EFFICIENCY RENEWABLE ENERGY SUMMIT by cio18038

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									“The promise of renewable energy is profound and can be realized if we aggressively seek
 a global sustainable energy economy,accelerate investment in technology innovations and acknowledge
and mitigate the carbon challenge with necessary policies. It is a matter of national will and leadership.”
--Dan Aruizu, Director, National Renewable Energy Laboratory




                                                                            EFFICIENCY & RENEWABLE
                                                                                 ENERGY SUMMIT
                                                                                        February 21-22, 2008 - Orlando, Florida


                     A Two-Day Strategic Event
              Focusing on the Best and Most Effective
            Trends in Efficiency and Renewable Energy
                for the Energy and Utility Industries


As the future landscape for the energy industry evolves, industry leaders are turning towards efficient and renewable energy as a means for a
cleaner source of generation, security of supply and the need to ensure a diverse portfolio of energy sources. Questions remain on finding the most
efficient and economical way to ensuring these cleaner alternatives for energy productions can meet the world’s energy demands.

ACI’s Efficiency and Renewable Energy Summit will assemble top executives in the energy and utilities industry who can present their successes
in addressing performance and strategies through their own renewable energy projects. Our prestigious speaking faculty will discuss timely issues
such as investing in solar energy, how renewable energy certificates and policies are changing the energy industry, the potential role of biomass
energy and a practical approach to wind integration to name a few topics.

                                                     WHAT WILL BE DISCUSSED:
      •   Discovering new ways to implement renewable energy
          generation without disruption and increase efficiency                   •     Eco-labeling: how to continue the “buzz” for renewable
                                                                                        energy
      •   How renewable energy certificates and policies are
          changing the energy industry                                            •     Global Outlooks and markets for renewable energies

      •   Successful strategies for integrating hydroelectric power               •     Concrete steps and concepts in developing geothermal
                                                                                        energy
      •   Project management, operations and strategic planning for
          energy efficiency                                                       •     Utilities perspective on Ocean Power Projects

      •   Building the business case for buying renewable energy                  •     Contribution of renewable energies to climate protection

      •   A practical approach to wind integration                                •	    Evaluating the next wave of renewable energy concepts
                                                                                        and technologies that will best serve your company and
      •   The potential role of biomass energy                                          executing your strategy
                                                                            							
      •   Maximizing performance and efficiency with Solar energy
                                                                           								•	   The latest renewable energy projects, developments and
      •   Strategies for Nuclear power use and their energy future                      regulations

                                    SPEAkERS INCLUDE REPRESENTATIVES FRoM:
      PACIFIC GAS AND ELECTRIC CoMPANY                                           AUSTIN ENERGY
      FLoRIDA PoWER & LIGHT CoMPANY                                              XCEL ENERGY
      BP ALTERNATIVE ENERGY                                                      SUNEDISoN
      NATIoNAL RENEWABLE ENERGY LABoRAToRY                                       NEW YoRk UNIVERSITY
      SALT RIVER PRojECT                                                         PUGET SoUND ENERGY
      TRANS-ELECT                                                                CoLoRADo SPRINGS UTILITIES
      SAN DIEGo GAS AND ELECTRIC                                                 …And many more!
              SPoNSoRED BY:                                                      IN ASSoCIATIoN WITH:




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                                    EFFICIENCY & RENEWABLE ENERGY SUMMIT
                                                        February 21-22, 2008 - Orlando, Florida




DAY oNE * FEBRUARY 21, 2008
8:00AM-8:30AM               REGISTRATIoN, CoNTINENTAL BREAkFAST & EXHIBITS
8:30AM-8:45AM               CHAIRPERSoN’S WELCoMING REMARkS
8:45AM-9:30AM               THE TASk-AMBIENT LIGHTING oPPoRTUNITY: GREAT oFFICE LIGHTING FoR HALF THE ENERGY

California has arguably the strictest lighting energy code in the country at about 1.0 Watts per square foot for typical office buildings. By taking
advantage of available daylight, new LED task lights, efficient controls and demand response systems, building owners can radically reduce
lighting energy demand (and costs) far below existing code down to 0.5 Watts per square foot or less, while providing high-quality lighting for
occupants. In this presentation, the speaker will cover the technical basics and PG&E’s promotional efforts for this innovative new program

    •    Take advantage of abundant daylight available near windows (on average about 40% of occupied space in office buildings)
    •    Understand the latest design concepts emphasizing high quality task lighting and reduced ambient lighting—how this approach
         improves quality while reducing energy demand
    •    Take an integrated approach to energy efficiency and “demand response” with lighting systems based on the California model

Peter Turnbull, Supervisor, Commercial Office Segment
PACIFIC GAS AND ELECTRIC CoMPANY

Peter Turnbull has 26 years experience with energy efficiency programs at PG&E. He has worked extensively in a number of different technical
areas involving energy efficiency and load management in buildings including lighting, air conditioning, thermal storage, commercial food
service, and codes and standards.

