Workshop - Solid State Lighting Solutions for Utility Programs

January 16, 2013
Fairmont Hotel Chicago

(Pre-Conference Workshop)

The Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance and the University of Missouri Lighting Research Center co-presented Solid State Lighting Solutions for Utility Programs on Wednesday, January 16, 2013. With nearly 70 attendees, the workshop was attended by utility representatives, lighting manufacturers, program implementers and energy efficiency evaluators.  The program featured an overview of MEEA SSL programs and resources and case studies on current lighting programs in the Midwest. Presentations included:

  • Jason Tuenge, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, highlighted preliminary results and research directions for the DOE SSL Applications Roadmap for Energy Efficiency Programs. Download Presentation
  • Vicki Campbell, DTE Energy, presented on the IEE coordinated utility project on SSL economics and customer preference research. Download Presentation
  • Brian Sloboda, National Rural Electric Cooperative Association, shared findings from the Cooperative Research Network related to member pilots, including customer satisfaction and agricultural applications. Download Presentation
  • Rick Holmes, Midwest Energy Efficiency Research Consortium at the Midwest Lighting Technology Center at the University of Missouri, provided an overview of MEERC. Download Presentation

Panel members Brian Sloboda, Jason Tuenge,
Aimee Skrzekut (Moderator), and Vicki Campbell

The manufacturers who sponsored the SSL Workshop discussed proprietary products and provided information which could directly support utility programs.  Manufacturer panelists included:

Manufacturer Panelists Carla Bukalski, Sam Grebe,
Mike Feinstein, Eric Haugaard, and Bob Smith

MEEA also briefed attendees on the Midwest LEDers Network which will connect utility program administrators, planners, manufacturers and implementers throughout the region to leverage resources, engage in strategic planning and coordinate program efforts on advanced lighting.  The Midwest LEDers Network will serve as the source for information on SSL, providing important benefits to strengthen utility programs and promote program uptake.  To join the LEDers Network or receive additional information, please contact Aimee Skrzekut, MEEA Director of Programs, askrzekut@mwalliance.org.

2013 SSL Workshop Crowd
SSL Workshop Attendees

Read a recap of the event on the MEEA Unplugged blog.