2nd Wyoming Utility Efficiency Exchange

Presented March 5-6, 2009 in Casper, Wyoming

Archived Agenda from 2009

Thursday, March 5, 2009

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Optional pre-conference workshop:
Wyoming Energy Conservation Improvement Program (WYECIP) Overview
Tom Fuller, Wyoming Business Council
WYECIP is a simple, quick way for facility owners to implement and finance energy conservation measures. WYECIP facilitates performance contracting, which a method of funding energy conservation measures through guaranteed energy is saving. Find out how Performance Contracting works, meet some of the approved Energy Service Company, and learn how you can use WYECIP to complement utility conservation programs and DSM to achieve implementation goals.

11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Registration

12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m. Opening Luncheon Buffet with round table discussions

1:00 - 1:15 p.m. Welcoming Remarks

  • Tiger Adolf, Wyoming Energy Council
  • Tom Fuller, Wyoming Business Council

Session: Perspective from Utilities and Government

  • Chair: Tiger Adolf, Wyoming Energy Council

1:15 - 1:45 p.m. Opening Keynote Presentation: Renewable Electricity, Future Technology Challenges
During the past 25 years at NREL, Bob Noun has shaped the way renewable energy and energy efficient technologies are seen and understood by the public, elected officials and other stakeholders. With a realistic and technically sound vision of the potential of renewable energy, Bob has built strategic national and international relationships key to NREL's success.

  • Robert J. Noun, Executive Director, Communications & External Affairs, U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory

1:45 - 2:45 p.m. New Administration Outlook: Potential and Challenges
What sort of program changes can you expect related to utilities, energy efficiency, and Demand Side Management from the new national administration? Gain insight into the integration of federal and state initiatives to promote energy efficiency, renewable energy and "smart grid/meter"

2:45 - 3:00 p.m. Refreshment break

3:00 - 3:45 p.m. Energy Efficiency Program Snapshots: Wyoming
Highlights of regional utility activities related to residential energy efficiency activities being offered now and program planning underway for implementation in 2009.

  • Rob Morris, Cheyenne Light, Fuel & Power
  • Russell Kirlin, Questar Gas Company
  • Paul Smith, SourceGas
  • Sheldon Albertson, Niobrara Electric Association

3:45 - 4:30 p.m. Energy Efficiency Program Snapshots: Neighboring States
Highlights of regional utility activities related to residential energy efficiency activities being offered now and program planning underway for implementation in 2009.

4:30 - 5:00 p.m. Efficiency Program Roundtable Discussion
Discussion of program design innovations presented in the snapshot panels, including commercial and residential plans from around the country that are designed to meet the energy efficiency needs of customers as an integrated effort in utility program portfolios, rather than as siloed, stand-alone program efforts. What are the commonalities? What do stakeholders want? What are the benefits and drawbacks of each potential program/suggestion?

  • Moderator: Ron Horstman, Western Area Power Administration

5:00 - 6:30 pm Networking Reception in hotel lounge

Friday, August 15, 2009

7:30 a.m. -8:30 a.m. Breakfast Buffet served with roundtable discussions in hotel restaurant

Session: Perspective from Trade Allies and Contractors

  • Chair: Tom Fuller, Wyoming Business Council

8:30 - 10:00 a.m. Emerging Technology Showcase
Overview of technologies and strategies available to help design and implement aggressive energy efficiency program goals.

10:00 - 10:30 a.m. Refreshment break

10:30 - 11:00 a.m. Building a Contractor Network
Discover what goes into establishing and maintaining a network of contractors to refer to home and business owners for energy efficiency renewable energy improvements

  • Bruce Matulich, Electric & Gas Industries Association
  • Tiger Adolf, Wyoming Energy Council

11:00 - 11:30 a.m. Late-Breaking News
Update from the Governor's Office regarding the Weatherization Program ramp-up and other stimulus package impacts

  • Jacqueline Petroski, Consultant, Wyoming Department of Family Services

11:30 a.m. - 12 noon Closing Remarks

  • Tom Fuller, Wyoming Business Council
  • Tiger Adolf, Wyoming Energy Council

12 noon Adjourn

12 noon - 1:00 p.m. Lunch buffet served with Roundtable discussions

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Archived Sponsors from 2009


Wyoming Home Performance AllianceWyoming Home Performance Alliance is a voluntary initiative that allows Wyoming-based energy utilities and developers, government, education, and private-sector organizations to publicly demonstrate their commitment to encouraging Wyoming residents to take control of rising residential utility costs by using a comprehensive "whole-house" approach to make energy-related improvements. The WHP Alliance provides a forum for energy utilities and other organizations to enhance and expand WHP program offerings statewide as attention focuses on the most expensive-ever home heating season starting this fall. Founding WHP Alliance Partners include Black Hills Power and subsidiary Cheyenne Light, Fuel, & Power; SourceGas, and Wyoming Rural Electric Association (WREA). www.wyominghomeperformance.com

