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Customer Programs: Energy Efficiency Conservation and Demand Response. Stakeholder Collaborative May 9, 2013. Agenda. Welcome and Introductions Watt Choices Phase I Update Phase II Details Phase II Plan Low – Income Programs Conservation Service Providers (CSP)

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Customer programs energy efficiency conservation and demand response

Customer Programs: Energy Efficiency Conservation and Demand Response

Stakeholder Collaborative May 9, 2013


Agenda
Agenda

  • Welcome and Introductions

  • Watt Choices Phase I Update

  • Phase II Details

    • Phase II Plan

    • Low – Income Programs

    • Conservation Service Providers (CSP)

    • New Program Request for Proposals

    • Statewide Evaluators (SWE)

  • Residential Collaborative Discussion

    • Residential non-lighting measures

    • Next Steps



Watt choices phase i objectives
Watt Choices Phase I Objectives

  • Reduce electricity consumption through energy efficiency and conservation

    • Reductions of 1% by May 31, 2011 and 3% by May 31, 2013

    • 140,885 MWh by 2011 – ACHIEVED

    • 422,565 MWh by 2013 – GROSS SAVINGS ACHIEVED

  • Reduce electricity peak demand through energy efficiency, conservation and demand side reduction

    • Reductions of 4.5% by May 31, 2013 – GROSS ACHIEVED

    • 113 MW measured in the summer of 2012


  • Budgets
    Budgets

    • Approved Phase I Budget was $78,183,806

    • Specific budgets for customer segments to ensure that all customers have resources available.

    • As of March 31, 2013 total expenses were $61,768,431.

      • Residential - $22,008,276

      • Commercial - $23,578,932

      • Industrial - $12,342,976

      • Demand Response - $1,886,368

      • Statewide Evaluator - $1,951,879






    What have we learned
    What Have We Learned

    • Be flexible within the approved plan

    • Be diligent in engaging customers, CSP’s and SWE

    • Look ahead for new offerings

    • Make process improvements to streamline program

    • Don’t re-invent the wheel

    • Partner and collaborate

    • Listen



    Phase ii timeline
    Phase II Timeline

    • November 15, 2012 – EE&C Plan filed

    • January 18, 2013 – Hearing held

    • January 28, 2013 – Joint Petition for Partial Settlement

    • March 14, 2013 – Commission approved Phase II Plan

    • April 2, 2013 – Tariff 15 A filed

    • May 9, 2013 – Collaborative Stakeholder meeting

    • June 1, 2013 – Phase II EE&C Programs begins

    • May 31, 2016 – Completion of Phase II


    Watt choices phase ii
    Watt Choices Phase II

    • Reduction Targets

      • 2% for Duquesne Light – 276,722 MWh

      • Plans are designed to achieve 25% reduction targets each year (no penalties assessed)

    • Exclusion of Peak Demand Requirement

      • No peak demand reduction targets

    • No retroactive projects

    • All incentives must be applied for no later than 180 days from installation date of the measure (proposed)


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    Watt Choices Phase II

    • Carve-out for Government

      • 10% reduction for government, school districts, higher education and non-profits

    • Low-Income

      • Required to obtain 4.5% consumption reduction requirements about 12,452 MWh for Duquesne Light

      • Allowed to include savings from multi-family housing up to the percentage of customers living in multi-family housing with incomes at or below 150% of federal poverty income guidelines (FPIG) towards the 4.5% requirement


    Watt choices phase ii2
    Watt Choices Phase II

    • Inclusion of Multifamily Housing

      • No specific savings targets or funding are required.

    • Accrual of savings beyond our 3% verified Phase I target toward Phase II target.


    Budgets1
    Budgets

    • Approved Phase II Budget is $58,637,392

    • Specific budgets for customer segments to ensure that all customers have resources available.

    • Phase II customer class breakdown:

      • Residential - $26,774,839

      • Commercial - $19,498,105

      • Industrial - $12,364,448

      • Statewide Evaluator - $2,750,000 – outside 2% budget cap


    Phase II Residential Programs

    Energy Efficiency Program

    – Rebates

    – On-line Energy Audit/Custom Kits

    – CFL Upstream Lighting Program

    Whole House Audit/Retrofit

    Appliance Recycling

    Schools Energy Program

    Home Energy Reporting

    Low-Income Energy Efficiency


    Low income partnerships
    Low-Income Partnerships

    • PHFA Partnership

      • All local gas companies

      • Action Housing

      • Integration of Low Income Usage Reduction Programs – Smart Comfort

        • Referral to Smart Comfort on a monthly basis for those who participate in the Watt Choices program

        • Those not eligible for Smart Comfort are referred to Watt Choices

          • Comprehensive Whole House Audit/Retrofit


    Phase ii commercial programs
    Phase II Commercial Programs

    www.wattchoices.com

    Commercial Rebates – Umbrella

    Commercial Office Buildings

    Retail & Restaurants Segment

    Healthcare Segment

    Education

    Public Agency Partnership

    Multifamily Housing

    Direct Install

    Upstream Lighting


    Phase ii industrial programs
    Phase II Industrial Programs

    Industrial Rebates – Umbrella

    Mixed Industrial

    Chemicals

    Primary Metals







    Conservation service providers csp
    Conservation Service Providers (CSP)

    • Evaluation – Navigant Consulting

    • Residential Programs

      • Helgeson – Rebate Processor

      • Jaco Environmental – Appliance Recycling

      • O-Power - Home Energy Reporting

      • ECOVA – Upstream Rebates

    • Commercial & Industrial Programs

      • Roth Bros and Enerlogics – Office Buildings & Metals

      • AllFacilities Energy Group – Retail/Restaurant

      • EnerNOC – Chemicals & Mixed Industry


    Project financing
    Project Financing

    • Duquesne Light is offering project financing through a partnership between the Sustainable Energy Fund (Allentown, PA) and AllFacilities Energy Group.

    • Many projects never start due to lack of upfront funding. Availability of funding for non-rebated costs removes a major barrier.

    • Works in conjunction with the Commercial Direct Install Program

    • Projects for energy saving measures eligible for utility rebates. Projects must yield positive energy saving.


    New program rfp s
    New Program RFP’s

    • To be issued May 15, 2013

      • Multifamily Program

      • Direct Install

      • Whole House Audit/Retrofit

    • Under evaluation

      • Commercial Upstream Lighting


    Statewide evaluator
    Statewide Evaluator

    • SWE Phase II Team

      • GDS Associates

      • Nexant

      • Research Into Action

    • Evaluates process and makes recommendation for improvements

    • Provides guidance on project verification

    • Conducts bi-weekly meetings with Duquesne Light

    • Partners to ensure success of programs

    • Interacts with staff and independent evaluators








    Next steps
    Next Steps

    • Evaluate actionable non-lighting measures for inclusion

    • Convene residential stakeholders for follow-up discussions

      • Non lighting measures

      • New Home Construction Program

    • Request expedited PUC approval for actionable measures


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