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IEPEC Panel: Survival--Why Cost-Effectiveness is Becoming the Biggest Challenge Facing Energy Efficiency Programs

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August 7, 2019
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IEPEC Panel: Survival--Why Cost-Effectiveness is Becoming the Biggest Challenge Facing Energy Efficiency Programs

Going to the International Energy Program Evaluation Conference in Denver? Come see Recurve Director of Customer Solutions Adam Scheer along with other distinguished panelists to discuss efficiency’s “cost effectiveness” challenge and how to address it. This panel promises some fireworks as strong industry, utility and regulatory perspectives will all be at the table.

Wednesday, August 21
8:30am - 10:00am
Session 4E

Who should attend:

Efficiency program administrators, evaluators, industry players, regulators/policymakers and anyone in the efficiency chain who is concerned about cost effectiveness. 

Panelists:

Alison LaBonte, California Public Utilities Commission 
Julie Michals, E4TheFuture 
Adam Scheer, Recurve   
Dan Violette, Lumina

This panel focuses on energy efficiency and DSM program cost effectiveness: how it’s measured, why those metrics are becoming increasingly challenging to meet, what can be done, and how evaluation can help. Panelists will address questions such as: Why is cost effectiveness suddenly becoming so challenging? If EE programs are no longer “cost effective,” should they be discontinued, or is this a sign that something else is wrong? What can program managers do to increase program cost effectiveness in the immediate term with existing cost effectiveness tests? Should benefit cost analysis (BCA) be re-formulated or inputs re-defined? Should non-energy benefits (such as climate change, job creation, health, and others) be included in program benefits? If so, how, given that valuing NEBS is challenging?

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Not going to IEPEC but still wondering how efficiency programs can meet the cost effectiveness challenge? Contact us with your questions.

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