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Intelligent Efficiency Conference Overview
Intelligent efficiency holds the promise of substantially reducing energy use while transforming many energy-using markets. Achieving this outcome requires collaboration among the efficiency, technology, and user communities. These communities are largely distinct, and few opportunities have existed to date for the energy efficiency and technology communities to interact. Past interactions have been limited to speakers from one community addressing assemblies of the other.
ACEEE’s second Intelligent Efficiency Conference will convene these diverse communities to facilitate the sharing of ideas and forming of partnerships that will advance the adoption of intelligent efficiency in the marketplace. The Intelligent Efficiency Conference will provide an opportunity to hear from thought leaders and innovators, to learn what is happening in this rapidly evolving world, and to serve as a crucible for the formation of new policies, program strategies and commercial ventures.
The 2015 Intelligent Efficiency Conference will bring together people from the IT, telecom, energy efficiency, utility, solution provider, policy, and energy consumers sectors to share and learn how information and communications technology (ICT) can improve the use of energy. The conference will have featured speakers, plenaries, and almost two dozen breakout sessions. Sessions will focus on policies, programs, and practices that are changing and improving as a result of the application of ICT. For the first time, we are organizing a trading space session during which innovators in search of partners, researchers in search of data, and vendors in search of clients can all describe their work, make their pitch and invite participation.
Attendees will learn about, and be able to participate in, discussions on smart buildings, smart cities, integrated mobility, energy efficiency program design, customer engagement, project evaluation, measurement, and verification (EM&V), and the integration and load balancing of distributed energy resources into the electric grid. Plenaries will discuss how ICT is going to change the customer-funded energy efficiency program sector and related policies, and how it can facilitate inclusion of energy efficiency in state compliance plans for the EPA’s Clean Power Plan.
We hope to see you at the Westin Boston Waterfront on December 6-8th.