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OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENTS IN ENERGY EFFICIENCY AWARDED BY THE ASSOCIATION OF ENERGY SERVICES PROFESSIONALS

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On January 22, 2019 – The Association of Energy Services Professionals (www.aesp.org) recognized outstanding energy efficiency programs at its 29th National Conference and Expo currently underway in San Antonio.

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN EMERGING TOOLS & TECHNOLOGIES

Winner:  Home Energy Management System (HEMS) Field Pilot, NYSERDA and Lockheed Martin

Program: Lockheed Martin Energy designed and implemented a pilot sponsored by NYSERDA where home energy management systems (HEMS) were deployed in 50 homes across Westchester and Albany counties in New York State. More than 1,500 sensors were deployed and collected over 106 million data points during the pilot test period. A maximum energy savings potential of up to 16 percent was found for the typical home.

Contact: Sarah Huttu, Lockheed Martin, sarah.k.huttu@lmco.com

 

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN DEMAND RESPONSE AND PRICING

Winner: SoCalGas Winter Demand Response Program

Program: SoCalGas successfully implemented a winter gas demand response program utilizing smart thermostats. More than 9,200 customers with smart thermostats were recruited into the program and had their temperature set points lowered by up to four degrees during periods of peak demand and system stress. SoCalGas called 13 events during the 2017-2018 winter period and found that participating customers reduced their gas consumption between 16 percent and 25 percent during the morning event and between 10.7 percent and 15.6 percent during the evening event.

Contact: Andrew Nih, Southern California Gas Co., ANih@semprautilities.com

 

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN CUSTOMER ENGAGEMENT

Winner: Columbia Gas of Massachusetts Warm Up Campaign

Program:  Columbia Gas of Massachusetts provides free home energy assessments to assist their customers in finding ways to save energy. Columbia Gas partnered with Operation Warm, and Professional Firefighters of Massachusetts to provide winter coats to children in need in the service territory. The program offered a new coat for every no-cost home energy assessment and resulted in the distribution of 600 coats.

Contact: Alexandra Hearon, C+C, ahearon@cplusc.com

 

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN RESIDENTIAL PROGRAM DESIGN AND IMPLEMENTATION

Winner:  PG&E Marketplace, Pacific Gas and Electric Co and Enervee

Program:  The PG&E Marketplace offers an innovative, yet replicable market-based retail product approach that delivers cost-effective savings at scale. By cooperating with retailers and making efficiency visible and actionable to consumers, market forces close the gap between technical and market potential. The PG&E Marketplace has attracted 770,000 visitors and influenced hundreds of thousands of retail purchases, leading to energy bill savings of up to $300 per marketplace visitor, as a result of lifetime energy savings of 995 kWh and 52 therms of energy savings.

Contact:  Anne Arquit Niederberger, anne@enervee.com

 

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN GAS ENERGY EFFICIENCY PROGRAM DESIGN AND IMPLEMENTATION

Winner:  National Grid – New York Point of Sale Foodservice Program

Program:  In 2017, National Grid launched a pilot program partnering with commercial foodservice equipment dealers to offer energy efficiency incentives at the point of sale to their customers in New York. The efforts have proven that a midstream, or point of sale incentive program can be effective in the New York market, drive the supply chain toward high-efficiency equipment and increase satisfaction for customers and equipment suppliers. Their work in an 18-month pilot led the team to achieve 188 percent of their gas savings goals and set the foundation for successful POS foodservice initiatives across the country.

Contact:  Charlie Taylor, Energy Solutions, ctaylor@energy-solution.com

 

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN MARKET RESEARCH & EVALUATION

Winner:   Slipstream, Persistence of Savings from Retro-commissioning Measures

Program:   Slipstream conducted an evaluation study of measure persistence in past Retro Commissioning projects with several objectives:

  • Quantify the persistence of RCx measures based on the expected useful life of all installed cameras
  • Identify operational factors and energy management characteristics that influence the high persistence of savings

Contact: Deb Dynako, Slipstream, ddynako@seventhwave.org

 

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN NON-RESIDENTIAL PROGRAM DESIGN AND IMPLEMENTATION

Winner:  PSE&G Hospital Efficiency Program

Program:  This hospital efficiency program is one of the only programs in the country that specifically targets hospitals. PSE&G provides up-front funding for the total cost of the energy efficiency improvements, which eliminates the upfront financial burden for the hospitals. The program is currently funding the installation of energy efficiency measures at 36 hospitals, and saving them $15.5 million annually.

Contact: Francis Sullivan, francis.suillivan@pseg.com

 

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN NON-RESIDENTIAL MARKETING

Winner:  Consumers Energy, Small Business Marketplace

Program: Consumers Energy’s small business marketplace successfully leveraged innovative technology in the form of an ecommerce platform, digital marketing and online chat to provide increased savings and improved service to a hard to reach small business customer segment and may be the first marketplace for small business in the country. The program achieved its original order goal 50 percent of the way through Program Year One, and its electric and gas savings goals 75 percent of the way through Program Year One.

Contact: Alyssa Zingaro, AM Conservation Group, azingaro@amconservationgroup.com

 

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN RESIDENTIAL MARKETING

Winner: Focus on Energy, Partnering with Wisconsin Utilities

Program: Focus on Energy is Wisconsin’s utilities’ statewide energy efficiency and renewable energy program, and offers a variety of energy-saving programs and incentives. Since its beginning in 2001, the program has delivered key results:

  • Helped bring more than $1 billion to the state
  • In 2017, gave $5.93 back to Wisconsin’s economy for each dollar invested in the program, generating millions more in economic benefits
  • Created more than 1,000 full time jobs in 2015 and 2016 and will continue to create an average of 263 full-time jobs per year through 2040.

Contact: Katherine Mitchell, APTIM, Katherine.mitchell@aptim.com

 

HONORABLE MENTION FOR PERSONALIZED VIDEO MESSAGING PROGRAM

  • Apogee
  • Xcel Energy

 

HONORABLE MENTION FOR PLUG LOAD & APPLIANCE PROGRAM

  • CLEAResult
  • SDGE
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Denis DuBois on January 25, 2019

Congratulations to clients and friends on this impressive list!

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