The Midwest Industrial Energy Efficiency Summit: Scoring Savings with Effective Program Design was held on January 14, 2014, preceding the 2014 Midwest Energy Solutions Conference. The Summit provided information on the very best-in-class ratepayer funded industrial energy efficiency programs and how they are working for the industries that use them. The SEE Action Network and World Resources Institute/ACEEE presented reports on best practices and a panel of industries shared the characteristics of programs that work well for them. The Summit was sponsored by the Midwestern Governors Association, the Minnesota Department of Commerce Division of Energy Resources, Great Plains Institute, Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance, World Resources Institute, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and the SEE Action Network.
- Lola Schoenrich, Program Director, Great Plains Institute
Janet Streff, Manager, State Energy Office, Minnesota Department of Commerce Division of Energy Resources and Representative for Midwestern Governors Association Chair, Governor Mark Dayton, State of Minnesota
Panel 1—Effective Industrial Energy Efficiency Programs
What defines a successful industrial energy efficiency program? What makes them a success? Panelists will share the results of recent in-depth studies examining these questions from different perspectives.
- Kate Tomford, Chief Sustainability Policy Advisor, Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity
- Beyond Lighting: Comparative Assessment of Ratepayer-Funded Industrial Energy Efficiency Programs—Nate Aden, Research Fellow, World Resources Institute
- Industry Perspective: Economic Benefits and Effective Program Design—John A. Seryak, PE, Energy Engineer, Ohio Manufacturers' Association and CEO, Go Sustainable Energy
- Industrial Energy Efficiency: Designing Effective State Programs—Jay Wrobel, Advanced Manufacturing Office, US Department of Energy
Panel 2—Reaction Roundtable of Industrial Program Users and Administrators
What does it take on the ground to make industrial efficiency programs work well for program users? The different perspectives on this roundtable will provide insight on the needs of the range of different program users.
- Jessica Burdette, Supervisor, Conservation Improvement Program, Minnesota Department of Commerce Division of Energy Resources
- Jeff Kaman, Energy Manager, John Deere
- Steve Hinkens, Corporate Energy Manager, Briggs and Stratton Corporation
- Dean Laube, Regional Director, Franklin Energy
- Jon F. Williams, Manager Energy Efficiency Demand Response, AEP Ohio
- Dan Seals, Assistant Director, Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity
- Stacey Paradis, Deputy Director, Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance
Thank you to our Summit Sponsors: