Lessons from the Field, Vision to the Future
Intelligent efficiency holds the promise of substantially reducing energy use while transforming many energy-using markets. Achieving this outcome requires collaboration among the efficiency, technology, and user communities. These communities are largely distinct, and few opportunities have existed to date for the energy efficiency and technology communities to interact. Past interactions have been limited to speakers from one community addressing assemblies of the other.
ACEEE’s third Intelligent Efficiency Conference, which will take place from 4 to 6 December 2016 at the Austin Hilton, in Austin, Texas, U.S.A. will convene these diverse communities to facilitate the sharing of ideas and forming of partnerships that will advance the adoption of intelligent efficiency in the marketplace. The Intelligent Efficiency Conference will provide an opportunity to hear from thought leaders and innovators, to learn what is happening in this rapidly evolving world, and to serve as a crucible for the formation of new policies, programme strategies and commercial ventures.
Attendees will learn about, and be able to participate in, discussions on smart buildings, smart cities, integrated mobility, energy efficiency programme design, customer engagement, project and programme evaluation, measurement, and verification (EM&V), and the integration and load balancing of distributed energy resources into the electric grid. Furthermore, the conference will feature local and state policy stakeholders who will share their thoughts on how Texas is and can embrace intelligent efficiency. Monday lunch panel will feature directors of several of Texas’s university-based energy efficiency-focused research centers. They will share information on their work and how they are partnering with other organisations.
Plenaries and breakout sessions will cover how intelligent efficiency is changing:
- Energy efficiency programme design and execution
- Utility regulation and state and local policies
- Grid integration of distributed energy resources
- Local government services to community residents
- Evaluation, measurement, and verification (EM&V)
- Data analytics to identify opportunities and track savings
For further information, please visit the event’s website at the link below.