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Ohio Energy Efficiency Technical Resource Manual Workshop

Case No. 09-512-GE-UNC


Energy Efficiency Evaluation, Measurement and Verification (EM&V)
Public Utilities Commission of Ohio
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
9:00 am – 12:30 pm
Public Utilities Commission of Ohio
180 East Broad Street, Room 11E
Columbus, Ohio 43215
Workshop Webcast: 
Northwest Council Demonstration: 
Dial-in Information: (614) 644-1080

Workshop Objectives

  • Provide stakeholders with a common background of EM&V approaches and issues in order to facilitate discussion, among stakeholders, of an Oho approach to efficiency EM&V
  • Provide forum for discussion of EM&V issues, in particular those indicated in the PUCO June 24, 2009 Entry for Case number 09-512-GE-UNC, and to both gather initial input from stakeholders and support the preparation of any formal comments which are on due on July 15th and July 24th.

Preliminary Workshop Agenda

Presentations/Q&A Portion

9:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

  1. Introduction of presenters: Commission staff and Consultants from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Chuck Goldman, Tom Eckman and Steve Schiller)
  2. Introduction to EM&V
    1. Types of evaluations and definitions
    2. Objectives of evaluation and M&V
    3. Overview of evaluation approaches
    4. EM&V issues which require consideration
  3. Technical Reference Manual (TRM) – defining how savings will be determined for Ohio utility programs
    1. Definition of TRM
    2. Proposed contents, schedule, development plan for Ohio TRM
    3. Web presentation of the Northwest’s Regional Technical Forum TRM
  4. Overview of Evaluation Roles and Schedule

    10:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

    Discussion of EM&V Issues – as they may affect the approach and scope of the TRM
    11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

  5.  Brief review of provisional recommendations as presented in the June 24th Entry, Appendix A, followed by questions and input from workshop participants:
    • Should the Commission evaluate performance of utility programs on the basis of achieved gross or net savings, or both?
    • How should baseline efficiency and market penetration be defined for determining energy savings and demand reductions
    • Should reported energy savings and demand reduction use retroactive or prospective TRM values?
    • Should the cost-effectiveness test be applied at the measure, project, program or portfolio level?
    • What expectations should the Commission establish for energy savings and demand reduction determination certainty?
    • Other issues as raised by workshop participants
  6. Brief review of TRM contents and utility August 3rd and September 15th submittal requirements as presented in the June 24th Entry, Appendix B, followed by questions and input from workshop participants.



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