Tuesday January 14, 2014 from 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM CST
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Fairmont Hotel 
200 North Columbus Drive
Chicago, IL 60601

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Amanda Bilek 
Great Plains Institute 

Midwest Industrial Energy Efficiency Summit:

Scoring Savings with Effective Program Design

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.

Final Agenda

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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