Preliminary Agenda

Growing the Energy Efficiency Market in a Period of Change: Why ESCOs Should Thrive

Tuesday, November 14th

5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Conference Welcome Reception

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Exhibitor Setup in Vendor Showcase Area

Wednesday, November 15th

7:00 am - 4:30 pm

7:00 am - 12:00 pm
Exhibitor Setup in Vendor Showcase Area

8:00 am - 12:45 pm
NAESCO Board Meeting (Board Members only)

10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Pre-conference Workshop, Preventing and Resolving Contractual Disputes - complimentary with conference registration, RSVP will be required.


Vendor Showcase Opens

1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Face to Face ESCO-Vendor Member Meetings (Prearranged for NAESCO members only)

2:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Conference Sessions

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Big Data: Do Intelligent, Interoperable Building Systems Create New Business Opportunities for Energy Efficiency?                                                   

  • Increasing computer power and new analytical techniques promise to turn masses of raw data into actionable intelligence—and thereby transform the energy services and utility industries. But the transformational potential of Big Data has hovered on the horizon for some time now.  Has Big Data’s moment finally come?
  • IoT: Remaining Challenges and Barriers

3:30 pm - 4:15 pm
Blending CHP and Renewable Technologies with Energy Efficiency Retrofit Projects: Project Development and Implementation Challenges

4:15 pm - 5:15 pm
Financing a Blended Technology Project through a PPA

5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Opening Night Reception in Vendor Showcase

Thursday, November 16th

​7:30 am - 4:00 pm

7:30 am - 8:30 am
Networking Breakfast in the Vendor Showcase

8:00 am - 8:30 am
NAESCO Annual Meeting (All NAESCO Members are welcome)

8:30 am - 8:45 am
Welcome and Opening Remarks

8:45 am - 9:15 am
Keynote Address

9:15 am - 10:00 am
Battle of the Coasts as California and New York Consider their Respective Visions of the Utility of the Future

10:00 am - 10:30 am
Break in Vendor Showcase

10:30 am - 11:15 am
Smart Cities: New Ideas for Building a Connected Infrastructure

11:15 am - 12:00 pm
Quantifying Non Energy Benefits

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
Will Climate Change be an Industry Driver without Paris?

  • Leadership role of  the states, municipalities, and NGOs
  • Does the Clean Power Plan have any remaining relevance for the State Implementation Plans?
  • Does the paradigm for corporate pursuit of energy efficiency change?

12:30 pm - 1:15 pm
Networking Luncheon

1:15 pm - 1:45 pm
Dessert in Vendor Showcase

1:45 pm - 2:30 pm
Federal Performance Contracting Policies Going Forward

2:30 pm - 3:15 pm
Energy Efficiency Opportunities and Challenges across the Western United States

Conference Concludes


Confirmed Speakers:

Marissa Aho, Chief Resiliency Officer, City of Los Angeles

Shay Bahramirad, Director, Distribution System Planning, Smart Grid and Innovation, ComEd

Nicole Bulgarino, Executive Vice President and General Manager, Federal Solutions, Ameresco

Margie Gardner, Executive Director, California Efficiency + Demand Management Council

Howard Geller, Executive Director, Southwest Energy Efficiency Project

Noah Goldstein, Director, Navigant

Sergio Islas, Distributed Energy Resources Portfolio Design and Acquisition Lead, Southern California Edison

Rawlson King, Communications Director, Continental Automated Building Association

Steve Lindemann, Partner, Stinson Leonard Street

R. Paul Robinson, Chief, Energy Division, U.S. Army Engineering & Support Center

Rob Rouse, Business Development Manager, AECOM

Steve Schiller, Principal, Schiller Consulting

John Shonder, Manager, Federal Business Development, NORESCO

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