Southwest Regional Energy Efficiency Workshop - 2008

November 13-14, 2008 - Denver, CO

On November 13 and 14, 2008, regional and national energy efficiency professionals gathered in Denver to hear the state of energy efficiency in the Southwest, and to learn about new and emerging policy opportunities and technologies that will reduce barriers to and result in greater energy efficiency adoption across the region.

SWEEP's fifth annual Southwest Regional Energy Efficiency Workshop, sponsored by Xcel Energy, provided a forum for utility representatives and others to hear the latest on demand-side management program development from the region's utilities, get updated on state policy efforts, and learn about emerging energy efficiency policies and technologies. Attendees included regional utility, regulatory, state, and nonprofit representatives, all of whom were provided ample opportunities for networking and informal information sharing.

Below you will find links to workshop materials and presentations.

In addition, the 2008 workshop included the presentation of SWEEP's Fourth Annual "Leadership in Energy Efficiency" Awards, given to policy makers and others who demonstrate a strong commitment to advancing energy efficiency in the Southwest. This year's awards honored:

  • Colorado Governor Bill Ritter for adopting a Climate Action Plan with strong energy efficiency provisions, and including energy efficiency as a key part of his New Energy Economy agenda;
  • Colorado State Representative Claire Levy for sponsoring two important energy efficiency bills, both of which were adopted and signed into law in 2007; and
  • Colorado Governor's Energy Office Director Tom Plant for establishing a Clean Energy Fund and initiating numerous energy efficiency programs.

For additional information about the workshop, please contact SWEEP at info@swenergy.org.

MATERIALS LIST

WORKSHOP PRESENTATIONS

OVERVIEW

ELECTRIC UTILITY UPDATES

STATE INITIATIVES

NATURAL GAS UTILITY UPDATES

ENERGY CODES AND UTILITY SUPPORT FOR CODE ADOPTION

INCENTIVES FOR INVESTOR-OWNED UTILITIES

SPECIAL TOPICS