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Screening Energy Efficiency: Best Practices Brown Bag

Thursday, November 08, 2012 (1:00 PM - 2:30 PM)

AESP Brown Bag Webinar

Screening Energy Efficiency: Best Practices

November 8, 2012  • 1:00 PM (Eastern Time)

During this Brown Bag, Tim Woolf, vice president at Synapse Energy Economics will provide a high level overview of NHPC’s most recent white paper, which he helped co-author: Best Practices in Energy Efficiency Program Screening: How to Ensure that the Value of Energy Efficiency is Properly Accounted For.  Following his presentation, senior research and evaluation manager at Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships, Elizabeth Titus, will moderate a panel of three speakers, each providing a unique perspective on cost-effectiveness tests and program screening as it relates to the white paper.

As AESP members are aware, the results of these cost-effectiveness tests are fundamental in determining what measures are included in ratepayer funded programs. Tim Woolf and this expert group of panelists will provide AESP members with a better understanding of the current issues surrounding cost-effectiveness, as well as current state and national initiatives aimed at providing more consistency and uniformity in this space. 

Residential Perspective
Pat Stanton, SVP of Policy and Advocacy at Conservation Services Group (CSG)

C&I Perspective
Philippe Dunsky, President of DUNSKY ENERGY CONSULTING

Program Administrator Perspective
Lynn Westerlind, National Grid

Speaker Bios:
Philippe Dunsky
Mr. Dunsky has worked in sustainable energy since 1991, primarily in the fields of energy efficiency and renewable energy. Throughout his career, Philippe has provided analytical support and strategic counsel to a broad array of North American clients, including governments, utilities, private firms and non-profit organizations. He has notably been responsible for the design of large-scale electric, gas and multi-fuel energy efficiency and renewable energy plans and programs. 

Pat Stanton
In her 10th year at CSG, Ms. Stanton offers a tremendous amount of experience in residential energy efficiency, public policy, and regulatory compliance.  She leads CSG’s public initiatives working with national, regional and state allies to advocate for strong policies focused on the wise use of energy.

Lynn Westerlind
Lynn is the manager of policy and evaluation for National Grid's Massachusetts energy efficiency programs.  She joined National Grid in 2005 after working in the energy supply industry for a number of years.  While at National Grid, she has held various positions, including manager of Energy Efficiency, Regulatory Affairs in New York and lead analyst, Energy Efficiency Evaluation & Regulatory Affairs in New England.  During her time at National Grid, she has had responsibility for energy efficiency evaluation and planning in New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Massachusetts and New York.   She is currently a committee member of the Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnership’s Regional Evaluation, Measurement and Verification Forum,  co-chair of the Consortium for Energy Efficiency's Evaluation & Research Committee and the chair of the Massachusetts Evaluation Management Committee.

Tim Woolf
Tim is a vice president at Synapse Energy Economics. He has 30 years of experience working on a variety of electricity industry regulation and planning issues. The primary focus of his work includes energy efficiency program design and policy analysis; technical and economic analyses of electricity systems; renewable resource technologies and policies; clean air regulations and policies; and many aspects of consumer and environmental protection. Prior to working at Synapse, Mr. Woolf was a commissioner at the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities.  In this role, he addressed a variety of regulatory issues, with a focus on energy efficiency, decoupling, smart grid, distributed generation, renewable resources, and demand response in wholesale markets. He was a board member on the Energy Facility Citing Board and also served as President of the New England Conference of Public Utility Commissioners. Mr. Woolf has testified as an expert witness in many state regulatory proceedings and has authored numerous reports on electricity industry regulation and analysis. He has also represented a variety of clients in relevant working groups, task forces, collaborative and settlement negotiations. Mr. Woolf has published articles on electric utility regulation and planning in Energy Policy, Public Utilities Fortnightly, The Electricity Journal, Utilities Policy, Energy and Environment, Local Environment and the Review of European Community and Environmental Law. Mr. Woolf holds an MBA from Boston University and a Diploma in Economics from the London School of Economics, as well as a BS in mechanical engineering and a BA in English from Tufts University.

Elizabeth Titus,

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