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2015 ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Industry


"Energy Efficiency: Integrating Technology, Policy, and People"

August 4, 2015 - August 6, 2015
Hyatt Regency Buffalo
Buffalo, NY



Industrial Summer Study Overview

Industrial energy efficiency is changing – gone are the days of a single person in a plant trying to manage plant energy use by themselves with an Multimeter and an Excel spreadsheet – now it’s all about integrating energy data into production management systems and empowering decision makers with contextualized historical information and near real-time energy cost forecasting. This year’s ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Industry will bring you the latest thinking on managing plant energy use, national energy policy and industrial energy efficiency program administration.

Lunch and dinner sessions will feature thought leaders on the direction of industrial energy efficiency. Each will be chosen for their leadership and ability to see ten-twenty years into the future of industrial energy use.

2015 Co-Chairs


This year’s conference will have six panels with concurrent sessions held over two days, each developed around a hot topic in industry energy efficiency.

  1. Strategic Energy Management
  2. Sustainability
  3. Smart Manufacturing
  4. Beyond Best Practices
  5. Policy and Resource Planning
  6. Delivering Results

One of the most valued features of ACEEE Summer Studies is the opportunity to network. The program will include many breaks of considerable length to facilitate quality conversations. As the title of this year’s conference indicates, energy efficiency is all about connecting people with challenges with those who have solutions. We suggest having several business cards on-hand.

Informal Sessions

Informal sessions are pre-scheduled group discussions intended for those who want to discuss a specific topic, taking advantage of having so many industrial energy efficiency professionals in one place.  These sessions should be a moderated group discussion, not a speaker and audience format. No PowerPoint presentations or commercial materials will be allowed.

New for 2015: In addition to scheduled informal sessions, there will be an “Open Space” informal session on Thursday. This session will allow for impromptu informal sessions, providing the opportunity for people to discuss topics raised while at the conference.

Side Meetings

New for 2015: Rooms will be available to trade and professional organizations that have several members attending our event. This space will provide an opportunity to have private group meetings. Suggested times to host private meetings include Monday morning or afternoon.

Likely Participants Include: Energy efficiency program administrators, evaluators, and contractors; public utility commission and consumer counselor staff members, corporate energy managers and government relations professionals; professionals in the utility sector with responsibilities for efficiency programs, resource planning, regulatory compliance and government relations; energy efficiency solution providers; state energy office officials; energy management firms; and energy efficiency advocacy organizations.