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The Keystone Energy Efficiency Alliance (KEEA) is proud to announce the seventh annual KEEA Energy Efficiency Conference! Pennsylvania markets are going through changes from the municipal to the state level, creating unique new opportunities in the industry – are you prepared to take full advantage of them?  KEEA Conference 2017 will arm you with the tools to navigate new scenarios and grow in new directions – come join us to sharpen your skills, brainstorm with peers and industry thought leaders, and learn about how to take action to create success.

Does PA legislation create barriers to or opportunities for savings and projects in commercial and residential spaces? Will budget cuts at the federal level affect state and local programs, and jobs? What emerging finance tools and products create new revenue streams and business growth opportunities? What is the intersection of energy efficiency and renewables, energy storage, microgrid, and are we missing increasing opportunity in those innovative sectors?

You’ve got questions, and our experts have some of the answers – you have the answers, too! KEEA’s 2017 conference will feature interactive, 2-way workshops and discussions where we’ll connect to find the answers together. We heard your feedback these last few years, and the improved accommodations, meeting rooms and food this year (oh, yes – there will be chocolate) will please attendees from student to executive – bring your families! Join industry leaders and experts at the beautiful Hotel Hershey campus, where our two-day format will allow for business meetings, local entertainment, spa and restaurant amenities, as well as jaunts to local sights, outlets, a brewpub and more!
Questions? Contact Kristin Seale at kseale@keealliance.org

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26-Oct
TimeEventDescriptionIn light of a leaner federal budget for Energy Efficiency, this panel will explore impacts of a reduced federal budget and what impacts we may see at the state level. Stay for a workshop that will engage attendees in developing and identifying alternatives for state and local support of various programs.
8:00 AMREGISTRATION (Through 12 pm)Pennsylvania has been a leader in deployment of smart metering technology, and data is being used to meet goals through energy efficiency. What comes next? This panel will explore the next frontiers of innovation within and beyond utilities, and opportunities to further optimize our electric and gas system through technology. Panelists will explore three main areas where disruptive innovation is happening: (1) Utility customer engagement, (2) Enhanced Utility asset management, (3) Delivery of third party energy services.
9:00 AMUTILITY MEETING (Invitation Only) (Through 11am)This panel of Pennsylvania regulatory experts, staff and commissioners of the Public Utilities Commission will address the issues of the day that could create new opportunities in our industry. Decoupling, ratemaking, nuclear generation, alternative generation, microgrids, on bill finance and more will be discussed, and attendees will have an opportunity for moderated question and answer.
12:00 PMINTROS/ KEYNOTES (Boxed Lunch Provided)KEEA conference general session, kickoff, national keynote, PA keynote. KEEA conference general session, kickoff, national keynote, PA keynote.
1:00 PMUTILITY TOWNHALLJoin PA utilities PECO, PPL, FirstEnergy, and Duquesne Light for an engaged, townhall-style discussion featuring your questions. What innovative program designs and pilot projects are transforming the energy market in Phase III of Act 129? What burning questions would you like to hear these utility experts answer? To submit questions for approval, fill out this [link] form by 9/15/17.Both Philadelphia and Pittsburgh have been named among the top 10 cities in the country for “highest energy burden” for low-income residents. 35 Million households nationwide are eligible for energy assistance through LIHEAP, but funding availability has been on the decline since 2010. This session focuses on what are the challenges specific to funding, serving and effectively achieving results for lower-income residents and what fresh approaches are being taken in the Commonwealth and around the country.
2:00 PMBREAK
2:15 PMCONCURRENT WORKSHOP SESSIONS
TECHNOLOGY & INNOVATION IPennsylvania has been a leader in deployment of smart metering technology, and data is being used to meet goals through energy efficiency. What comes next? This panel will explore the next frontiers of innovation within and beyond utilities, and opportunities to further optimize our electric and gas system through technology. Panelists will explore three main areas where disruptive innovation is happening: (1) Utility customer engagement, (2) Enhanced Utility asset management, (3) Delivery of third party energy services.
