7:30-8:30am Breakfast Breakout Discussions
Join fellow attendees for facilitated discussions around the breakfast table regarding the most relevant topics that you chose during the previous evening’s networking reception with these facilitators:
• Tom DuBos, Business Development Manager, Apogee Interactive
• John Richards, Marathon Water Heaters
8:30am – 12 noon Focus on Carbon Reduction session
• Bill Ewer, Customer Services & Marketing Manager, Longmont Power & Communications
• Jeff Rice, Utilities Efficiency Manager, Aspen Utilities
8:30-9:30 am Utility Program Snap Shots
Highlights of Colorado utility activities in carbon reduction presented by the session co-chairs and other conference participants
9:30 – 10:00 am Boulder County’s Carbon Reduction Initiatives
Ann Livingston, Sustainability Coordinator, Boulder County, Colorado
Summary of what Boulder County has done and its plans going forward to reduce GHG emissions. Boulder County has completed a greenhouse gas inventory that identifies the sources of greenhouse gases in the county and projected rates of increase for GHG emissions based on historical data. Boulder County has also adopted a Sustainability Initiative and now has a working draft for Sustainable Energy Strategies to reduce GHG emissions below 1990 levels by 2012.
10:00-10:30am Refreshment Break
10:30-11:00 am Colorado Green Building Initiatives and Utility Partnership Opportunities, Panel Discussion
Jeff Rice, Utilities Efficiency Manager, Aspen Utilities and Aspen Institute Representative
Discover the breadth of green buildings intitiatives underway in Aspen particularly the very conference center where we're meeting and the framework for the LEED certification effort. Hear how utilities are partnering with builders and developers.
11:00-11:30 am Utility Best Practices for Implementing Green Marketing Programs
Erich Landis, Sr. Vice President, WindStreet Energy
With your commercial business and residential utility customers becoming increasingly interested in green power, learn how others are branding, targeting and driving sign-ups in their territories. And how they are planning to supply renewables.
11:30am – 12 noon Earth Energy and GSHP Systems: What Utilities Need to Know
Richard Sallee, Director of Business Development - Demand Side, ClimateMaster and Terry Proffer, Major Geothermal
Overview of the technology that heats and cools the Aspen Institute’s own building and hundreds of other residential, commercial and government building across Colorado. Key success factors for utility-contractor partnership that promote this space conditioning alternative.
12 noon – 1:30pm Mid-point Keynote Presentation with lunch served
Natural Gas Role in Carbon Reduction
Len Mize, Director Corporate Communications, SourceGas (formerly Kinder Morgan)
Hear how the senior executive at a privately-owned natural gas utility is working in Colorado and neighboring states to balance the sometimes competing interests of supply conservation goals and shareholder value expectations.
Introduced by Mark McGahey, Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association
1:30 – 5:00 pm Focus on Demand Response session
• Kevin Cooney, CEO, Summit Blue Consulting
1:30-2:00 pm Utility Program Snap Shots
Highlights of Colorado utility activities in demand response presented by the session co-chairs and other conference participants
2:00-2:30pm Gridwise Appliance Load Management Initiative: An Industry Partnership
Dr. Don Hammerstrom, Ph.D., Project Manager, Pacific Northwest Laboratory with
Gale Horst, Lead Engineer, Corporate Innovation Technology, Whirlpool Corporation
Learn about a jointly-managed demonstration project being conducted by Pacific Northwest Labs, Bonneville Power Administration and others with products provided by Whirlpool Discover key success factors in creating such industry partnerships.
2:30-3:00 pm Two Decades of Load Control Program Experience
Tom Holt, Member Services and Marketing Manager, East River Electric Cooperative
Understand how the East River member cooperatives' load management system has been operating for over 22 years and has saved almost $90 million in avoided wholesale power costs. Over 60,000 different electric loads in homes, farms and businesses of member consumers throughout eastern South Dakota and western Minnesota are connected to the system. These loads include electric water heaters, air conditioners, irrigation systems and large industrial processes.
3:00 – 3:30pm Refreshment Break
3:30-4:00 pm Irrigation Efficiency Programs
Ron Rose, C.E.M. Industrial Business Account Consultant, Nebraska Public Power District
Learn how Nebraska electrical utilities are implementing demand response and energy efficiency programs for irrigation systems.
4:00-4:30pm Smart Energy Living, Home Performance with ENERGY STAR and Other Opportunities for Utilities
Patrick Keegan, Executive Director, Colorado Energy Science Center
Discover how Colorado Energy Science Center partners with Xcel Energy, Colorado Springs Utilities, Fort Collins Utilities and others design and deliver home energy efficiency initiatives such as ENERGY STAR for new homes, School programs, Home Energy Makeover contests, workshops, etc.
4:30pm – 5:00pm Contractor Sales Tools That Increase Home Energy Efficiency Program Results
Bruce Matulich, Executive Director, Electric & Gas Industries Association
Rebates may encourage homeowners to adopt single measures, but specially-designed financing programs are central to the leading home energy
5:00 - 6:30 pm Networking Reception at Belly-Up Tavern in downtown Aspen