Peter currently supervises the Commercial Office Segment team at PG&E. He has extensive experience in designing and managing energy
efficiency rebate and information programs. He is a member of ASHRAE, and a frequent presenter at various conferences and forums involving
energy efficiency.

Mr. Turnbull holds a Bachelor’s Degree in English from Kalamazoo College, a Master’s Degree in English from the University of Montana, and a
Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering from Montana State University

9:30AM-10:30AM              THE SUNSHINE ENERGY ® PRoGRAM: CASE STUDY oF oNE oF THE MoST SUCCESSFUL RENEWABLE
                            ENERGY PRoGRAMS IN THE NATIoN

Florida Power & Light Company customers have helped make the company’s Sunshine Energy® program among the largest residential
renewable energy programs in the nation. As of February, 2007, more than 30,000 FPL residential customers have voluntarily signed up for
Sunshine Energy.

FPL wouldn’t have achieved these huge renewable milestones without the support of our customers and their participation in the Sunshine
Energy program. This presentation will discuss FPL’s successful renewable energy program as well as dedication to clean, renewable power
and its positive environmental impact.

Mark J. Smith, FPL Energy, Project Management
FLoRIDA PoWER & LIGHT CoMPANY

10:30AM-11:00AM             MoRNING REFRESHMENTS & EXHIBITS
11:00AM-12:00PM             CASE STUDY: BP SoLAR HoME SoLUTIoNS

The BP Solar business became profitable for the first time in 2004 after rapid growth and streamlining. Today, they work in almost 100 countries
and produce more than 200 MW of solar technology every year. Their work includes everything from designing and manufacturing solar electric
systems, through to marketing them to people, businesses and industries.

This presentation will discuss some of the recent highlights, including how BP Solar Home Solutions® are now even more widely available,
thanks to their partnership with home improvement company, Home Depot, in California, New Jersey and Long Island.

This program allows consumers to purchase complete solar systems for their homes from Home Depot centers, making the process of financing,
permitting and installing a home solar system easier.

Lisa Szot, Transmission Manager
BP ALTERNATIVE ENERGY

12:00PM-1:15PM              NETWoRkING LUNCHEoN


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                                    EFFICIENCY & RENEWABLE ENERGY SUMMIT
                                                        February 21-22, 2008 - Orlando, Florida




1:15PM-2:15PM               RENEWABLE ENERGY TECHNoLoGY UPDATE

What’s new in wind, solar, biomass and geothermal technologies? This session will review the state-of-the-art of renewable energy technologies
and provide information on system efficiencies, new product developments, emerging technologies and promising research breakthroughs.

Suzanne Tegen, Post-Doctoral Environmental Researcher
Larry Flowers, Team Leader, Wind Technology Center
NATIoNAL RENEWABLE ENERGY LABoRAToRY

2:15PM-3:15PM               EXPANDING THE ELECTRIC GRID FoR RENEWABLE ENERGY

Renewable energy and fossil resources are typically found in locations remote from the load and need transmission infrastructure to transmit
power to market. This session will provide an overview of transmission planning processes in the West, the major projects under consideration
around the West and how renewable energy resources are being considered in planning. If you are interested in the development of inter-state
and intra-state transmission projects this session is for you.

Rob Kondziolka, Manager, Transmission Planning, SALT RIVER PRojECT
Jerry Vaninetti, Vice President, Western Development, TRANS-ELECT

3:15PM-3:45PM               AFTERNooN REFRESHMENT BREAk
3:45PM-4:45PM               PRoCURING RENEWABLE ENERGY RESoURCES

Planning and procuring renewable energy resources can be viewed as a four part process, identifying power resource needs (Resource
Planning), evaluating the risks of alternative resources within a utility power portfolio (Metrics), designing a procurement process to obtain bids
for new generation (RFP) and negotiating contracts (Risk Allocation). This two part session will explore development of Metrics and RFPs to
shed light on the most effective processes.

