Free webinar: Leveraging ratepayer programs to cut industrial energy use

May 15, 2014
Thursday May 15 2014 at 11 am PST, 2 pm EST

Register now for our May webinar on industrial energy efficiency (IEE) programs and find out why program administrators are looking to the industrial sector as a low-cost and large potential source for energy efficiency resources.

Hosted by IIP and the SEE Action Network in partnership with the Clean Energy Solutions Center (CESC), this webinar will look at 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 US industry sector accounts for around a third of all energy consumed in the country. Despite its high energy needs, the 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. Many of these programs have had considerable success in recent years: by helping states to meet their energy-saving goals, cutting costs for ratepayers, and improving the productivity and practices of industrial firms undertaking the programs.

But achieving success in IEE programs requires significant upfront investment and steady commitment over a number of years. In practice, the experience of strong IEE programs shows that the dedicated effort required is worth it – not only in terms of the robust and low-cost energy savings – but in demonstrating the value proposition of energy efficiency and program offerings to industrial companies, helping to keep and grow this important customer base.

The webinar will discuss 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 primarily on ratepayer programs – that is, those funded by electricity and gas customers.



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 US Environmental Protection Agency’s Combined Heat and Power Partnership and the US Department of Energy’s Distributed Energy program.

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 Crossman 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’s focuses on program design and strategy to reduce the energy intensity of Oregon industries.  

Sandy Glatt, Project Manager, US DOE, 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 is leading the new Better Buildings Initiative Industrial Strategic Energy Management Ratepayer-funded Accelerator effort.

Wendy MacPherson, Senior Project Manager, NYSERDA. Ms. MacPherson is a Senior Project Manager at NYSERDA in the Process, Power and FlexTech group.   She is based out of Albany and her focus is on the Industrial & Process Efficiency Program.  NYSERDA’s Industrial & Process Efficiency Program 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, NY.