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1st Wyoming Utility Efficiency Exchange

Held October 2-3, 2008 at Laramie County Community College, Cheyenne, Wyoming

2008 Agenda 2008 Sponsors

Archived Agenda from 2008

Thursday, October 2, 2008

6:00 - 7:30 pm Networking Reception at Train Depot Museum.

Friday, October 3, 2008

8:00 - 8:30 am Registration with continental breakfast served and selection of lunchtime roundtable discussion topics

8:30 - 9:00 am Welcoming Remarks

  • Tom Fuller, Wyoming Business Council, State Energy Office
  • Tiger Adolf, Wyoming Energy Council and Wyoming Home Performance

9:00 - 9:30 am Opening Keynote Presentation
What Homeowners are Telling Us

The Wyoming Public Service Commission recently held a series of over 30 town meetings around the state to discuss rising energy costs, conservation measures and incentives, and energy-related assistance programs. Chairman Cindy Lewis will share what she and her fellow commissioners have learned first-hand from consumers.

Kathleen "Cindy" Lewis, Chairman, Wyoming Public Service Commission
Chairman Lewis earned her law degree from the University of Wyoming in 1984, after graduating cum laude from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1981 with a bachelor of arts in legal studies. Just prior to her June 2004 appointment to the PSC, she served as executive director of the Wyoming Board of Parole, and has practiced law in Wyoming for over 20 years. She was a senior staff attorney for Legal Services for Southeastern Wyoming, assistant bar counsel for the Wyoming State Bar, executive secretary and legal counsel for the state Board of Equalization and staff attorney for Wyoming Supreme Court Justice Marilyn S. Kite. Chairman Lewis is a member the Gas Committee and the Task Force on Climate Change of the National Association of Regulating Utility Commissioners. She is also Chairman of the Gas Committee for the Western Conference of Public Service Commissioners.

9:30 - 10:30 am Energy Efficiency Program Snapshots: Wyoming
Highlights of regional utility activities related to residential energy efficiency activities being offered now and program planning underway for implementation in 2009.

10:30 - 11:00 am Refreshment break

11:00 - 12 noon Energy Efficiency Program Snapshots: Neighboring States
Highlights of regional utility activities related to residential energy efficiency activities being offered now and program planning underway for implementation in 2009.

12 noon - 1:00 pm Lunch Buffet and Roundtable Discussion
Most popular discussion topics as determined at morning registration are posted on lunch tables. Attendees are invited to participate in the peer-matching discussion that most interests them. A table representative with will compile the top 3 "take-away messages" to share with the others in the online workshop proceedings.

1:00 - 1:30 pm The Importance of Contractor Credentialing
Enforcement of industry and program standards is vital to ensure the potential to deliver true home performance improvements. EPA, DOE and HUD have provided a grant to the Building Performance Institute to minimize program sponsor liability with independent, third-party quality assurance. Learn how BPI benchmarks standards and raises the performance bar for technicians and the companies that employ them.

1:30 - 2:00 pm Home Energy Audit Resources for Wyoming Utilities
Mac Juarez, Continental Divide Electric Cooperative
Overview of resources available to help homeowners analyze and improve the energy efficiency of their homes.

2:30 - 2:45 pm Refreshment break

2:45 - 3:45 pm Financing Energy Efficiency
Overview of resources available to finance home energy efficiency improvements.

3:45 - 4:45 pm Energy Efficiency Program Resources for Utilities
Highlights of best practices and lessons learned from trade allies supporting programs sponsored by Wyoming and neighboring utilities.

4:45 - 5:00 pm Closing Remarks

  • Tom Fuller, Wyoming Business Council
  • Tiger Adolf, Wyoming Energy Council and Wyoming Home Performance

5:00 pm Adjourn


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Archived Sponsors from 2008


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Wyoming Home Performance Alliance is a voluntary initiative that allows Wyoming-based energy utilities and developers, government, education, and private-sector organizations to publicly demonstrate their commitment to encouraging Wyoming residents to take control of rising residential utility costs by using a comprehensive "whole-house" approach to make energy-related improvements. The WHP Alliance provides a forum for energy utilities and other organizations to enhance and expand WHP program offerings statewide as attention focuses on the most expensive-ever home heating season starting this fall. Founding WHP Alliance Partners include Black Hills Power and subsidiary Cheyenne Light, Fuel, & Power; SourceGas, and Wyoming Rural Electric Association (WREA). www.wyominghomeperformance.com

Media Sponsors

Green-Level Sponsors

Cheyenne Light, Fuel & Power Company, a subsidiary of Black Hills Corporation, is primarily engaged in the purchase, transmission, distribution and sale of electricity and natural gas. We service approximately 80,000 residents in more than 1,200 square miles of certificated territory in southeast Wyoming including the city of Cheyenne and the towns of Pine Bluff, Burns and Carpenter. www.cheyennelight.com

Convectair's creation in 1983 stems from a large Canadian public utilityís search for innovative residential heating solutions combined with the experience and knowhow of a leading European group. For over 20 years, Convectair has been dedicated to providing more energy efficient solutions to homeowners in North America. Its products include reliable electronic controls, proprietary heating elements and advanced cabinet design. This expertise is helping over 100 co-ops better respond to their membersí needs while improving their load profile. www.convectair.com

Electric & Gas Industries Association (EGIA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing energy efficiency and renewable energy solutions through a nationwide network of contractors, distributors, manufacturers and utility partners. As a leading provider of resource efficiency services and energy efficiency program administration for utility companies and water agencies, EGIA also provides the home improvement industry, utility companies and state agencies with comprehensive consumer energy efficiency and solar financing solutions and has administered some of the nationís largest utility and state sponsored energy efficiency financing programs. www.egia.org

Market Development Group works with energy organizations and their allies to design, develop and deliver innovative marketing plans and programs that address energy efficiency, renewable energy and customer service objectives. The EGIA/Anaheim Utilities Home Energy Makeover Contest and the Orlando Utilities Commission CFL Fund Raiser are among the programs that weíve conceived, developed, adapted and implemented. ìMarket Developmentsî is our free email newsletter that details our current projects and other items of interest. To view it online or subscribe, visit www.marketdevelop.com.

Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association is a wholesale electric power supplier owned by the 44 electric cooperatives it serves. Tri-State generates and transports electricity to its member systems throughout a 250,000 square-mile territory across Colorado, Nebraska, New Mexico and Wyoming. www.tristategt.org

Wyoming Rural Electric Association was created cooperatives to represent them and their rural electric consumers. Governed by a board of directors the WREA board has one representative from each of the eleven distribution cooperatives and three generation and transmission cooperatives, one co-op one vote. www.wyomingrea.org

Blue-Level Sponsors

Apogee Interactive, Inc is a leading provider of online solutions for the energy industry. Our online tools increase customer satisfaction while reducing operating costs. APOGEE's applications include CommercialEnergySuiteTM, HomeEnergySuiteTM, Kids Korner, eLearning systems, load management platforms, BillingInsightsTM providing intelligent scripting for CSRís handling high bill calls and many more. www.apogee.net

Green Build Technology has a mission to educate individuals and organizations about energy efficient building methods and technologies, maximize energy efficiency in residential and commercial buildings while staying within budgetry constraints, and minimize our impact on the environment as an organization and individually. www.greenbuildtechnology.com

Rocky Mountain Power is a subsidiary of PacifiCorp, one of the lowest-cost electricity producers in the United States, providing more than 1.6 million customers with reliable, efficient energy. www.rockymtnpower.net


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