Southwest Utility Energy Efficiency Workshop - 2015

November 12-13, 2015 - Albuquerque, NM

On November 12 and 13, 2015, regional and national energy efficiency professionals gathered in Albuquerque, New Mexico to discuss the state of utility energy efficiency programs at SWEEP's 12th Annual Southwest Utility Energy Efficiency Workshop.

The workshop provides an annual forum for regional utility, regulatory, state, nonprofit and industry representatives to hear about the status of utility demand-side management programs in the Southwest and learn about innovative energy efficiency programs and technologies. Participants heard about new and emerging program opportunities that can help utilities achieve even greater energy savings in the future.

The 2015 workshop featured engaging panel discussions among demand-side management specialists from nine electric and gas utilities that operate in the Southwest. In addition, national and regional experts discussed special topics such as the role of energy efficiency in the EPA's Clean Power Plan; integrating energy efficiency and demand response programs; supporting building energy code adoption and implementation; and enhancing energy savings through distribution voltage optimization.  

In her luncheon keynote address, New Mexico Public Regulation Commission Chairwoman Karen Montoya spoke about the range of energy efficiency programs available to state residents.

The 2015 Regional Workshop was co-sponsored by Arizona Public Service (APS), PNM Resources, New Mexico Gas Company, NV Energy, Questar Gas, Salt River Project (SRP), Tucson Electric Power (TEP), Southwest Gas, and Xcel Energy.

Below you will find links to workshop materials and presentations (all in PDF format). For additional information about the workshop, please contact SWEEP at info@swenergy.org.

MATERIALS LIST

WORKSHOP PRESENTATIONS

(Slides only)

ELECTRIC AND NATURAL GAS UTILITY UPDATES

Each investor-owned utility in the region was asked to compile data illustrating program budgets, energy savings and peak demand reduction for all 2015 energy efficiency programs and estimated data for 2016 programs.  These tables were provided as a paper handout to workshop participants.

 

SLIDESHOW OF PHOTOS FROM THE 2015 WORKSHOP