The EM&V Forum, typically held in the mid-Winter, brings together EM&V, data science, and implementation professionals from across the energy efficiency, demand response, and DER communities to explore critical technical topics that are essential for addressing California’s clean energy policies.
The Spring Symposium, typically held in the early Spring, is the Council’s one-day professional education conference, focused on practical approaches that can be taken to more effectively deploy efficiency and demand management resources needed to combat climate change. Our guest speakers oftentimes inspire and inform us about the tools and tactics that hopefully lead to positive impacts for our future.
The Fall Conference, typically held in the late Fall, is the Council’s premier annual event which focuses on addressing key policy issues during a one-day in-person conference format. The issues are often focused on how efficiency and demand management resources can be developed and enhanced through the development and support of solid and implementable policies. We often bring together policy makers (e.g., elected leaders) with policy implementers (e.g., regulators) and other key stakeholders to address important current issues.
Educational Training Course: Energy Efficiency and Demand Response Policy in California
This half-day training, typically held in the middle of Summer, is designed for professionals who are relatively new to the efficiency and demand management industry. Our goal is to raise awareness about our resources by demystifying California’s policies on energy efficiency and demand response. We provide an overview from the early days of energy “conservation” starting in the 1960’s, to the beginnings of demand response during the 2000/2001 energy crisis, and finally up to today’s focus on behind-the-meter clean energy resources, with an aim toward identifying how major events during these periods have influenced the policy landscape of today. We define and dive into pending or recently decided policies and legislation that impact your job and identify resources available to help you do your job more effectively.
The Council hosts regular happy hours with our friends at AESP’s California Chapter to get members and colleagues together to network about progress in the energy efficiency and demand response industry. Happy hours are open to the public so invite your friends and colleagues for an evening of fun, networking, appetizers, and drinks!