2017 ACEEE National Conference on Energy Efficiency as a Resource

2017 ACEEE National Conference on Energy Efficiency as a Resource

The Wigwam Arizona
Litchfield Park, AZ
October 30, 2017 to November 01, 2017

Overview | Call for Presentations | Registration | Past EER Conferences


National Conference on Energy Efficiency as a Resource Overview

Join us in exploring innovative approaches for designing and delivering energy efficiency programs. At the premier utility-focused event, held every other year by ACEEE since 2001, we’ll address how utilities can best integrate energy efficiency into planning and operations. And we’ll do so in sunny Arizona, a leading state for efficiency programs that serve utility customers.

The energy landscape is quickly shifting, and efficiency is emerging as a least-cost way to address mounting concerns about system reliability, volatile fuel prices, power plant construction costs, and environmental compliance. Moreover, energy efficiency in our homes, businesses, and industries saves money, creates jobs, and improves the environment.

We're convening industry leaders to discuss the latest developments in using energy efficiency to meet new challenges as well as existing customer and utility needs

For sponsorship opportunities, please reach out to Marty Kushler or Maggie Molina.

Find out which organizations participated in the 2015 National Conference on Energy Efficiency as a Resource here.

More information on this conference, including information about the call for presentations, will be available in early 2017.


Call for Presentation Proposals

Submit your proposal for a breakout session presentation* at the EER conference by April 7.

Your proposal should be no more than 250 words and cover one or more of the following topic areas:

  • Meeting Aggressive Resource Goals for Energy Efficiency (leading examples; latest state policies; what performance to date?; lessons learned?)

  • Experience with Regulatory Mechanisms to Encourage Utility Energy Efficiency Programs (decoupling; shareholder incentives; etc.)

  • Examples of Highly Effective Energy Efficiency Programs

  • New and Emerging Energy Efficiency Measures and/or Program Strategies

  • Energy Efficiency for Low-Income Customers

  • Measuring the Energy Efficiency Resource (EM&V methods and results...at a level for policymaker/regulator/administrator audiences)

  • Energy Efficiency Potential Studies

  • Integrated Resource Planning; Modeling Energy Efficiency as a Resource

  • Energy Efficiency as a Resource in Wholesale Markets

  • Energy Efficiency and System Reliability

  • Environmental Impacts of Energy Efficiency

  • Natural Gas Energy Efficiency (including combined gas and electric)

  • Combined Energy and Water Efficiency

  • Examples of Utility/Local Government Collaboration on Energy Efficiency

  • Special Strategies to Acquire the Energy Efficiency Resource in the Large Customer Sector (including solving the "opt out" problem)

  • Examples of Synergies of Energy Efficiency, Demand Response, and the Smart Grid

  • Energy Efficiency and Health Impacts (and other non-energy benefits)

  • The Role of Energy Efficiency in the Utility of the Future 

[*Note: Presentation slides will be posted on the conference website after the conference; written papers are not requested for this conference.]  


Look for more information about registration in Summer 2017!