EPA Webinar: Planning and Budgeting for Evaluation of EE Programs

Planning and Budgeting for the Evaluation of Energy Efficiency Programs
Date: Monday, May 23, 2016
Time: 2:00 PM – 3:15 PM (EDT)
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Please join the U.S. Department of Energy and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in collaboration with EPA for the first in a new series of webinars designed to support states considering and implementing evaluation, measurement and verification (EM&V) activities to document energy savings and other impacts of energy efficiency programs. In this webinar our panel of experts will discuss how states are establishing infrastructures, plans and budgets for their evaluations of efficiency programs funded by utility customers (ratepayers). State representatives who have developed EM&V strategies will share their experiences and lessons learned.
Topics covered:
1. EM&V Planning Basics and Frameworks – Steven Schiller, Senior Advisor, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
2. State Examples of Planning Processes and Lessons Learned
  • Jennifer Meissner, Program Manager for Evaluation, New York State Energy Research and Development Authority
  • Katie Rich, Director, Infrastructure Policy & Homeland Security Coordinator, Public Utility Commission of Texas
  • Fred Gordon, Director of Planning and Evaluation, Energy Trust of Oregon
3. Questions and Answers With Panel Members

Who should participate?

This webinar series is intended primarily for staff from public utility commissions, state energy offices, state environment departments, and non-profit organizations and offers an opportunity to engage with others in similar roles. The webinars will be of particular value for state officials starting or expanding their EM&V methods for a wide range of efficiency activities including utility customer-funded programs, building energy codes, appliance and equipment standards, energy savings performance contracting, and efficiency programs that support pollution reduction goals or regulations. Evaluation consultants, utilities, consumer organizations and other stakeholders also are welcome to participate.
What topics are covered in this webinar series?
EM&V documents energy and demand savings as well as environmental benefits and market effects to determine performance of efficiency activities with respect to defined goals. EM&V can also be used to evaluate processes to improve implementation of efficiency programs. In this and future webinars we will provide an overview of the who, what, when, where, why and how of EM&V used to document energy savings and other impacts of efficiency programs.
Information on the webinar series, webinar slides and recordings, and additional EM&V resources are available here.
For more information or questions about this webinar series, please email.

EPA State and Local Climate and Energy Program logoState and local officials interested in additional information about developing and implementing cost-effective climate and energy strategies that help further environmental goals and achieve public health and economic benefits may visit EPA’s State and Local Climate and Energy Program site.

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