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3rd Wyoming Utility Efficiency Exchange
Held March 9-10, 2010 in Cheyenne, Wyoming
Archived Agenda from 2010
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Registration
12:00 noon - 1:30 p.m. Opening Luncheon Buffet with Keynote Presentation
Jackson Hole Energy Sustainability Project
Mark Barron, Mayor, Jackson, Wyoming
Mark Barron is the Mayor of Jackson, Wyoming and has been in office since January 2003. Mayor Barron is a 30-year resident of Jackson Hole and has been a businessman in the community for 26 years. In November 2006, Mayor Barron was the first mayoMark Barronr in Wyoming to sign the Mayor's Climate Protection Agreement, committing the town to reduce greenhouse gases, and provide education and leadership on environmental issues. Since then, all of Jackson facilities and operations, including streetlights and the lights on the Town Square, have gone to 100% renewable energy from a certified hydro-electric plant in Lincoln County, thanks to a forward-looking partnership with Lower Valley Energy (LVE). Mayor Barron is first committed to energy efficiency and conservation, and likes to quote LVE CEO - Jim Webb, who has said, “the least expensive kilowatt is the one not used.” Mayor Barron touts ‘Smart Growth' principles of community planning as a way to mitigate Jackson Hole's housing crisis and growth potential, with efficient use of land and infrastructure.
Session: Perspective from Utilities
Co-chairs: Paul Smith, SourceGas and Matt Daunis, Black Hills Energy
1:30 - 3:00 p.m. Implementing a Demand Side Management Plan in Wyoming: What Works and What Doesn't
Moderator: Matt Daunis, Black Hills Energy
- Russ Kirlin and Mike Orton, Questar Gas
- Paul Smith, SourceGas
- Jeff Bumgarner, Rocky Mountain Power
Utilities will discuss the process and components of presenting a DSM plan to the Wyoming Public Service Commission. They will compare and contrast their efficiency programs and describe the pitfalls, challenges, and unexpected successes experienced in getting their DSM plans approved.
3:00 - 3:15 p.m. Refreshment break
3:15 - 5:00 pm Collaborative Implementation Programs
Moderator: Paul Smith, SourceGas
- Paul Smith, SourceGas - Excess is Out Collaborative
- Blake Smith and Shelly Bouvang - Questar Utah/Wyoming coordination
- Ron Horstman, Western Area Power Administration; Rollie Miller, Wyrulec; Mike McCoy, Tri-State Generation and Transmission Cooperative
- Matt Daunis, Black Hills Energy - Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota, and Iowa
- Jeff Bumgarner, Rocky Mountain Power/PacifiCorp - Oregon, Washington, California, Idaho, Utah, and Wyoming
Utilities will discuss how collaboration and coordination between multiple utilities or the same utility in multiple states aided in successful planning and consistent program implementation.
5:00 - 6:30 pm Networking Reception in hotel lounge
7:30 a.m. -8:30 a.m. Breakfast Buffet served with roundtable discussions
Session: Perspective from Local Governments and Allies
Co-chairs: Shannon Stanfill, Wyoming Business Council State Energy Office and Ron Horstman, Western Area Power Administration
8:30 - 9:30 a.m. Local Government Energy Efficiency Programs
Moderator: Shannon Stanfill, Wyoming Business Council State Energy Office
- Vicki Nemecek, Assistant Director of Public Works, City of Cheyenne
- Tim Sullivan, Chairman, Albany County Commissioners
- Bob McLaurin, Town Manager, Town of Jackson
- Linda Wagner, Town Councilor, Town of Hanna
Learn how these local governments approached energy efficiency programs, including the Energy Efficiency Conservation Block Grants under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, how they selected an Energy Services Company or obtained a commercial energy audit, and how they anticipate working with utilities, contractors, and allies to implement efficiency programs in their communities.
9:30 - 10:30 a.m. Emerging Technology Showcase
Moderator: Ron Horstman, Western Area Power Administration
Discover new energy efficient technologies and how new uses of old technologies are being used to improve residential and commercial energy efficiency.
10:30 - 11:00 a.m. Refreshment break (Move to joint session with Contractor Exchange)
11:00 - 11:15 a.m. Contractor Exchange Welcoming Remarks (Joint session with Contractor Exchange)
Tiger Adolf, Wyoming Energy Council/Wyoming Home Performance Alliance
11:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Introduction to Federal, State and Utility Incentives for Home Improvement Contractors (Joint session with Contractor Exchange)
Moderator: Ed Thomas, UtilityExchange.org
Introductory session will address the potential for incorporating “whole house” energy efficiency and renewable energy initiatives into contracting business practices to leverage federal, state and utility incentive programs. Contractors will learn how to profit from the emerging roles for building performance diagnostics and contractor certification to address energy savings as well as the comfort, health and safety concerns of building owners. Utilities will learn how to incorporate new programs and incentives into their own implementation plans.
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Lunch and Keynote Presentation (Joint Session with Contractor Exchange Participants)
Wyoming's Future in Energy Efficiency
Laura Ladd, Governor's Energy Advisor
Laura LaddLaura Ladd serves as an Energy Advisor to Governor Freudenthal and brings more than a dozen years of finance, project management, marketing and strategic-planning expertise to her current position. Laura has been instrumental in her advisory role to the Wyoming State Energy Program, helping the State Energy Office develop and execute Wyoming's State Energy Plan for the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. Before coming to the Governor's Office, Laura worked with a host of financial, project management, and development projects, including residential, ranch and commercial property development in Wyoming, Texas and Nevada. Laura holds a BS from Pepperdine University and an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
1:30 p.m. Adjourn
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