BUDGET CUT IMPACTS IIn light of a leaner federal budget for Energy Efficiency, this panel will explore impacts of a reduced federal budget and what impacts we may see at the state level. Stay for a workshop that will engage attendees in developing and identifying alternatives for state and local support of various programs.
LOW INCOME & MULTIFAMILY IBoth Philadelphia and Pittsburgh have been named among the top 10 cities in the country for ���highest energy burden�� for low-income residents. 35 Million households nationwide are eligible for energy assistance through LIHEAP, but funding availability has been on the decline since 2010. This session focuses on what are the challenges specific to funding, serving and effectively achieving results for lower-income residents and what fresh approaches are being taken in the Commonwealth and around the country.Join KEEA for a 10th Birthday Party as we look back at where we've been and look forward to our advanced energy future!
3:15 PMCONCURRENT WORKSHOP SESSIONS
TECHNOLOGY & INNOVATION IIPennsylvania has been a leader in deployment of smart metering technology, and data is being used to meet goals through energy efficiency. What comes next? This panel will explore the next frontiers of innovation within and beyond utilities, and opportunities to further optimize our electric and gas system through technology. Panelists will explore three main areas where disruptive innovation is happening: (1) Utility customer engagement, (2) Enhanced Utility asset management, (3) Delivery of third party energy services.
BUDGET CUT IMPACTS IIIn light of a leaner federal budget for Energy Efficiency, this panel will explore impacts of a reduced federal budget and what impacts we may see at the state level. Stay for a workshop that will engage attendees in developing and identifying alternatives for state and local support of various programs.
LOW INCOME & MULTIFAMILY IIBoth Philadelphia and Pittsburgh have been named among the top 10 cities in the country for ���highest energy burden�� for low-income residents. 35 Million households nationwide are eligible for energy assistance through LIHEAP, but funding availability has been on the decline since 2010. This session focuses on what are the challenges specific to funding, serving and effectively achieving results for lower-income residents and what fresh approaches are being taken in the Commonwealth and around the country.In light of a leaner federal budget for Energy Efficiency, this panel will explore impacts of a reduced federal budget and what impacts we may see at the state level. Stay for a workshop that will engage attendees in developing and identifying alternatives for state and local support of various programs.
4:15 PMBREAK
4:30 PMPITTSBURGH & PHILADELPHIA: A Tale Of Two Cities, Part TwoBack by popular demand! Locally-focused projects in Pittsburgh and Philadelphia have been taking shape over the past few years, and representatives from both sides of the state will discuss the energy efficiency initiatives that are working in their respective cities - and joint efforts that have developed after last year's panel.KEEA invites all members to lunch and our annual member meeting to learn about our year, and give conference feedback.
6:00 PMCOCKTAIL HOUR
7:00 PMKEEA 10th ANNIVERSARY EVENT (Through 8PM)Join KEEA for a 10th Birthday Party as we look back at where we've been and look forward to our advanced energy future!
27-Oct
8:00 AMUNIQUE TO PA (Breakfast Provided)This day-two opening panel will explore what makes Pennsylvania��s approach to energy efficiency unique in the nation. A cross-functional group of experts will examine where we stand across programs and policy, where we lead, and where we need to focus our efforts to seize opportunities and support Pennsylvania's growth in our industry.As more energy consumers invest in new assets such as solar, microgrids, and storage, questions arise such as: what can we learn from what's happened so far? Who should own the assets? How can we maximize customer benefits? How do technologies integrate into the grid? This panel will cover recent milestones in the growth of the smart and distributed grid. Panelists will cover a few local case studies, and look at examples from out-of-state as well.
9:00 AMBREAKJoin PA utilities PECO, PPL, FirstEnergy, and Duquesne Light for an engaged, townhall-style discussion featuring your questions. What innovative program designs and pilot projects are transforming the energy market in Phase III of Act 129? What burning questions would you like to hear these utility experts answer? To submit questions for approval, fill out this [link] form by 9/15/17.
