Leveraging Ratepayer Programs to Cut Industrial Energy Use (Webinar)

15 May 2014

The Clean Energy Solutions Center, in partnership with the Institute for Industrial Productivity and the State and Local Energy Efficiency Action Network (SEE Action), hosted this webinar-based training on industrial energy efficiency programs. The webinar considered industrial 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.

The industry sector accounts for approximately one-third of all energy consumed in the United States. Despite its high energy needs, the U.S. industrial sector has the potential to save more energy per program dollar than any other type of energy customer. To capture this potential, many states are instituting energy efficiency programs for industry. Several of these programs have had considerable success in recent years by helping states meet their energy-saving goals, cutting costs for ratepayers and improving the productivity and practices of industrial firms undertaking the programs.

Webinar participants discussed recent findings from the report Industrial Energy Efficiency: Designing Effective State Programs for the Industrial Sector, which was written by IIP and published by the SEE Action Network. It focuses on ratepayer programs—that is, those funded by electricity and gas customers.

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Bruce A. HedmanBruce A. Hedman, Technical Director, IIP

Bruce A. Hedman, Technical Director at IIP. Bruce has over 30 years of experience in industrial energy technology research, development and commercialization. Bruce comes to IIP from ICF International where he led ICF's consulting services practice in distributed generation and CHP. As a vice president at ICF, he provided guidance and support to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Combined Heat and Power Partnership and the U.S. Department of Energy’s Distributed Energy program.

Kim Crossman, Industry and Agriculture Sector Lead, Energy Trust of Oregon.

Kim Crossman, Industry and Agriculture Sector Lead at the Energy Trust of Oregon. As a developer and manager of efficiency and renewable energy projects and programs, Kim has provided clean energy solutions for industrial, institutional and large commercial businesses for 15 years. In her current role as the Industry and Agriculture Sector Lead at the Energy Trust of Oregon, Kim focuses on program design and strategy to reduce the energy intensity of Oregon industries.

Wendy MacPhersonWendy MacPherson, Senior Project Manager, NYSERDA

Wendy MacPherson is a Senior Project Manager at the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) in the Process, Power and FlexTech group. She is based out of Albany and her focus is on the Industrial and Process Efficiency Program, which helps fund efficiency and productivity improvements for manufacturing and data centers. Prior to joining NYSERDA in 2009, Ms. MacPherson worked at Saint-Gobain for 23 years, in the High Performance Materials businesses. She has a breadth of experience in manufacturing, including project and product management of large industrial product lines. Ms. MacPherson has a Masters in Business Administration from Union College in Schenectady, NY and a BS in Industrial Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Rensselaer, New York.

Sandy Glatt, Project Manager, Advanced Manufacturing Office, U.S. DOE

Sandy Glatt, Project Manager, U.S. Department of Energy, Advanced Manufacturing Office. Ms. Glatt is responsible for the development and delivery of programs in the area of industrial energy efficiency focused primarily on developing partnerships with state, local and regional energy efficiency organizations, as well as engaging utilities in the delivery of effective industrial energy efficiency programs and resources. Ms. Glatt is a staff lead for the State and Local Energy Efficiency Action Network’s (SEE Action) Industrial Energy Efficiency and CHP Working Group, and she is leading the new Better Buildings Initiative Industrial Strategic Energy Management Ratepayer-funded Accelerator effort.