EBC Connecticut Chapter Seminar Energy Efficiency Programs in Connecticut Energy Efficiency is the perpetual “low hanging fruit” that can serve a number of important goals. Businesses like Energy Efficiency because it reduces expenses, which means dollars are added straight to the bottom line. The power system players (the utilities and grid operators) like Energy Efficiency because fewer power plants need to be constructed and the need for transmission lines might be avoided. Environmentalists like Energy Efficiency because it means fewer emissions and less waste. Jobs are created because devices to control systems have to be manufactured, and people are needed to install the energy efficiency upgrades. All of this can come about because savings are realized over time, or better yet, in many cases can be the source of financing for upgrades. This seminar will examine Connecticut’s programs to encourage and promote energy efficiency, and explore how various players in the market are coming up with new and better ways to reach some of the higher tier fruit so that residential, institutional, commercial and industrial users can reduce their costs, and improve their bottom lines both economically and environmentally. In addition, the implications of new innovations in energy control and management will be examined as innovative ways to become more energy efficient. Wednesday, February 8, 2012 Northeast Utilities 107 Selden Street Berlin, Connecticut DRAFT AGENDA 7:30 a.m. Registration and Networking Continental Breakfast 8:00 a.m. Welcome – Shri Madhusudhan - Chair EBC Connecticut Chapter Director - Environmental and Property Management Northeast Utilities Introduction - John W. Wadsworth, Program Chair Partner, Brown Rudnick, LLP 8:15 a.m. Regulator’s Perspective on Energy Efficiency Richard Steeves - Vice-chair Ct. Energy Efficiency Fund 8:40 a.m. Utility Perspective on Energy Efficiency Ron Araujo - Manager of Conservation and Load Management, Northeast Utilities 9:05 a.m. Panel Presentations: Companies specializing on EE upgrades Chris Halpin - Celtic Energy Jim Daylor - Ameresco Craig Meadows - CTI Energy Services 10:00 a.m. Networking Break 10:20 a.m. Energy Efficiency of the Future - Implications of technologies David Wechsler - Energy Hub - control devices Camilo Serna - Northeast Utilities - Smart Meters and Smart Grid Chris Halpin - Demand Response/lighting technologies Solar Update (Ameresco and Celtic Energy) 11:10 a.m. Panel Discussion of all participants 12:00 p.m. Adjourn Program Chair John W. Wadsworth, Partner Brown Rudnick, LLP One Financial Center, Boston, MA 02111 617- 856-8596 [email protected] John’s practice combines environmental and energy experience. He represents developers and financers of large projects in connection with permitting, regulatory and environmental risk allocation issues and represents energy companies in connection with acquisitions, permitting, regulatory approvals, and development work. Mr. Wadsworth has been involved in hazardous waste remediation projects, including several involving environmental insurance. He has extensive experience with the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) and with carbon issues in general, and has lectured and written extensively on these and other topics. He served on the Solid Waste Advisory Board aiding the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection in drafting regulations, and has been extensively involved in programs relating to Chapter 91 (tidelands) issues. John holds a J.D. from Yale Law School, an M. Div. from Yale Divinity School, and a B.A from SUNY Buffalo. SPEAKERS Richard Steeves - First Vice-chair Energy Efficiency Board, Office of Consumer Counsel Mr. Steeves is a principal utility finance specialist with the Connecticut Office of Consumer Counsel (CT OCC), located in New Britain. The OCC is the designated state ratepayer advocate for the regulated utilities: cable, electric, gas, telephone and water. Currently, Mr. Steeves is the First Vice Chair of the Energy Efficiency Board (EEB) which oversees the Connecticut Energy Efficiency Fund. He also sits on the board of the Institute for Sustainable Energy (ISE). In addition, Mr. Steeves is the Vice-Chair of the Consumer Liaison Group (CLG), a consortium of New England advocates working in unison with the New England electric grid operator, ISO New England. He is the Connecticut OCC representative on various committees and boards associated with New England Power Pool (NEPOOL). He also works with the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) group and the National Action Plan for Energy Efficiency (NAPEE). Previously, Mr. Steeves spent more than 20 years working for a regulated electric utility, primarily in finance, accounting and conservation. He has a BS in accounting, as well as an MBA in both finance and management. Mr. Steeves lives in bucolic Guilford. Ron Araujo - Manager of Conservation and Load Management, The Connecticut Light and Power Company Mr. Araujo has more than 27 years of experience in the energy industry working in various roles within the Northeast Utilities Service Companies. His broad background includes work in operations management, project/product management, and the marketing and sales of energy/energy services to major commercial and industrial customers. He currently serves as President for the Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships and is a Board Member of the Energy Efficiency Board (EEB). Currently Mr. Araujo is the manager of the Conservation & Load Management (C&LM) department at The Connecticut Light and Power Company (CL&P), a subsidiary of Northeast Utilities. C&LM manages and implements electric energy efficiency and load management programs to customers of Connecticut Light & Power. The C&LM department also administers the natural gas conservation programs for Connecticut’s three natural gas utilities. Mr. Araujo has a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Massachusetts, is a licensed professional engineer in the State of Connecticut and a certified energy manager with the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE). Camilo Serna - Advanced Metering and Smart Grid, Northeast Utilities Mr. Serna joined Northeast Utilities as Director of Strategy & Business Development in November 2008. He leads the development of the company’s strategic plans around smart grid, energy storage, energy efficiency and electric transportation. He works closely with the operating units in developing the company’s annual five-year strategic plan. He also leads the company’s research and development process and investments. Prior to joining NU, Camilo worked for 9 years with Oliver Wyman, formerly Mercer Management Consulting. Camilo was member of Oliver Wyman’s Energy & Utility practice helping more than 20 large utility and energy companies in Europe, Latin America and North America with a