9:15 AMCONCURRENT WORKSHOP SESSIONS
Energy Efficiency Finance IProperty assessed clean energy may finally be coming to Pennsylvania. Learn about the prospects for this innovative financing tool and its potential to drive energy efficiency investment in Pennsylvania communities, as well as other new financial tools and products that can create new business prospects. Back by popular demand! Locally-focused projects in Pittsburgh and Philadelphia have been taking shape over the past few years, and representatives from both sides of the state will discuss the energy efficiency initiatives that are working in their respective cities - and joint efforts that have developed after last year's panel.
Ratemaking IFor the last two years Pennsylvania has been evaluating innovative ratemaking and rate-design policies that may help utilities and ratepayers adapt to the changing landscape. This broad conversation has covered revenue decoupling, performance incentives, performance based ratemaking, demand charges, and time based rates. Come learn about the current state of play at the PUC, upcoming milestones in the proceeding, and the ways in which these broad incentive reforms could impact energy efficiency. Our panel will include diverse policy positions from a range of stakeholders in Pennsylvania.
Distributed Grid IAs more energy consumers invest in new assets such as solar, microgrids, and storage, questions arise such as: what can we learn from what's happened so far? Who should own the assets? How can we maximize customer benefits? How do technologies integrate into the grid? This panel will cover recent milestones in the growth of the smart and distributed grid. Panelists will cover a few local case studies, and look at examples from out-of-state as well.
10:15 AMCONCURRENT WORKSHOP SESSIONSThis day-two opening panel will explore what makes Pennsylvania’s approach to energy efficiency unique in the nation. A cross-functional group of experts will examine where we stand across programs and policy, where we lead, and where we need to focus our efforts to seize opportunities and support Pennsylvania's growth in our industry.
Energy Efficiency Finance IIProperty assessed clean energy may finally be coming to Pennsylvania. Learn about the prospects for this innovative financing tool and its potential to drive energy efficiency investment in Pennsylvania communities, as well as other new financial tools and products that can create new business prospects.
Ratemaking IIFor the last two years Pennsylvania has been evaluating innovative ratemaking and rate-design policies that may help utilities and ratepayers adapt to the changing landscape. This broad conversation has covered revenue decoupling, performance incentives, performance based ratemaking, demand charges, and time based rates. Come learn about the current state of play at the PUC, upcoming milestones in the proceeding, and the ways in which these broad incentive reforms could impact energy efficiency. Our panel will include diverse policy positions from a range of stakeholders in Pennsylvania.Both Philadelphia and Pittsburgh have been named among the top 10 cities in the country for “highest energy burden” for low-income residents. 35 Million households nationwide are eligible for energy assistance through LIHEAP, but funding availability has been on the decline since 2010. This session focuses on what are the challenges specific to funding, serving and effectively achieving results for lower-income residents and what fresh approaches are being taken in the Commonwealth and around the country.
Distributed Grid IIAs more energy consumers invest in new assets such as solar, microgrids, and storage, questions arise such as: what can we learn from what's happened so far? Who should own the assets? How can we maximize customer benefits? How do technologies integrate into the grid? This panel will cover recent milestones in the growth of the smart and distributed grid. Panelists will cover a few local case studies, and look at examples from out-of-state as well.Property assessed clean energy may finally be coming to Pennsylvania. Learn about the prospects for this innovative financing tool and its potential to drive energy efficiency investment in Pennsylvania communities, as well as other new financial tools and products that can create new business prospects.
11:15 AMBREAKFor the last two years Pennsylvania has been evaluating innovative ratemaking and rate-design policies that may help utilities and ratepayers adapt to the changing landscape. This broad conversation has covered revenue decoupling, performance incentives, performance based ratemaking, demand charges, and time based rates. Come learn about the current state of play at the PUC, upcoming milestones in the proceeding, and the ways in which these broad incentive reforms could impact energy efficiency. Our panel will include diverse policy positions from a range of stakeholders in Pennsylvania.