Green-Level Sponsor

UtilityExchange.orgUtilityExchange.org plans and produces activities where utilities and allied organizations learn and network regarding energy efficiency, demand response, renewable energy, customer service, marketing/sales, and enhanced business operations. Activities include: Utility Exchange statewide events, Web Exchange online training, Home Energy Makeover contests and workshops, and Home Performance related workshops and consulting. Ed Thomas is Director of the UtilityExchange.org. Ed is perhaps best known as an engaging presenter and innovative program designer. www.utilityexchange.org and www.homeenergymakeover.org

Gold-Level Sponsors

Electric & Gas Industries Association is a 75-year-old, non-profit organization dedicated to advancing energy efficiency and renewable energy solutions through the home improvement, appliance retailer and renewable energy industries. EGIA is the back-office provider of the Wyoming GEOSmart financing program that offers loans as low as 9.9% for qualified home performance improvements by a certified Wyoming Home Performance contractor. www.egia.org/WyomingHP

Rocky Mountain PowerRocky Mountain Power is a subsidiary of PacifiCorp, one of the lowest-cost electricity producers in the United States, providing more than 1.6 million customers with reliable, efficient energy. www.rockymtnpower.net

Source Gas LogoSourceGas is a natural gas local distribution utility headquartered in Lakewood, Colorado, with operations in Arkansas, Colorado, Nebraska, Wyoming and Hermosillo, Mexico. SourceGas serves nearly 420,000 customers and operates 17,700 miles of distribution, gathering and transmission pipeline, as well as storage facilities. SourceGas and its subsidiaries also provide gas transportation, in-home HVAC and appliance service and sales, as well as gas commodity sales services to its natural gas customers. www.sourcegas.com

Tri-State LogoTri-State Generation and Transmission Association is a wholesale electric power supplier owned by the 44 electric cooperatives it serves. Tri-State generates and transports electricity to its member systems throughout a 250,000 square-mile territory across Colorado, Nebraska, New Mexico and Wyoming. www.tristategt.org

Bronze-Level Sponsors

Apogee LogoApogee Interactive, Inc. is the leading provider of self-service Web applications that drive sustainable behavioral change among utility consumers. Superior analytics coupled with engaging Web presentation provide actionable steps for customers, encourage greater participation in utility programs and generate automated reports for tracking results. From online to onsite energy audits and analyzers to fully integrated billing analysis and metering applications, Apogee’s online solutions deliver impeccable energy analysis and engaging customer experiences. www.apogee.net

Black Hills EnergyBlack Hills Energy is the non-regulated wholesale energy business group of Black Hills Corporation, a New York Stock Exchange Company trading under the symbol BKH. Black Hills Energy generates power, mines coal, produces natural gas and crude oil, and markets energy. Operations are located primarily in the West. www.blackhillsenergy.com

Cheyenne Light Fuel & PowerCheyenne Light, Fuel & Power Company, a subsidiary of Black Hills Corporation, is primarily engaged in the purchase, transmission, distribution and sale of electricity and natural gas. We service approximately 80,000 residents in more than 1,200 square miles of certificated territory in southeast Wyoming including the city of Cheyenne and the towns of Pine Bluff, Burns and Carpenter. www.cheyennelight.com

Climate MasterClimate Master is the leading manufacturer of water source heat pumps and geothermal heat pumps for commercial, industrial and residential applications, which are considered to be the most energy efficient and environmentally friendly type of air conditioning and heating products available on the market today. Climate Master GeoThermal Heat Pumps has been and remains the best total space conditioning alternative using a renewable energy resource for good demand side management.

ConvectairConvectair's creation in 1983 stems from a large Canadian public utility’s search for innovative residential heating solutions combined with the experience and knowhow of a leading European group. For over 20 years, Convectair has been dedicated to providing more energy efficient solutions to homeowners in North America. Its products include reliable electronic controls, proprietary heating elements and advanced cabinet design. This expertise is helping over 100 co-ops better respond to their members’ needs while improving their load profile. www.convectair.com

Western Area Power AdminWestern Area Power Administration markets and transmits more than 10,000 megawatts of power from hydroelectric power plants owned and operated by the Bureau of Reclamation and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in 15 western and central states. www.wapa.gov

Wyoming BusinessWyoming Energy Conservation Improvement Program (WYECIP) is a simple, quick way for facility owners to implement and finance energy conservation measures. WYECIP facilitates performance contracting, which is a method of funding energy conservation measures through guaranteed energy savings. WYECIP is a simple, quick way for facility owners to implement and finance energy conservation measures. WYECIP facilitates performance contracting, which is a method of funding energy conservation measures through guaranteed energy savings. www.wyomingbusiness.org

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