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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)
watt choices phase ii1
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
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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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