11:30 PMPUC PLENARYThis panel of Pennsylvania regulatory experts, staff and commissioners of the Public Utilities Commission will address the issues of the day that could create new opportunities in our industry. Decoupling, ratemaking, nuclear generation, alternative generation, microgrids, on bill finance and more will be discussed, and attendees will have an opportunity for moderated question and answer.Property assessed clean energy may finally be coming to Pennsylvania. Learn about the prospects for this innovative financing tool and its potential to drive energy efficiency investment in Pennsylvania communities, as well as other new financial tools and products that can create new business prospects.
12:30PMCONFERENCE ENDSFor the last two years Pennsylvania has been evaluating innovative ratemaking and rate-design policies that may help utilities and ratepayers adapt to the changing landscape. This broad conversation has covered revenue decoupling, performance incentives, performance based ratemaking, demand charges, and time based rates. Come learn about the current state of play at the PUC, upcoming milestones in the proceeding, and the ways in which these broad incentive reforms could impact energy efficiency. Our panel will include diverse policy positions from a range of stakeholders in Pennsylvania.
1:00 PMKEEA ANNUAL MEMBER MEETING (Until 2PM, Lunch Provided)KEEA invites all members to lunch and our annual member meeting to learn about our year, and give conference feedback.
2:15 PMHERSHEY AREA EXCURSIONS WITH KEEA STAFFMore information coming soon - if you're staying in Hershey for the weekend, bring your family along for an afternoon round of golf, beer tasting, chocolate tasting, Halloween costume jaunt through the Park with KEEA staff!

Enjoy our new beautiful new conference location which features indoor swimming, a sports complex, fitness & hiking trail, a world-class gym, golf, a chocolate spa, shopping, multiple cafe & dining options, and more – all on the hotel property! Bring your family and stay for the weekend – your hotel room includes free admission to Hershey Gardens, Hershey Story Museum, 3 award-winning golf courses, and Park discounts and benefits!

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100 HOTEL ROAD, HERSHEY, PA 17033

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First NameLast NameOrganizationTitle
TammyAlbenziUGI Utilities, Inc.Analyst II
Richard J.AllanPugliese AssociatesLobbyist
JulianBoggsKEEAPolicy Director
HayleyBookPennsylvania Public Utility CommissionSenior Policy Advisor to the Vice Chair
KevinBoydERSProject Engineer
Gladys BrownPennsylvania Public Utility CommissionChairman
JeffByersDNV GLSenior Consultant
Samantha CaputoNortheast Energy Efficiency PartnershipsResearch Associate
DonnaClarkEnergy Association of PennsylvaniaVP & General Counsel
JohnCostlowThe Sustainable Energy FundPresident
RickCounihanNest LabsHead of Energy Regulatory and Governmental Affairs
JoeCullenHome Performance CoalitionSenior Advisor
NicholasDeDominicisPECOManager, Energy Efficiency Programs
SarahDeweyPennsylvania Public Utility CommissionCSPA
StephanieDormanNational Energy FoundationProgram Manager
TamiDottererEcova, Inc.Program Coordinator
PeterDruckenmillerFranklin Energy GroupSenior Program Manager
MattElliottKEEAExecutive Director
DavidEmighEcova, Inc.Program Manager
NewTBDEmployeeUGI Utilities, Inc.Analyst
PhilFlahertyEcovaSales Director
BlaineFoxCMC Energy ServicesBusiness Development Director
GloriaFultzThe Energy GlleanerOwner