wide variety of strategic, operational and organizational issues. He holds an industrial engineering degree from Universidad de Los Andes (Bogotá, Colombia) and an MBA with concentrations in finance, strategy and organizational behavior from Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. He is member of the Strategy Committee for the Institute for Electric Efficiency and the Electric Utilization Sector Council for the Electric Power and Research Institute (EPRI). Camilo is also the member of the Executive Board of Directors of the Riverfront Recapture, a non-for-profit organization dedicated in reconnecting Hartford with the Connecticut River. Christopher F. Halpin, PE, CEM, CEP, CMVP, LEED AP, President Celtic Energy, Inc. Chris Halpin is the President of Celtic Energy, Inc. an independent energy consulting firm he founded in 2000, specializing in energy efficiency, performance contracting consulting, and sustainable/green building design, with offices in the greater Hartford, Boston, Charlotte and Las Vegas metro areas. Celtic Energy assists clients in reducing energy costs locally, nationally, and internationally. Chris has been active in the energy efficiency industry for 26 years, working for several premiere ESCOs and consulting firms in various roles including engineering, management, and sales. He is also the former Global Energy Manager for NCR Corporation. In 2009 he was selected by US Secretary of Energy, Steven Chu to be an official Recovery Act Proposal Reviewer for EECBG, SmartGrid and Renewable Energy proposals. He has been the Connecticut liaison for the New England Chapter of the Association of Energy Engineers, and was instrumental in the formation of the Connecticut Chapter. He is also a Board Member of the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Business Association and the Northeast Energy Efficiency Council - CT Chapter and Chair of the Legislative Outreach Committee for the chapter. Chris has a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, and is a registered Professional Engineer in seven states and Ireland. He is a Certified Energy Manager, Certified Measurement & Verification Professional and Certified Energy Procurement Professional by the Association of Energy Engineers, and a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Accredited Professional by the US Green Building Council. In 2011 he was honored by the Association of Energy Engineers as a ‘Legend in Energy’ at the 34th Annual World Energy Engineering Congress. Jim Daylor – Account Executive, Ameresco, Inc. Framingham, MA Mr. Daylor is an Account Executive with Ameresco focused on helping clients with their energy efficiency and renewable energy projects across CT and Southern New England. With over 15 years of experience building partnerships with owners of real estate, Jim delivers a broad range of comprehensive energy solutions that produce measurable benefits to the owner, their business, the community and the environment. Often these solutions are rooted in performance contracting and allow an owner to leverage their own energy equity to self-fund capital improvements. Jim has a business degree from Northeastern University and an MBA from the University of Massachusetts. Jim is a Board Member of REEBA. Prior to Ameresco, Jim led Business Development activities for an international consulting engineering firm. Ameresco is the largest independent (non-manufacturer or utility affiliated) energy services provider in North America. Ameresco delivers long-term customer value and environmental sustainability through energy efficiency projects, performance contracting guarantees, alternative energy solutions and innovative facility renewal strategies. In over 30 years of collective experience in energy services, Ameresco has constructed billions of dollars in successful energy projects. Our broad customer base includes commercial, retail and industrial owners, government and municipal entities, public housing authorities, healthcare and academic institutions. Representing ESCO’s, the panelist’s viewpoint will be on the value added partnership Energy Service Companies can deliver to owners of real estate via performance contracting and other energy services. The resulting partnership can produce a reduction of energy consumption, upgrade of aging mechanical capital equipment, creating renewable sources of energy and lower facility operating expense. Relevant examples will be utilized to illustrate concepts. Craig Meadows, President, CTI Energy Services, Amherst, MA 01002 Craig's 30 years' energy conservation industry experience includes having owned an energy auditing and design firm with more than 100 public housing authorities as clients. Due to his wide experience with the nuts and bolts of energy efficiency projects from auditing to engineering to finance, Craig has held management positions with major international Energy Services firms. Craig is the team leader for CTI EPC projects. CTI’s purpose is to help small and mid-sized Public Housing Authorities significantly reduce water, oil, natural gas, and electricity use. CTI does this by installing modern energy efficient technologies in PHA residences. The best way for a PHA to achieve sustainable energy savings is through an Energy Performance Contract (EPC). David Wechsler - VP Business Development, EnergyHub David joined EnergyHub as Vice President of Business Development in 2009. In his role he works with utilities to implement EnergyHub hardware and software solutions that help utilities to control peak loads through advanced demand response and enhanced energy efficiency programs. David is also responsible for overseeing channel development partnerships that will expand the reach of EnergyHub to consumers. David began his career by founding a company named t3 a provider of premium interactive services to clients throughout the U.S. In early 1999 he sold t3 to i-Cube, a back-end solutions provider. At i-Cube, David ran the company’s global Internet practice and spent much of his time educating customers on the future of the Internet, centered on the vision of a device- connected Internet that would support electric utility assets. i-Cube was acquired by Razorfish in 1999 and David was appointed General Manager of the firm. Building on his deep knowledge of the Internet and his talent for creating digital solutions, in 2001 David co-founded Lanthorn Technologies to develop and market control and automation solutions for electric, gas, and water utilities. He served as President there until joining a management consulting firm where he helped utilities build, implement and manage demand-side management and energy efficiency programs. Now through his work at EnergyHub he’s able to see the impact technology has on a utility’s day-to-day operations. David holds a Bachelor of Arts in Policy Studies from Dickinson College and now serves as a Trustee of the college.