International Energy Program Evaluation Conference (IEPEC) 2017

Sponsoring
Aug 7, 2017 to Aug 10, 2017
Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace,
202 E Pratt St
Baltimore, Maryland , 21202
United States
Nexant is pleased to be a Gold Sponsor of IEPEC 2017.

Our substantial practice in planning and evaluating utility programs is shaping the future of the utility industry. We continue to focus on critical issues of customer participation: pricing, behavioral intervention, enabling technology and recently, distributed energy resources (DER).

In this data-rich environment, there is no excuse to be in the dark about the actual impact or effectiveness of your strategies.

Our approach to energy program evaluation is simple: use the best methods to uncover the truth. We give clear and understandable answers to people who care. We test so you can learn. 

We look forward to advancing this important work, with our respected industry colleagues, at IEPEC.

Register here https://www.iepec.org/?p=7530

Nexant Speakers

Session 1C,  Tuesday, August 8, 11:00-12:30

CALIFORNIA’S RESIDENTIAL TIME-OF-USE PRICING PILOT - INITIAL FINDINGS FROM QUANTITATIVE AND SURVEY ANALYSIS

Moderator: Steve Braithwait, Christensen Associates Energy Consulting

This session includes two papers and a commentary that report and discuss initial findings from a large-scale statewide residential time-of-use pricing pilot in California. One paper reports estimated load impacts, bill impacts and attrition rates, while the other reports survey-based estimates of potential economic and health impacts of the rates.

  • Impacts from Large-scale Residential Pilot Opt-in Time-of-use Evaluation - Eric Bell, Nexant
  • Getting a Bead on Hardship - Benn Messer, Research Into Action
    Providing Commentary: How Utilities and Regulators Could Use
  • TOU Research Results - Andrew Lee, Pacific Gas and Electric
    Company (no paper)

 

Session 3A, Tuesday, August 8, 3:45-5:15

OUT OF CONTROL: COMPARISON GROUPS WHOLE-BUILDING.
Moderator: Sami Khawaja, Cadmus
The papers in this session explore different methods of finding the best comparison group for conducting billing analysis when random control trial is not an option.

  • Finding your Perfect Match: A Qualitative Investigation of Matching Approaches - Abigail Nguyen, Applied Energy Group
  • Model-based Matching and Other Benefits of High-frequency Interval Data – Lullit Getachew, DNV GL Energy
  • What is the Role of Comparison Groups in EM&V 2.0? - Josh Schellenberg, Nexant

 

Session 7C, Wednesday, August 9, 3:15-4:45

QUICK TAKE: GROWING UP: THE EVOLUTION OF BEHAVIORAL PROGRAMS
Moderator: Michael Goldman, Eversource Energy
The scope, delivery, and outcome of behavioral programs continue to evolve. This session will focus on new developments and research into behavioral programs with a specific focus on new uses for behavioral programs, new ways of delivering behavioral messaging, and what happens when a program matures.

  • Does How You Pay Your Energy Bill Affect How Much You Pay for Your Energy? - Gomathi Sadhasivan, DNV GL Energy
  • Lessons Learned from a Mature Behavioral Program - Romilee Emerick, DNV GL Energy
  • Maximizing Home Energy Report Savings: Who Saves the Most, the Least, and Why? - Hannah Arnold, Opinion Dynamics
  • Piloting Home-Energy Reports: Testing Both Paper and Electronic Messaging - Candice Potter, Nexant
  • The Reliability of Behavioral Demand Response - Debbie Brannan, Navigant

Speakers

Eric Bell, Ph.D.

Managing Consultant

Dr. Bell is an economist with expertise in Demand Side Management (DSM) Measurement & Evaluation (M&E) load impact evaluations including demand response and energy conservation....read more

Candice Potter

Managing Consultant

Candice joined Freeman, Sullivan & Co. (now Nexant) in 2012 as a Senior Consultant. Candice offers a unique perspective, formed by more than 7 years of analytic, regulatory, and project management experience at San Diego Gas and Electric Co....read more

Josh Schellenberg

Vice President

Josh Schellenberg is a utility industry expert in measuring and understanding consumer behavior change in response to pricing, information feedback and utility incentives....read more