SWEEP’s 15th Annual Southwest Utility Energy Efficiency Workshop

November 29-30, 2018
Santa Fe, NM - The La Fonda Hotel

Regional and national energy efficiency professionals gathered Nov. 29-30, 2018, in Santa Fe, NM, at SWEEP’s 15th Annual Southwest Utility Energy Efficiency Workshop. The annual forum draws leading utility, regulatory, state, federal, non-profit and industry representatives to discuss the status of utility demand-side management (DSM) programs in the Southwest and learn about innovative DSM programs and technologies.

At the 2018 Workshop in Santa Fe, N.M., the Southwest Energy Efficiency Project (SWEEP) presented its annual Leadership in Energy Efficiency Award to Steve Bean, Manager of Energy Efficiency Design at Public Service Company of New Mexico (PNM). The 2018 Workshop was co-sponsored by Black Hills Energy, El Paso Electric, PNM Resources, New Mexico Gas Company, NV Energy, Dominion Energy, Rocky Mountain Power, Salt River Project, Southwest Gas, Tucson Electric Power, 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 
(.pdf format)

Update on Utility Energy Efficiency Policies and Programs in the Southwest
Howard Geller, SWEEP

Achieving Targeted SMB Savings Using AMI Data
Peter Widmer, Power TakeOff

Source Upstream: Technology Trends and Opportunities for Upstream Programs
Luther Kopf, Energy Solutions

What Role Might High Efficiency Heat Pumps Play in Future Utility Programs? 
Neil Kolwey, SWEEP

Make it Easy and Make it a Deal: Tactics to Drive Participation and Savings in Residential Energy Efficiency
Brian Tholl, Fort Collins Utilities

Insights into EISA 2020: A Gradual Decline or a Steep Cliff?
Abby Vogen Horn, Franklin Energy

The Grid-Integrated Home: Enabling New Energy Efficiency and Load Management Opportunities from Connected Products
John Taylor, Consortium for Energy Efficiency

How Connected Technologies are Changing the DSM Landscape
Yeye Zhang, Google/Nest

Energy Efficiency in Water Treatment and Supply Systems
Hob Issa, Lincus, Inc.

Unlocking Energy Savings in Wastewater Treatment Plants
Josh Bachman, Cascade Energy

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 2018 energy efficiency programs and estimated data for 2019 programs.  These tables were provided as a handout to workshop participants.

2018 & 2019 Utility Tables: Energy Efficiency Program Spending and Results