Highlighting the successes of energy efficiency programs that are helping Midwest industries and manufacturers reduce energy use and costs.
Due to the generous support of our sponsors there is no cost to attend the summit.
8:30 a.m. Welcome
Lola Schoenrich, Program Director, Great Plains Institute
Janet Streff, Manager, State Energy Office, Minnesota Department of Commerce Division of Energy Resources and Representative for Midwestern Governors Association Chair, Governor Mark Dayton, State of Minnesota
8:45 a.m. Effective Industrial Energy Efficiency Programs
What defines a successful industrial energy efficiency program? What makes them a success? Panelists will share the results of recent in-depth studies examining these questions from different perspectives.
Moderator: Kate Tomford, Chief Sustainability Policy Advisor, Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity
Beyond Lighting: Comparative Assessment of Ratepayer-Funded Industrial Energy Efficiency Programs– Nate Aden, Research Fellow, World Resources Institute
Industry Perspective: Economic Benefits and Effective Program Design - John A. Seryak, PE, Energy Engineer, the Ohio Manufacturers Association and CEO, Go Sustainable Energy.
Industrial Energy Efficiency: Designing Effective State Programs - Jay Wrobel, Supervisor, Advanced Manufacturing Office, US Department of Energy
10:00 a.m. Break
10:15 a.m. Reaction Roundtable of Industrial Energy Efficiency Program Users and Administrators
What does it take on the ground to make industrial efficiency programs work well for program users? The different perspectives on this roundtable will provide insight on the needs of the range of different program users.
Moderator: Jessica Burdette, Supervisor, Conservation Improvement Program, Minnesota Department of Commerce Division of Energy Resources
Jeff Kaman, Energy Manager, John Deere
Steve Hinkens, Corporate Energy Manager, Briggs and Stratton Corporation
Dean Laube, Regional Director, Franklin Energy
Jon F. Williams, Manager Energy Efficiency Demand Response, AEP Ohio
11:45 a.m. Closing Comments
Dan Seals, Assistant Director, Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity
Stacey Paradis, Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance
12:00 p.m. Adjourn
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