All summer long, I’ve been jealous of my kids as they go to various summer camps, full of fun activities, sunshine, enrichment and the potential make new friendships and connections. Well, now it’s time for the adults to join in the fun! Next week marks the start of a week-long summer camp for energy efficiency geeks, better known as the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) Summer Study, a bi-annual conference held on the beautiful Asilomar Conference Grounds in Pacific Grove, CA.
This year’s conference is especially important as it follows on the heels of two groundbreaking white papers on the role of new technologies in the field of evaluation, measurement and verification (EM&V), better known as EM&V 2.0 (or M&V 2.0). One of the reports was by ACEEE and the other by the Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnership (NEEP) EM&V Forum.
At next week’s conference, there are two sessions that are directly relevant to the industry trend around EM&V 2.0. The first is a presentation by DTE Energy on Monday at 10:30AM, as part of Panel 2 (Residential Buildings). DTE Energy will be discussing their M&V 2.0 pilot with EnergySavvy, focusing on how continuous monitoring of energy and demand savings can enhance their evaluation efforts and add value to their portfolio.
The second is being led by Ellen Franconi from Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) on Tuesday afternoon from 2-4PM, and I’ll be one of several co-hosts for this “informal session.” We are all part of an active working group aiming to help the EE industry understand the benefits of M&V 2.0 and why it is important to utilities, evaluators, regulators, implementers and related stakeholders.
So if you’re also packing your trunk and heading off to camp next week, please mark these two events on your calendar and let’s be sure to connect. If you’re not attending Summer Study, stay tuned for a summary of the discussions by subscribing to our blog!
By: Tim Guiterman, Director of Quantify Solutions