December 9-10, 2011 - Salt Lake City, UT
On December 8 and 9, 2011, regional and national energy efficiency professionals gathered in Salt Lake City, Utah to hear the state of energy efficiency in the Southwest, and to learn about new and emerging policy opportunities and technologies that will result in greater energy efficiency adoption across the region.
SWEEP's Eighth Annual Southwest Regional Energy Efficiency Workshop provided a forum for regional utility, regulatory, state, and nonprofit representatives 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. The workshop featured a keynote address delivered by Claire Fulenwider, former Executive Director of the Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance, as well as several other presentations by prominent regional and national energy efficiency leaders. The 2011 workshop was sponsored by Questar Gas Company and Rocky Mountain Power.
In addition, the 2011 workshop included the presentation of SWEEP's Annual "Leadership in Energy Efficiency" Awards, given to individuals who demonstrate a strong commitment to advancing energy efficiency in the Southwest. This year's awards honored individuals who lead the energy efficiency programs for the three main investor-owned utilities in Arizona:
- Deborah Kimberly, Salt River Project
- Denise Smith, Tucson Electric Power
- James Wontor, Arizona Public Service
All three electric utilities operating in Arizona have greatly expanded their energy efficiency programs in recent years, with a combined budget increasing from about $40 million in 2008 to $130 million in 2011. Households and businesses in Arizona are saving hundreds of millions of dollars as a result of the energy efficiency programs implemented under the leadership of these three individuals.
Below you will find links to workshop materials and presentations. For additional information about the workshop, please contact SWEEP at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ELECTRIC UTILITY UPDATES
NATURAL GAS UTILITY UPDATES
STATE ENERGY EFFICIENCY EFFORTS: IS THERE LIFE AFTER ARRA?
- Colorado (PDF - 892 KB)
Stacey Simms, Governor's Energy Office
- Nevada (PDF - 315 KB)
Pete Konesky, State Energy Office
- Utah (PDF - 1 MB)
Alex Scott, Office of Energy Development