7 Traits of Highly Effective Energy Efficiency Projects

10:00AM - 6:00PM

7 Traits of Highly Effective Energy Efficiency Projects Ricson Chude, P.E., C.E.M., C.E.A., C.M.V.P. Southern California Edison Abstract: Pursuing energy efficiency in place of building new power plants makes sense; and regulators and legislatures in dozens of states have developed policies that incentivize utilities to administer energy efficiency programs. As indicated by the doubling of budgets for utility funded energy efficiency programs from 2007 to 2010, utilities have pursued a suite of energy efficiency programs that support market transformation and have been champions in educating consumers on the economic and environmental benefits of energy efficient devices and energy management (IEE Brief 2011) In this presentation, the presenter will leverage his experience gained from reviewing hundreds of demand side management projects and uncover 7 common traits that have been identified in highly effective energy efficiency projects. Utilizing real world projects as case studies, the presenter will share some of the key elements that characterize high performing projects as well as highlight the differences between basic retrofits and deep energy savings projects.