Webinar: Leveraging ratepayer programs to cut industrial energy use

Start/Stop Date:
15 May 2014
Institute for Industrial productivity and the SEE Action Network
Focus Areas:
ratepayer programs, industrial energy use
Type of Event:

Registrations have now opened for our free May webinar on US industrial energy efficiency (IEE) programs.

IEE programs in the US are proving to be a cost-effective way to cut energy use, improve productivity and reduce utility rates. This webinar will look at IEE program design across the United States, what has worked well, and what more can be done to improve the outcomes for regulators, industry and ratepayers.

Hosted by IIP and the SEE Action Network in partnership with the Clean Energy Solutions Center (CESC), the webinar will discuss recent findings from the report Industrial Energy Efficiency: Designing Effective State Programs for the Industrial Sector. The report, which was written by IIP and published by the SEE Action Network, focuses primarily on ratepayer programs – that is, those funded by electricity and gas customers. Published in March 2014, the report contains a wealth of information about successful IEE programs, and provides insights on how they can provide real value to industrial customers.

The industry sector currently accounts for around a third of all energy consumed in the United States but, despite its high energy needs, it could save more energy per program dollar than any other type of energy customer.

Many states are now instituting energy efficiency programs to capture this potential. These programs have had considerable success in recent years by helping state governments to meet their energy-saving goals, cutting costs for ratepayers, and improving the productivity and practices of industrial firms undertaking the programs.

Speakers: Bruce Hedman, Technical Director at IIP; Sandy Glatt at the US Department of Energy; and Kim Crossman, Industry and Agriculture Sector Lead at the Energy Trust of Oregon.