MEEA Webinars

Driving Electric Utility Infrastructure Efficiency in Minnesota

powerline in front of a cloudy blue sky

2019-09-10T12:00:00 - 2019-09-10T13:00:00

This webinar will present results from three recent projects to:

  • Quantify the potential for Electric Utility Infrastructure (EUI) efficiency improvement in Minnesota
  • Clarify the surrounding policies
  • Develop a stakeholder Action Plan to capture EUI efficiency opportunities using conservation tools that have succeeded in driving demand-side efficiency.

GDS Associates will summarize their findings and share how this might be applicable to other states in the Midwest.

Time to Update Your TRM: Residential Water Heaters Now Use UEF

hot water knob

2019-08-28T13:00:00 - 2019-08-28T14:00:00

On June 12, 2017, the water heater industry was required by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to transition from the well-known Energy Factor (EF) metric for water heater efficiency to an entirely new metric called Uniform Energy Factor, or UEF. These changes affect almost all residential water heaters, and some commercial water heaters. The webinar will provide background information on the change and answer your questions.

How Ameren Illinois is Accelerating Lighting Incentives

LED light bulbs

2019-08-22T10:00:00 - 2019-08-22T11:00:00

Ameren Illinois' new online lighting application, Amplify, is streamlining the way commercial and industrial customers apply for incentives. Amplify simplifies the process while cutting down on processing time. On this webinar presented by MEEA's Program Committee and Midwest LUMEN, Agnes Mrozowski (Ameren Illinois) and Robert Baumgartner (Leidos) will explore how the Amplify platform was built, from concept to final product. The presenters will cover the challenges they faced, how they educated their customer base, Amplify's benefits and how the tool is being used today.

Inspiring Efficiency Awards Application Workshop

a group of winners at the 2019 inspiring efficiency awards

2019-08-14T11:00:00 - 2019-08-14T12:00:00

What makes a winning Inspiring Efficiency Awards application stand above the rest? Our panel of veteran application reviewers and MEEA staff will cover the application process, newly-revised categories and tips & tricks. Plus, we'll field your questions.


  • Kelly Mulder (ILLUME Advising)
  • Sean Sullivan (MEEA)
  • Jen Rhodes (MEEA)

Policy Perspectives for an Evolving Energy Efficiency Landscape

inside the iowa state legislature chamber

2019-07-16T12:00:00 - 2019-07-16T13:00:00

The world of energy is rapidly changing, and energy efficiency must adapt as a viable resource. In this webinar, Carmen Best, Director of Policy & Emerging Markets at Recurve (formerly OpenEE) will review some of the historic pillars of energy efficiency policy, and explore some of the key transitions necessary for success in the future. Transparent quantification of changes in energy consumption, performance based accountability and large scale financing establish a new pathway to expand energy efficiency.

Communicating the Value of Benchmarking and Energy Efficiency

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2019-06-27T11:00:00 - 2019-06-27T12:00:00

Join us as we discuss navigating the challenges of communicating the values of benchmarking and energy efficiency. We have invited four panelists who will detail their experience with this process. There will be plenty of time for questions and discussion of best practices! 


  • Sean Sullivan – Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance
  • Chris Philbrick – APTIM
  • James McClanahan – Energy Management Consulting LLC
  • George Stevens – Maryhurst School

Cannabis Energy Efficiency: Policies and Programs

indoor cannabis grow operation

2019-04-02T12:00:00 - 2019-04-02T13:00:00

Cannabis cultivation is an energy-intensive sector: energy consumption per square foot for indoor grow operations is about ten times that of a typical office building. Production (and consumption) of marijuana has been growing rapidly, especially in the 10 states with legalized recreational marijuana. For example in Denver, Colorado, the legal cannabis industry currently accounts for about 4 percent of the city’s total electricity consumption. At the same time, the illicit production of marijuana in the U.S. continues to account for more than half of all U.S. marijuana production.