2019 Southwest Utility Energy Efficiency Workshop

November 7-8, 2019
Omni Interlocken Hotel - Broomfield, CO

Regional and national energy efficiency professionals gathered Nov. 7-8. 2019, in Broomfield, CO for SWEEP’s 16th 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.

The 2019 workshop featured engaging panel discussions with representatives from eight electric and gas utilities that operate in the region, as well as a keynote presentation from Dane Christensen, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). In addition, experts presented on recent developments in integrated energy efficiency and demand response programs, distribution system planning, light bulb efficiency standards and lighting market developments, heat pumps and beneficial electrification, energy savings evaluation, and more.

At the workshop, SWEEP presented Leadership in Energy Efficiency awards to Colorado State Senator Faith Winter, Colorado State Representative Meg Froelich, and Colorado State Representative Cathy Kipp. Other recipients not present were New Mexico State Senator Jerry Ortiz y Pino and New Mexico State Representative Andrea Romero. All five individuals were sponsors of important energy efficiency legislation adopted in their respective states in 2019.

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.

Workshop Presentations
(.pdf format)

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

It’s 2030—What Will Our   Buildings Look Like, and Who Will They Be Talking To?
Dane Christensen, NREL

Integrated Energy Efficiency and Demand Response Programs
Dan York, ACEEE

Emerging Practices in Distribution Planning and the Roles for DSM
John Shenot, The Regulatory Assistance Project (RAP)

Flexibility as a Resource - Building Scalable DSM Programs Through Transparency and Analytics
Adam Scheer, Recurve

When To Turn the Lights Out: Navigating the Changing Landscape of Retail Lighting
Scott Dimetrosky, Apex Analytics

Lighting Trends in Commercial Buildings
Ariel Crowley, Navigant

Variable Speed Heat Pumps Delivering Value to All Stakeholders
Richie Mohan, Daikin North America

Achieving Success in Promoting Heat Pump Water Heaters
Ben Crandall, CLEAResult

Signals Affecting Commercial DSM
Sue Reilly and Celeste Cizik, Group 14 Engineering

A New Approach to Valuing Energy Savings and Peak Demand Reduction
Mark Schoenheider, Xcel Energy

Materials List

Press Release: SWEEP recognizes five legislators for leading outstanding energy efficiency programs in Colorado and New Mexico