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National Conference on Energy Efficiency as a Resource

October 15 – 17, 2019
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Radisson Blu Minneapolis Downtown
Minneapolis, MN

In October 2019 in Minneapolis, ACEEE hosted its tenth National Conference on Energy Efficiency as a Resource (EER), the premier US convening conference on efficiency as a utility system resource. Held every other year since 2001, the conference highlighted the latest developments in the design and delivery of customer energy efficiency programs, and in the regulatory mechanisms that help make them possible.

Utilities and system planners now face increasing expectations from policymakers, regulators and customers. There are challenges to integrate technological advancements, modernize the grid, and meet increasing energy and environmental goals… all while constraining costs. These challenges bring opportunities to better integrate energy efficiency to meet those needs. EER19 had a robust discussion of the many issues facing utilities as they acquire and integrate this resource into their planning and operation.

Highlights of the event included:

  • Crowd favorite "Regional Roundup" plenary highlighting utility energy efficiency updates from across the United States
  • Two additional plenary panels, one moderated by ACEEE's Executive Director, Steve Nadel, on the 'hot topic' of energy efficiency's role in electrification and decarbonization. The second panel will be announced as plans progress
  • An entertaining and interactive poster session while enjoying lunch and networking with colleagues
  • Two dozen breakout sessions on topics including exemplary programs in residential, commercial, and industrial sectors; EE as a distributed resource; the latest developments in electrification; issues in B/C testing and avoided costs; grid-interactive efficient buildings; the latest innovations in policy support for EE; integrated resource planning; market transformation; EE as a non-wires alternative; and various special program area topics, including low-income, rural, new construction, and multifamily programs
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