The Wisconsin Chapter of the Association of Energy Engineers (WAEE)

8:30 Breakout Session:  

Topic:  Understanding Utility Bills     

Description:  Understanding utility bills can be challenging.  What are peak demand, customer demand (sometimes called ratchet demand), power factor, and load factor?  These will be explained along with how they are billed.  In addition, learn how to use graphical profiles to analyze demand, determine cost impacts of demand shifting, demand and set usage reduction goals.  

Speaker Information:  Nicholas Welch is a Senior Service Manager at We Energies working with large electric and natural gas customers. Nicholas has a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering degree from UW-Milwaukee and is an EIT, CEM and CDSM. His past work has been specializing in energy efficiency, having worked for 7 years on We Energies energy efficiency programs serving large and small commercial and industrial customers.

Jeff Mackey is an Energy Engineer from Franklin Energy Services.  During the past eight years, Jeff has worked with hundreds of industrial and commercial customers of We Energies to improve energy efficiency.    He has a B.S. in Industrial Engineering from UW-Madison and is certified CEM (AEE), CPIM and CIRM (APICS). 

Topic:  "The Energy Efficiency Gap"   

Description:  Energy efficiency projects are not being implemented despite the fact that they could significantly reduce energy consumption at low cost.  The gap exists because of market failures, behavioral effects and modeling flaws.  Behavioral economics particularly recent research from Harvard Environmental Economics Program (HEEP) offers interpretations of how businesses can reframe solutions to overcome this gap.

Speaker Information:  Brendon Dorn works in the area of energy and infrastructure for HGA Architects and Engineers; he is an adjunct instructor in Economics for Waukesha County Technical College in their Social Sciences Department and an instructor for UW-Milwaukee School of Continuing Education.  At HGA, Brendon performs research, simulation and analysis of various energy and functional strategies to identify and quantify their impact on the overall project.

Topic:  Energy Efficient Water Pressure Boosting   

Description:  According to the DOE, pump systems account for nearly 20% of the world’s energy consumption as pump systems are in almost all commercial, industrial and residential buildings so the scale of the opportunity is tremendous.  There has been a revolution in the pumping industry centered on ease of use and maintenance, but most importantly energy optimization.  The key areas of this revolution are in the form of pumping design changes, control scheme flexibility, and what that means to energy optimization and the primary metrics by which efficiency should be measured.  This along with case studies will be covered in this presentation.

Speaker Information:  Jessica Morrison and Pete Korzeniewski from Grundfos will be presenting.  Jessica is Business Development Manager, CEM, where here primary role is to engage utilities to transform the pump market from standard low efficiency pumps to high efficiency products.  Prior to this role Jessica was Key Accounts Manager for WE Energies working with large industrial and commercial customers and has also served as an Energy Advisor for Franklin Energy Services.  

Topic:  Improving Exhaust Fan Energy Efficiency  

Description:  Improving exhaust fan efficiency is an often overlooked opportunity to save energy.  Advances in motor and controls technology will be presented.

Speaker Information:  Marty Johnson is an application engineer with the Greenheck Fan Corporation.  He has worked in the HVAC industry for more than 20 years in many different roles from installer to service technician to owner and sales.  In 2007, he returned to school and received a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin- Platteville.  He joined Greenheck in June of 2013.

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