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Posted by Mark Rehley | 3/22/2017
Spring Joint CREPC-WIRAB Meeting
Posted by Veronica Marzilli | 3/14/2017
The Committee on Regional Electric Power Cooperation (CREPC) and Western Interconnection Regional Advisory Body (WIRAB) will host a joint meeting in Boise, Idaho to discuss energy storage, capacity planning, and integration of variable energy resources as well as the Idaho-WIEB Multi-state Energy Planning Road Map.
Big Changes for Residential Lighting Programs are Happening Now
Posted by Phillip Kelsven | 3/23/2017
Movin’ On Up(stream): Utility Water Heater Programs
Posted by Jenny Zhao | 3/21/2017
Electric water heaters represent a significant untapped energy savings opportunity for utility retail programs. Driving higher market penetration of efficient water heaters is particularly important as other sources of savings in the residential sector sunset. However, consumers virtually never proactively seek an energy-efficient water heater. Roughly 90 percent of water heater purchases are related to external circumstances (e.g., emergency replacement, remodeling, new home), and 72 percent of consumers shop at just one store before making a purchase.
Since most residential customers are not actively searching for high-efficiency water heaters, they are not prepared to buy one when it fails. Those that do purchase incentive-eligible equipment often have high rebate breakage rates, forgoing the extra steps of submitting rebate forms after their equipment is installed.
With low market penetration and underperforming water heater rebates, how can utilities convert these panicked product buying cycles into long-lasting program savings that improve customer satisfaction?
Efficiency Exchange 2017 will be held at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, Oregon on May 9-10, 2017.
Efficiency Exchange is the premier networking and learning conference for energy efficiency professionals from across the Pacific Northwest. Attendees from public and private electric utilities, consulting and research firms, government and non-profit organizations will come together to learn and connect to help the region more effectively achieve its energy savings goals.
General questions: Contact Carol Lindstrom
Registration questions: Contact Maggie Baggan
Register now >
PSE Notice of Intent to Distribute RFP & RFI for 2018-19 Program Years
Posted by JoEllen Fajardo | 3/17/2017
Puget Sound Energy (PSE) is publishing this letter to inform you of our upcoming Request for Proposals and Request for Information for the 2018-2019 program years. Further details regarding this and contact information can be found in the attached file.
NEEA Ductless Heat Pump Workgroup
This is a private community to share NEEA’s Ductless Heat Pump Initiative Workgroup notes, presentations and materials which may include sensitive market intelligence.
The Ductless Heat Pump initiative works to accelerate the adoption of inverter-driven ductless heat pumps (DHPs) in electrically heated homes by building product distribution channels, market capacity and consumer demand for DHPs.
Simple Steps Program Managers Monthly Meeting
3/28/2017 10:00AM - 11:00AM|
Please contact Dave Murphy, BPA Program Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org for meeting information.
E3T Showcase: Pay for Performance
3/28/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM|
Please join the Washington State University Energy Program on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 from 12:00 to 1:00 PM Pacific Time for “Pay for Performance”. This no-cost webinar is part of Bonneville Power Administration’s Emerging Technologies Showcase series.
Click here to register.
Pay for Performance (P4P) programs track and reward energy savings as they occur, usually by examining data from a building’s energy meters – as opposed to the more common approach of estimating savings in advance of installation and offering upfront rebates or incentives in a lump-sum payment. The P4P approach has the potential to measure savings more accurately, increase energy savings, and stimulate innovation in efficiency programs, yet there are some key limitations. Presentations include an overview of the P4P approach, a quick look at programs across the country, and finally a deeper exploration of a commercial P4P project in Portland, Oregon.
A question and answer session follows the presentation.
Sponsored by the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA), these webinars bring you the latest information about emerging technologies, practices, and tools that BPA is considering for future research opportunities or focus areas.
For more information contact info@E3TNW.org.
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