AnnieGilleoAmerican Council for an Energy-Efficient Future (ACEEE)Senior Manager, State Policy
KathyGreelyPerformance Systems DevelopmentSenior Vice President
RandyGroffFour Seasons ProduceDirector of Facilities and Energy
MichaelHoneychuckWarren Energy Engineering, LLCEnergy Consultant
ChristinaHulslanderElectric Market ConnectionDirector, Marketing
BrianKauffmanNRG Distributed Energy Resources
Ryan KershawCMC Energy ServicesMarketing Assistant
RyanKiscadenThermostat Recycling CorporationExecutive Director
PeterKrajsaEnergyFirst Finance / AF FinancialPresident and CEO
SteveKrugKrug ArchitectsPrincipal
JohnKucherPPL Electric UtilitiesNon-Residential Program Manager
HeidiKunkaU.S. Green Building Council - Central PADirector, Central Pennsylvania Region
Jason LaStellaFranklin Energy GroupDirector of Business Development
TheresaLavoieApogee Interactive, Inc. Client Solutions - Northeast
JuliaLeskoKeystone Energy Efficiency Alliance (KEEA)Kleinman Center for Energy Policy 2017 Policy and Communications Fellow
AnnaLisingOracleSenior Manager, Regulatory Affairs
DavidLittelThe Regulatory Assistance Project (RAP)Principal
EllenLutzClean MarketsPresident and COO
LauraNelsonEnergyFirst Finance / AF Financial
MikeNewmanClean MarketsDirector of Outreach
ChrisMagalhaesConnecticut Green BankAssistant Director, Clean Energy Finance
DianaMarquesKEEABusiness Engagement Manager
MichelleMathasonAMERIgreen Energy, Inc.
BrianMeilingerUGI Utilities, Inc.Manager EE&C Programs
KarenMeltonCitizens' Climate Lobby
CarterMembrinoWarren Energy Engineering, LLCEnergy Engineer
EricMillerKEEAPolicy Counsel
AlexMordasPerformance Systems DevelopmentDirector of Program Development
MikeNewmanClean MarketsOutreach
JoeNunleyUGI Utilities, Inc.Analyst II
AdefolaoluwamiOdeniyiNexant Inc.Project Engineer
PatrickO'DonnellNYC Energy Efficiency Corporation (NYCEEC)Associate Director of Engineering
AndrewPlacePennsylvania Public Utility CommissionVice Chairman
Lori PorrecaA1 EnergyPresident
SangeetaRanadeEnergySavvyDirector of Client Solutions
Pip RobinsElectric Market ConnectionVice President
LizRobinsonEnergy Coordinating AgencyExecutive Director
MariaRobinsonAdvanced Energy Economy (AEE)Associate Director, Energy Policy & Analysis
Aubrey RoosEcovaCorporate Responsibility Lead
EmilySchapiraPhiladelphia Energy AuthorityExecutive Director
KristinSealeKeystone Energy Efficiency Alliance (KEEA)Programs Manager, Utility Infielder
Andy SeelausElectric Market ConnectionDirector, Business Development
TimSeelausElectric Market ConnectionPresident
KristenSehnThe Sustainable Energy FundMarketing Coordinator
Genevieve ShermanPace Financial Servicing/ Greenworks LendingManaging Director/ Head of New Markets and Partnerships
Joseph SherrickPennsylvania Public Utility CommissionTechnical Utility Services, Policy & Planning
TessaShinEnergyFirst Finance / AF Financial
NickSracicJohnson ControlsAccount Executive
Alison SteeleConservation Consultants, Inc.Manager of Community Programs & Advocacy
MarkSzybistNRDCSenior Advocate, Energy & Transportation Program
EmployeeTBDOracle
Elizabeth TriscariPA Office of Small Business AdvocateDeputy Small Business Advocate
MikeTurnsPerformance Systems DevelopmentSenior Program Manager
ChrisValleDNV GLHead of Department, Commercial Programs
Kevin WarrenWarren Energy Engineering, LLCPrincipal
DeannaWeaverNexantEnergy Manager
AustinWhitmanFirstFuel SoftwareDirector of Regulatory Affairs
MattWurstPennsylvania Public Utility CommissionOffice of the Chairman
JeaneenZappaConservation Consultants, Inc. Executive Director
EllenZuckermanSchlegel & AssociatesSenior Consultant