This North American regional PEPDEE workshop on April 18-19 2012 was held in co-operation with US Department of Energy (DOE), hosted by the American Gas Association, and co-sponsored by the American Public Power Association, Edison Foundation/Institute for Electric Efficiency, National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners, and the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association. The workshop included presentations by energy providers, energy regulators, consumer advocates, the energy efficiency industry, and governments, as well as the IEA and RAP.

This was one of several regional policy dialogues to be held as part of the PEPDEE effort. Other policy dialogues, hosted by governments and co-sponsored by regulators and energy provider associations, are being held in Australia, China, and the European Union.

More information about the PEPDEE initiative can be found here.

Workshop Agenda

List of Participants

Workshop Report

Opening Speech—Ambassador Richard H. Jones, Deputy Executive Director, IEA

Session 1: International developments in energy efficiency policies for energy providers

20 Years of energy provider-delivered energy efficiency in Europe—Eoin Lees, Advisor, Regulatory Assistance Project (RAP)

Australia’s experience with energy provider obligations—Margaret Sniffin, Executive manager, Greenhouse Gas Reduction/Energy Saving Scheme of New South Wales

Northern energy efficiency: results from Canada’s energy utilities—Francis Bradley, Vice President for Policy Development, Canadian Electricity Association

IDB’s Support to the Mexican Energy Efficiency Programme— Laura Rojas Sanchez, Energy Analyst, Inter-American Development Bank

Session 2: Notable developments in North American energy efficiency-energy provider policies and programmes

Partnering with trade allies to deliver energy efficiency—Ruth C. Kiselewich, DSM Program Director, Baltimore Gas and Electric

Gaining synergies through energy provider participation in implementing codes and standards—Gene Rodrigues, Director of Energy Efficiency, Southern California Edison

Energy provider-government partnerships: Progress through the SEE-Action Network—Commissioner Phyllis Reha, Minnesota

Simplifying how we count EE- How to save on M&V and accommodate scaled-up EE programme delivery—Steve Schiller, Principal, Schiller Associates

Session 3: Stakeholder Panel Discussion

Timothy Mellon, Director of Energy Efficiency, Commonwealth Edison

Steve Bateson, Director of Energy Efficiency, Questar Gas

Greg White, Commissioner, Michigan Public Service Commission

Paula Carmody, Maryland People’s Counsel

Steven Cowell, Chairman and CEO, Conservation Services Group

Kit Kennedy, Air and Energy Program Counsel, NRDC

Session 4: Making the case for energy efficiency- progress in valuing and communicating the benefits of energy efficiency

Realizing the reliability and resource adequacy benefits of energy efficiency in power planning—Tom Eckman, Manager, Conservation Resources, Northwest Power Planning Council

Network deferral benefits of energy efficiency— Rebecca Craft, Director of Energy Efficiency, Con Edison

Estimating the wholesale market price benefits of energy efficiency— Doug Hurley, Senior Associate, Synapse Energy Economics

Valuing the risk mitigation benefits of energy efficiency- the CERES project—Rich Sedano, US Programs Director, Regulatory Assistance Project (RAP)

Session 5: Group Break-out Sessions

Break-out session A: Legislate or regulate?

Mark Brieslow, Director, Electric Power Division, Department of Public Utilities Common Wealth of Massachusetts

Michael Sciortino, Program Analyst, ACEEE

Walter Auburn, Director of Energy Efficiency, Maryland Energy Administration

Break-out session B: Energy Provider Involvement in Mobilizing Dee Building Renovations

Mark Zimring, Senior Research Associate, LBNL

Peter Krajsa, CEO, AFC First Financial Corporation

Michale Couick, CEO, Electric Cooperatives of South Carolina

Break-out Session C: Incorporating equity and social considerations into energy provider-delivered EE programs and policies

Tyson Slocum, Director, Public Citizen Energy Program

Jack Laverty, DSM Manager, Columbia Gas

Meg Power, Economic Opportunity Studies, Inc.

Break-out Session D: Seeking middle ground on institutional arrangement for delivering EE—outlook for hybrid approaches

Dan York, Utilities Program Director, ACEEE

Sue Coakley, Executive Director, NE Energy Efficiency Partnership

Margie Harris, Executive Director, Energy Trust of Oregon

Break-out Session E: Broadening and deepening appliance efficiency standards through involvement of energy providers

Tom Catania, Executive in Residence, Ross School of Business

Anand Gopal, Senior Scientist, Lawrence Berkeley Lab

Joanna Mauer, Technical Advocacy Coordinator, Appliance Standards Awareness Project

Session 6: Group break-out session results

Group A Report: Steve Nadel, Executive Director, ACEEE

Group B Report: Graham Pugh, Office of International Climate Change Policy and Technology, US DOE

Group C Report: Miles Keogh, Director of Grants and Research, NARUC

Group D Report: Ursula Schryver, VP of Education and Customer Programs, APPA

Group E Report: Christine Salembier, COO, Regulatory Assistance Project (RAP)

Session 7: Closing plenary—the future of energy efficiency policies for energy providers. Moderator: Amit Bando, Executive Director, International Partnership for Energy Efficiency Cooperation

Using regulations and markets to broaden and deepen the savings delivered by energy providers—Cheryl Roberto, Commissioner, Ohio PUC

The future role of energy provider-delivered energy efficiency in national energy policy—Annamaria Garcia, Program Manager, Office of Weatherization and Intergovernmental Programs, US DOE

The National Energy Savings Initiative- a potential way forward for Australia—Chris Golding, Energy Efficiency Policy Advisor, Australian Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency

Harmonious delivery of energy and energy efficiency emerging business models for providers—Steven Malnight, Vice President, Customer Energy Solutions, Pacific Gas and Electric

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