Dan Frank, Electric Contract Manager, Renewable Development
SAN DIEGo GAS AND ELECTRIC

4:45PM-5:00PM               CHAIRPERSoN’S CLoSING REMARkS
5:00PM-7:00PM               NETWoRkING CoCkTAIL RECEPTIoN SPoNSoRED BY BLACk & VEATCH
                            CLoSE oF DAY oNE SESSIoNS

DAY TWo: FEBRUARY 22, 2008
8:00AM-8:30AM               REGISTRATIoN, CoNTINETAL BREAkFAST & EXHIBITS
8:30AM-8:45AM               CHAIRPERSoN’S oPENING REMARkS
8:45AM-10:00AM              kEYNoTE SESSIoN: CASE STUDY: AUSTIN ENERGY’S GREENCHoICE PRoGRAM

Austin Energy’s GreenChoice Program has brought more new renewable energy into operation than any other green energy program in the US.
This presntation explains why GreenChoice has been so successful. Issues addressed include: pricing, resource acquisition, marketing and
promotion, and features of program design that distinguish GreenChoice from other green power programs.

GreenChoice has enrolled over 10,000 residential customers and more than 400 businesses. GreenChoice accounts for 6% of Austin Energy’s
total electrical energy supply. The renewable energy sources that furnish GreenChoice are wind, landfill methane, and small hydro-electric. The
program grew largely through word of mouth and low-cost marketing efforts. New renewable energy facilities have been added in four stages
since the program was launched in 2000, and following and more will be added to meet growing customer demand for clean renewable energy.

Mark Kapner, P.E., Senior Strategy Engineer
AUSTIN ENERGY

10:00AM-10:30AM             MoRNING REFRESHMENT BREAk




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                                    EFFICIENCY & RENEWABLE ENERGY SUMMIT
                                                        February 21-22, 2008 - Orlando, Florida




10:30AM-11:30AM             PRoGRESS ENERGY FLoRIDA RENEWABLE ENERGY PRoGRAM

In April 2007, Progress Energy Florida launched an innovative renewable energy program that saves customers’ money by harnessing solar
energy to heat water in their homes. The program combines traditional demand side energy savings with innovative renewable energy sources;
combining PEF’s EnergyWise program with new solar water heating systems.

Participating customers are eligible for an up-front $450 incentive and on-going credits for their EnergyWise program participation of up to $60
each year. This program encourages our customers to help the environment by implementing renewable energy technologies in their homes in a
cost effective manner.
This presentation will discuss the program design, implementation and success of this program.
     •   Creatively design DSM programs that are cost-effective utilizing solar technologies.
     •   Bridge the benefits of capacity while applying the benefits of a solar renewable program.
     •   Program implementation tips.

John Masiello, Director of Demand Side Management and Alternative Energy
PRoGRESS ENERGY

John Masiello is Director of Demand Side Management and Alternative Energy for Progress Energy Florida. John leads a team responsible for
researching, developing and implementing the company’s energy-efficiency and alternative-energy programs. His focus is on designing energy-
management solutions that reduce operating costs and maximize efficiencies.

John has a long history of pioneering energy-efficiency and alternative-energy solutions throughout Progress Energy’s service territory. Under his
leadership, Progress Energy has received several awards from environmental and state agencies, including the following:
    •    EPA’s 2000 Energy Star Homes Ally of the Year Award
    •    Corporate Energy Manager of the Year – Region 2
    •    2003 and 2006 Sustainable Florida Award

Currently, John’s team is pioneering fuel-cell vehicle and hydrogen electric production technology in Central Florida, in partnership with
the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Chevron, British Petroleum, and Ford Motor Company.


11:30AM-12:30PM             UNDERSTANDING THE CHALLENGES FoR RURAL ELECTRIC PRoVIDERS
Cooperatives and Generation and Transmission Companies in the West’s rural areas face unique challenges to develop and support renewable
energy projects. This session is designed to discuss barriers, opportunities and policies that can aid in the development and procurement of
renewable energy projects. Topics will include collective bidding methods, supportive policy, small scale project development and more.
Rick Gilliam, Director, Western States Policy, SUNEDISoN

12:30PM-1:30PM              NETWoRkING LUNCHEoN
1:30PM-2:15PM               CASE STUDY: INTERCoNNECTING WIND ENERGY To THE ELECTRIC GRID

In the past few years significant-sized wind projects have been interconnected to the grid around the West. What effects have this variable
resource had on the electric power system? What steps were taken by the utility and developer to ensure a smooth interconnection and
integration process? This session will present case studies from utilities that have connected wind projects in their service territory. The predicted
and actual costs of wind integration will also be addressed.

