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OR . . . Why We Think We Know What We Think We Did. Development and Deployment of A Standardized Savings and Economic Valuation System for Tracking Conservation Resource Acquisitions in the PNW. Presented February 16, 2008 Encore? Energy Efficiency Program Performance. Tom Eckman

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presented february 16 2008 encore energy efficiency program performance

OR . . .

Why We Think We Know

What We Think We Did

Development and Deployment of A Standardized Savings and Economic Valuation Systemfor Tracking Conservation Resource Acquisitions in the PNW

Presented February 16, 2008

Encore? Energy Efficiency Program Performance

Tom Eckman

Northwest Power and Conservation Council

in this presentation
In This Presentation
  • Historical Look at the Pacific Northwest (PNW) Conservation Resource Acquisition Program Savings
  • How the Pacific Northwest Is Attempting to “Standardize Savings Estimation and Economic Valuation” Processes
  • Some RandomThoughts on Why Power Planners May View EM&V Differently Than Regulators
so what s 3300 amw
So What’s 3300 aMW?
  • It’s enough electricity to serve the entirestate of Idaho and all of Western Montana
  • It saved the region’s consumers nearly than $1.3 billion in 2005
  • It lowered 2005 PNW carbon emissions by an estimated 13.5 million tons.
why we ve tracked savings
Why We’ve Tracked Savings
  • The Northwest Power and Conservation Act established in federal law that cost-effective conservation (i.e., the more efficient generation, transmission or use of electricity) was to be treated as a resource equivalent the generation.
  • Since its first Plan in 1983, the Council has set “regional conservation savings targets” based on its integrated resource planning process.
  • So we track “savings,” not just “expenditures”
how we re trying to standardize savings estimation but we re not california
How We’re Trying to Standardize Savings Estimation(But We’re Not California)
  • Established An Ongoing Centralized Process for Technical Review
    • Carried out by Regional Technical Forum (RTF)
    • RTF composed of utility and non-utility engineering and economic experts, staffed by Council
    • Funded by BPA, utilities and system benefits administrators
  • Public process
  • RTF builds on historical program experience and ongoing evaluations of regional acquisition programs
rtf s major functions
RTF’s Major Functions
  • Establish a Standardized Regional Cost-Effectiveness Methodology
    • Public domain software for evaluating conservation cost-effectiveness
  • Recommend Measurement and Verification Protocols
    • Adding: NAPEE Model Energy Efficiency Program Impact Evaluation Guide, already use IPMVP, FEMP, etc.
  • Develop and Maintain Internet-based System for Tracking and Reporting regional conservation savings and expenditures
    • Deemed savings (with minimum technical specifications & Q/C criteria)
    • EM&V protocols
    • Default inputs for cost-effectiveness evaluations (e.g., forecast of future energy prices, cost of deferrable distribution and transmission, value non-energy benefits such as water savings, etc.)
    • Forecast CO2 content/kWh saved (based on load shape of savings)
rtf s major functions1
RTF’s Major Functions
  • Process for updating deemed savings as technology and standard practices change.
  • Appeals process through which utilities or other parties can demonstrate that different savings and value estimates should apply.
  • Collaborative Development of EM&V designsfor conservation programs operated across multiple utility service areas
what power planners don t worry about
What Power Planners Don’t Worry About
  • Attribution
  • Net-to-Gross Adjustments
    • Free-Ridership
    • Non-Participant Spill Over
a power planner s view of attribution
A Power Planner’s View of “Attribution”
  • We Don’t Care Who Was Responsible for Screwing in the CFL
  • We Do Need to Know That
    • It got installed
    • What it saves while functioning
    • How long it will function
some thoughts on net to gross adjustment for regulators
Some Thoughts on Net-to-Gross Adjustment for Regulators
  • Reductions in CO2 emissions from the actions “free-riders” counts toward climate mitigation just as much as the actions of “participants”
  • Utilities might just be interested in this when CO2 emissions are “monetized”
some thoughts on net to gross adjustment for regulators1
Some Thoughts on Net-to-Gross Adjustment for Regulators
  • When program or portfolio “cost-effectiveness” is determined using a total societal cost (TSC) or total resource cost (TRC) test savings from “free-riders” should be counted
a concluding thought on net to gross adjustments
A Concluding Thought onNet-to-Gross Adjustments

From a Climate Change, Power Planning and TRC Perspective There Is No Such Thing as a “Free-Rider”

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