2017 ACEEE National Conference on Energy Efficiency as a Resource
ACEEE is pleased to announce that Phoenix, Arizona, will be the host city for ACEEE’s 2017 National Conference on Energy Efficiency as a Resource, to be held October 30 – November 1, 2017. Arizona has rapidly emerged as a leading state for energy efficiency programs serving electric and natural gas utility customers. The conference will showcase such efforts and those of other leading states.
ACEEE’s National Conference on Energy Efficiency as a Resource, a biennial event first held in 2001, is widely recognized as the premiere event for examining energy efficiency as a strategic and critical utility system resource. The conference is designed to bring together leading experts from a spectrum of energy industry stakeholders including utilities, regulatory commissions, state governments, consultants, manufacturers, environmental organizations, consumer groups and research Institutes.
Energy efficiency’s importance as a utility resource has never been greater than it is now. The utility industry faces high power plant construction costs and growing cost recovery risks; high and volatile fuel costs; a new wave of environmental compliance costs; mounting concerns about system reliability, and increasing calls for action to address global warming. Energy efficiency is the least-cost response to each of those challenges. Moreover, improving energy efficiency in our homes, businesses and industries reduces energy costs, creates jobs and improves the environment.
As a result of all of these factors, many states have now established aggressive energy savings goals, pushing programs to achieve and sustain unprecedented savings. With these new requirements and goals come a variety of new challenges.
The ACEEE National Conference on Energy Efficiency as a Resource is specifically designed to focus on the issues related to utility-sector energy efficiency policies and programs. We've brought together industry leaders once again to discuss the latest developments in the use of energy efficiency as a key resource for meeting customer and utility system needs and for addressing other critical economic and environmental objectives. The conference will highlight important advances being made in the design and delivery of customer energy efficiency programs, and in the regulatory mechanisms that help make them possible. It will address the many issues facing utilities as they acquire and integrate this resource into their planning and operations.
The program will highlight important advances being made in the design and delivery of customer energy efficiency programs, and in the regulatory mechanisms that help make them possible. The many issues facing utilities as they acquire and integrate this resource in to their planning and operations will be addressed.