Steve Mornis, Representative, Transmission Accounts, Kevin Pera, Specialty Eng, Transmission Operations, XCEL ENERGY, PUBLIC
SERVICE CoMPANY oF CoLoRADo


2:15PM-3:15PM               U.S. RENEWABLE ENERGY PoLICY SCENARIoS

The presentation will provide an overview of the Annual Energy Outlook 2008, focusing on mid-term projections for electricity and renewable
generation markets. In addition, the presentation will review a number of recent studies published by EIA examining proposed policies that could
significantly affect renewable energy markets. Studies reviewed will include national renewable portfolio standards, tax credit extensions, and
carbon reduction policy.
     -    Use EIA products to assess official government projections for specific renewable energy markets
     -    Utilize EIA special reports in conjunction with AEO projections to gain a more complete understanding of potential policy impacts on
          renewable energy markets
     -    Differentiate the impacts of a variety of policies that may affect renewable energy markets
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                                   EFFICIENCY & RENEWABLE ENERGY SUMMIT
                                                      February 21-22, 2008 - Orlando, Florida




Chris Namovicz, Operations Research Analyst
ENERGY INFoRMATIoN ADMINISTRATIoN

Chris Namovicz is an Operations Research Analyst for the Energy Information Administration’s Office of Integrated Analysis and Forecasting.
Mr. Namovicz maintains and updates wind and solar portions the National Energy Modeling Systems (NEMS), which is the primary model used
to develop EIA’s Annual Energy Outlook. Mr. Namovicz is responsible for analysis and forecasting of renewable resources and generation,
including several reports to Congress analyzing the impact of renewable energy policies such as a national renewable portfolio standard and
production tax credits. Prior to joining EIA, Mr. Namovicz worked as an Energy Policy Analyst with SENTECH, Inc. and Senior Analyst with
Technology & Management Services, Inc. He holds an M.S. in Environmental Science from Johns Hopkins University and B.S. in Engineering
and Public Policy from Washington University in St. Louis.

3:15PM-3:45PM              AFTERNooN REFRESHMENT BREAk
3:45PM-4:15PM              METRICS AND TooLS FoR EVALUATING RENEWABLE ENERGY

The metrics chosen to evaluate renewable energy resources are crucial. These include load forecasts, electric price forecasts, gas price
forecasts, capital costs, discount rates, and environmental requirements, such as carbon adders. This session will highlight modeling tools,
such as Monte Carlo analysis, that depend on and inform the evaluation metrics.

Phillip Popoff, Manager, Integrated Resource Planning, PUGET SoUND ENERGY
John Romero, General Manager, Acquisition, Engineering and Planning, CoLoRADo SPRINGS UTILITIES

4:15PM-5:00PM            INTERACTIVE PANEL DISCUSSIoN: RENEWABLES - PoTENTIALS & GoALS
Developing renewable energy resources provides benefits, but how much should we rely upon solar, wind, biomass and geothermal for our
future energy needs? How much is enough and how much is too much? To date, development has been largely driven by portfolio mandates
and tax policy.

This session will provide information on recent events and future trends that re-shaping the potential of renewables.

5:00PM            CHAIRPERSoN’S CLoSING REMARkS
                  CLoSE oF CoNFERENCE




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                                 EFFICIENCY & RENEWABLE ENERGY SUMMIT
                                                    February 21-22, 2008 - Orlando, Florida




                                                             WHo WILL ATTEND

Senior-level executives, EVPs, SVPs, VPs, Directors, Senior Managers and General Managers in the energy industry who are responsible for
and have a vested interest in:
                        •   Renewable Energy                                   •   Energy Operations

                        •   Alternative Energy                                 •   Research & Development

                        •   Sustainable Energy                                 •   Safety, Security and Environment

                        •   Environmental Policy                               •   Green Power Marketing

                        •   Business Development                               •   Power Generation
                        •   Marketing                                          •   Investment
                        •   Engineering                                        •   Government Policy
                        •   Strategic / Corporate Planning



                                             CONFERENCE FEES AND REGISTRATION

                                                     Conference Fee: $2,390
                                               Conference Documentation CD: $615
                                   (Documentation CD includes copies of all proceedings on CD
                                                     and shipping is included)
                                                  REGISTER 3 & GET 1 FREE!
         Any organization registering three persons at the same time will be entitled to a fourth registrant FREE of charge!
                            PAYMENT: ACI must receive payment 5 days after receiving booking form.




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