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Winter Forum 2015

  • Water Resources Education Center 4600 Southeast Columbia Way Vancouver, WA, 98661 United States (map)

Please join us for our 2015 Winter Forum

Improving Energy Efficiency Now

& In the Years to Come

When:  December 4th - 8:30 am - 1:35 pm

Where: City of Vancouver’s Water Resources Education Center
             4600 SE Columbia Way, Vancouver, WA 98661

Description: The forum day will begin with a regional focus. Charlie Grist will discuss the Northwest’s power system and the factors influencing electrical use. Charlie will provide background on the history of the Northwest Conservation and Electric Power Plans and insight into the future on the soon-to-be adopted Seventh Power Plan. Kim Crossman and JP Batmale will show how the seventh power plan is translated into action through organizations like the Energy Trust, BPA and other local utilities. Aaron Leatherwood will provide further details on how businesses can leverage local programs to make energy efficiency projects cost effective while avoiding pitfalls. The Oregon APEM annual business meeting will be held and we will announce the winner of this year’s Energy Manager of the Year Award.

8:30-9:00        Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00-9:15         Welcome by APEM Board President
9:15-10:10        Seventh Power Plan, Charlie Grist, Northwest Power & Conservation Council
10:10-10:30      Break/Networking
10:30-11:15       Moving from Plans to Action, Kim Crossman and JP Batmale, Energy Trust
11:15-11:45        Energy Manager of the Year Award Presentation
11:45-12:45       Lunch and Annual Business Meeting
12:45-1:30        Energy Efficiency Lighting Initiatives, Aaron Leatherwood, Evergreen                          Consulting Group


  • Charlie Grist, Manager, Conservation Resources
    Charlie will be discussing the Seventh Northwest Power Plan that is currently being developed by the Northwest Power and Conservation Council. The plan is scheduled to be adopted in 2016, which is over 30 after the first power plan was released in 1983. Charlie will discuss the history of the Northwest power plans, current context and he summarize the next 20 years as modeled in the plan.
  •  Kim Crossman, Industrial Sector Lead and JP Batmale, Planning Program Manager
    Kim and JP will connect planning and goal setting based on the seventh power plan. They will discuss the role Energy Trust, BPA and other public play in regards to the northwest power plan. Additionally they will cover how these programs work and available incentives.
  • Aaron Leatherwood, Program Manager & Lighting Specialist
    Aaron will discuss the incentive programs available in Oregon and Washington, with the focus on lighting incentives.  Aaron will discuss how best to take advantage of the available programs, from learning about the program, deciding who installs the product, processing the paperwork and pitfalls to avoid.  The goal is to receive your incentives in a timely manner and enjoy your energy savings for years to come.

CEU: Continuing Education Units available for this forum

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