan
    An early conversation and discussion about the next Power Plan. Host: Charlie Grist, Northwest Power and Conservation Council
  • Gas Heat Pump Technologies
    Join us as we discuss recent advancement in gas heat pump technology, the innovative base technologies that are showing outstanding performance, and future applications. Host: Mark Rehley, NEEA
  • Role of Natural Gas in Decarbonization
    Policy-makers, regulators, and utilities across the country are grappling with finding the fastest and least expensive ways to decarbonize our energy use. Come for a discussion of the role of natural gas efficiency in a transitioning energy economy. Host: Becky Walker, NEEA
  • The Utility Role in the EV Market
    What role should utilities have as transportation moves towards electrification: wait and see, hope for the best or lead the way? Host: Thor Hinckley, Forth
  • EV Dialogue
    What are utility workers hearing about electric vehicles from their colleagues, their boards and their ratepayers? Host: Jon Jantz, Forth
  • Strategic Energy Management (SEM)
    Join fellow SEM professionals as we discuss challenges and share the opportunities in accelerating the adoption of SEM in the Northwest. Hosts: Debbie Driscoll, NEEA and Todd Amundson, BPA

About Efficiency Exchange: Efficiency Exchange is the premier networking and learning conference for energy efficiency professionals from across the Northwest. Attendees from public and private utilities, consulting and research firms, government and nonprofit organizations will come together to learn and connect to help the region more effectively achieve its energy efficiency goals.

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