Midwest Industrial Energy Efficiency Summit: Scoring Savings with Effective Program Design (2014)

The Midwest Industrial Energy Efficiency Summit: Scoring Savings with Effective Program Design was held on January 14, 2014, preceding the 2014 Midwest Energy Solutions Conference.  The Summit provided information on the very best-in-class ratepayer funded industrial energy efficiency programs and how they are working for the industries that use them. The SEE Action Network and World Resources Institute/ACEEE presented reports on best practices and a panel of industries shared the characteristics of programs that work well for them. The Summit was sponsored by the Midwestern Governors Association, the Minnesota Department of Commerce Division of Energy Resources, Great Plains Institute, Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance, World Resources Institute, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and the SEE Action Network.
 


SUMMIT RECAP

Welcoming Remarks

  • Lola Schoenrich, Program Director, Great Plains Institute
  • Janet Streff, Manager, State Energy Office, Minnesota Department of Commerce Division of Energy Resources and Representative for Midwestern Governors Association Chair, Governor Mark Dayton, State of Minnesota
     

Panel 1—Effective Industrial Energy Efficiency Programs

What defines a successful industrial energy efficiency program? What makes them a success?  Panelists will share the results of recent in-depth studies examining these questions from different perspectives.  

Moderator:  

  • Kate Tomford, Chief Sustainability Policy Advisor, Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity

Panelists:

Panel 2—Reaction Roundtable of Industrial Program Users and Administrators

What does it take on the ground to make industrial efficiency programs work well for program users?  The different perspectives on this roundtable will provide insight on the needs of the range of different program users.
   
Moderator:

  • Jessica Burdette, Supervisor, Conservation Improvement Program, Minnesota Department of Commerce Division of Energy Resources

Panelists:

Closing Comments

  • Dan Seals, Assistant Director, Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity
  • Stacey Paradis, Deputy Director, Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance

 

Thank you to our Summit Sponsors: