E)M&V: We’re All In This Together
Perspectives on NMEC, Pay for Performance & Third-Party Implementation
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The theme of our January 31 EM&V Forum at the Pacific Energy Center was the importance of working and learning together in this time of great and rapid change. From the first presentation to the last panel of the day, our engaging panelists offered their unique perspectives on normalized metered energy consumption (NMEC), pay-for-performance and third-party implementation issues, and we were reminded that together we are doing great things.
Some of the highlights of our Forum:
- Jeorge Tagnipes (CPUC) provided an update on the NMEC ruling, which was issued during the Forum and is summarized HERE
- A panel of IOU EM&V and Program Leaders, Athena Besa (Sempra), Meghan Dewey (PG&E), Loan Nguyen (SoCalGas) and Shahana Samiullah (SCE), discussed the impacts of industry changes on the grid, customers, technology and energy efficiency program design and implementation.
- Hilary Polis (Opinion Dynamics) moderated a panel on Pay-for-Performance (P4P). Leif Magnuson (PG&E) provided the origins of P4P programs and shared the stage with PG&E’s residential implementers. It was great to hear from Home Energy Analytics, Franklin Energy, ICF and Build it Green on what they are learning as they implement their programs. Brian Maloney (SCE) outlined the incentive structure, M&V plan, and project requirements for SCE’s Public Sector Performance-Based Retrofit HOPPS, and included helpful information on why NMEC is a good fit for this program. Alison Erlenbach (PG&E) wrapped up the panel with a discussion of key findings and lessons learned from PG&E’s Commercial Whole Building Demonstration.
- Joshua Schellenberg (Nexant) provided the history of demand response evaluation in California.
- After a networking lunch, Brian Arthur Smith (PG&E) moderated a panel on Lessons from the Field: NMEC, P4P and Challenges of Real-Time M&V. David Jump of kW Engineering an overview of site-specific NMEC. Jessica Granderson (LBNL) shared some takeaways from a Connecticut Advanced M&V Pilot and offered some examples of the value of continuous insight. Carmen Best (OpenEE) outlined the regulatory policies that have led us from deemed savings toward our vision of meter-based savings driving investment in grid impacts.
- Christie Torok from the CPUC Energy Division moderated a panel that included Todd Amundson (BPA), Faith DeBolt (SBW Consulting) and Jessica Granderson (LBNL) to discuss Non-Routine Events: What’s the Big Deal? This was a very informative panel that explained what Non-Routine Events (NREs) are, why they are important, and why they shouldn’t derail us from making progress.
- Jarred Metoyer from DNV-GL facilitated an engaging panel discussion on different perspectives of the impact and value of load shape information offered by Paula Gruendling (CPUC IRP), Manisha Lakhanpal (CPUC Supervisor) and Adam Scheer (PG&E).
At the end of the day, moderators were invited back to the stage to present their main takeaway, field questions from the audience and offer their perspective on what issues remain outstanding.
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