2017 ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Industry

2017 ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Industry

Advancing Industrial Energy Efficiency through Collaboration

Denver Marriott City Center
Denver, CO
August 15, 2017 to August 18, 2017

Overview | Program | Panels | Scholarship | Registration | Past Industry Summer Studies

Industrial Summer Study Overview

Industrial energy efficiency has always been about people. The latest technologies often get the most attention, but it’s the people who manage the plant, find the opportunities, develop the solutions, and make the decisions – large and small – that determine the efficiency of today’s facilities. It’s more challenging than ever to go it alone and that is why in 2017, we’re focused on developing the community of people involved in industrial energy efficiency.

As in years past, we’ll explore the latest thinking on managing plant energy use, national energy policy, and program administration. This year, we’ll also include events that will help you take what you learn and turn it into action. We’ll offer more networking sessions to introduce you to people who can help you accomplish mutual goals.

Find out which organizations participated in the 2015 Summer Study Industry here.

Likely Participants Include: Energy efficiency program administrators, evaluators, and contractors; public utility commission and consumer counselor staff members, corporate energy managers and government relations professionals; professionals in the utility sector with responsibilities for efficiency programs, resource planning, regulatory compliance and government relations; energy efficiency solution providers; state energy office officials; energy management firms; and energy efficiency advocacy organizations.

Sponsors of the conference get waived registrations. For more information on the benefits of sponsorship, click here or email industry@aceee.org.


2017 Co-Chairs


Panel 1 – Programs

Panel Leaders: Martin Lott, Cascade Energy and Peter Therkelsen, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Click here to see a list of accepted papers/authors in this panel.

Panel 2 – Technology/Analytics

Panel Leaders: Anna Chittum, American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy and Jon Feldman, Independent Electricity System Operator
Click here to see a list of accepted papers/authors in this panel.

Panel 3 – People/Policy

Panel Leaders: Jess Burgess, Consortium for Energy Efficiency and Nick Dalziel, CLEAResult
Click here to see a list of accepted papers/authors in this panel.


Information for Authors

Paper Preparation Guidelines

To ensure that authors with accepted papers receive all correspondences from the paper management company “Omnipress,” please be sure to add omnipress.com to any safe sender lists, or have your IT department whitelist email from omnipress.com.


Action Sessions

The Action Sessions will combine the best of the informal sessions (i.e. smart attendees getting together on what’s important to them) along with facilitators who will structure the process so that each session leads toward a solution and/or clear next steps.

Action Session Leaders

Sergio Dias, Sergio Dias Consulting

Patsy Dugger, CB&I

Cindy Muller, MDA Systems

Robert Greenwald, Prism Engineering

Graziella Siciliano, US Department of Energy

Nick Leritz, NEEA



Look for more information about registration in Spring 2017!


2017 Linda Latham Scholarship



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ACEEE is proud to announce that we are accepting applications for Linda Latham Scholarships to attend the 2017 Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Industry, from August 15-18, in Denver, Colorado. The scholarship was established in memory of Linda Latham who served as ACEEE’s Chief Operating Officer until her untimely death in September 2011. Linda, who helped found the US government’s ENERGY STAR® program, believed that students bring talent and creativity to the field of energy efficiency especially if we provide a venue to inspire and educate them.

Applicants must be an undergraduate or graduate student in an accredited college or university whose course work is related to energy/energy efficiency, climate change, environmental science, or a related field of study, and who is considering a career in energy/energy efficiency. “Latham Scholars” will be exposed to new ideas and opportunities as they interact with energy efficiency experts from around the world. In turn, Summer Study attendees will be able to meet these exceptional students—a reciprocal opportunity for all!

For the 2017 Summer Study, scholars will receive a full conference registration and housing. A few travel stipends of up to $500 may be available; however, given limited funding, such requests could reduce chances of selection. We welcome your application.


Applicants can either complete the online application, or complete this form and send to scholarships@aceee.org. Applications must be submitted with required attachments including a copy of the applicant’s Student ID and proof of student status (unofficial transcript/enrollment for current semester).

No applications will be accepted after the April 10, 2017 deadline. An ACEEE committee will review applications and select the winners, who will be notified beginning April 21, 2017. Please contact scholarships@aceee.org if you have any questions.


2015 Summer Study Industry Linda Latham Scholars

Trevor Terrill, Texas A&M University; Jillian Burgoyne, Syracuse University; Aridam Kumar, UC Berkeley;
Alexandra Brogan, University of Dayton; Cody Smith, University of Tulsa