Dec. 4-6, 2016
500 East 4th Street, Austin, Texas
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.
The 2016 Intelligent Efficiency Conference will bring together people from the IT, telecom, energy efficiency, utility, solution provider, and policy 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 over a dozen breakout sessions. The theme of this year’s conference is “Lessons From the Field, Vision to the Future.” With this in mind, our breakout session speakers will share case studies and field results while our featured speakers will share their insights into how such results provide a glimpse into the future.
Sessions will focus on the policies, programs, and practices that are changing and improving as a result of the application of ICT. We are bringing back the Trading Space session — which was so successful last year — 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 pitches 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 and program evaluation, measurement, and verification (EM&V), and the integration and load balancing of distributed energy resources into the electric grid. And since we’re in Austin, we’re going to feature local and state policy stakeholders who will share their thoughts on how Texas is and can embrace intelligent efficiency. Our Monday lunch panel will feature directors of several of Texas’ university-based energy efficiency-focused research centers. They will share information on their work and how they are partnering with other organizations.
And an ACEEE conference would not be complete without ample time to network. In addition to two receptions, we have allowed plenty of time between sessions for people to meet, exchange business cards and talk about what’s next. This conference exists to facilitate greater and faster adoption of intelligent efficiency technologies, practices and policies. It exists for the people who will make intelligent efficiency everyday efficiency. It exists to be a space for you to learn, share and meet.
Likely Participants Include: Energy efficiency program developers and administrators, state and local government policymakers, staff, and associations, chief technology officers and chief information officers, service providers, investors, entrepreneurs, hardware and software developers, ICT solution providers, building automation providers, and smart manufacturing, smart transportation, smart buildings, and smart cities leaders.
Plenaries and breakout sessions will cover how intelligent efficiency is changing:
Energy efficiency program design and execution
Utility regulation and state and local policies
Grid integration of distributed energy resources
Local government services to community residents
Evaluation, measurement, and verification (EM&V)
Data analytics to identify opportunities and track savings
For more information or to register for the conference, visit http://aceee.org/conferences/2016/ie