Upcoming Events
ACEEE: "Net Zero: Moving Beyond 1%"
13-Aug-2018 - 17-Aug-2018
Asilomar Conference Grounds | Pacific Grove, CA
ACEEE: "Net Zero: Moving Beyond 1%"

Panel 10 spans the duration of the ACEEE conference and incorporates many sessions.

The methods and outcomes of getting to net zero are proven but they remain a very minor portion of the building stock. Panel 10 will share solutions to move beyond the 1% by making them ‘easy and enticing.’ The panel addresses four areas with examples of topics as follows:

1. Building Solutions: Integrated design approaches; Tools for increasing Net Zero design and adoption; Data and case studies; Performance modeling, prediction and evaluation; Innovative and leading edge technologies and strategies; Markets and motivations for zero energy buildings; Cost and finances; Controls and load shaping for net zero; Operations and occupancy; On-site renewable generation

2. Aggregated Solutions: Community, Campus, and Portfolio Scale; Microgrids and nanogrids for net zero campuses and buildings; Corporate portfolios

3. Policies and Regulations: City, State, and Federal policies, codes and standards; Definitions and policies regarding net zero, renewables, on-site and RECs; GHG and carbon reduction challenges for net zero

4. Utility and Programs: Utility programs for adoption of net zero; Rate design options; Grid integration and impact of net zero; Energy storage and EV charging in the net zero equation; Education and work force training for increasing adoption of net zero.

ACEEE: "Looking Under the Lamppost: A Case Study of Survey Population Bias and Remedy"
17-Aug-2018
Asilomar Conference Grounds | Pacific Grove, CA
ACEEE: "Looking Under the Lamppost: A Case Study of Survey Population Bias and Remedy"

A critical element of evaluating energy efficiency programs is understanding the target population. Energy efficiency researchers have long relied on surveys, using various delivery methods, to accurately describe population demographics and efficient behaviors. Yet, population characteristics (as estimated through surveys) can be drastically skewed due to differences in coverage and response rates and can ultimately lead to findings and recommendations not reflective of a given target population. As survey delivery methods increasingly move toward online approaches, understanding the manifestation of selection bias between and within surveyed groups is more important than ever.

In this paper, we present a case study that quantifies and reduces selection bias in a recent general population survey deployed using email and online subscription-based panel samples. Comparative analysis of the resulting survey data focuses on the identification of biases through variances in demographic and behavioral responses, such as home types, ownership profiles, and purchasing decisions. Lastly, we discuss how US Census data were used to calibrate the survey data to reduce bias. Ultimately this paper elaborates on the selection bias observed in two different samples, outlines the key considerations when addressing selection bias, and presents one method for reducing the impact of bias.

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Northwest Meter School
20-Aug-2018 - 24-Aug-2018
Seattle, WA
Northwest Meter School
Operating in its 64th year, the school curriculum emphasizes the need for quality technical training as it relates to metering, while also integrating fresh technological trends and perspectives. This course is designed to serve metering apprentices and journeymen in the electric utility industry by developing skills through expert lectures and hands-on laboratory training spanning the basics of metering theory, AMI and high-end meter applications. Students should select their preferred track according to their level of experience: Single Phase Metering; Polyphase Metering; Solid State Metering; Advanced Metering and Communications; and Hot Topic Roundtable. The school accommodates 260 students and is co-sponsored by Western Energy Institute and North Seattle College. CEU credits available.

Itron @ World Gas Conference

25-29 June 2018
Walter E. Washington Convention Centre
Washington DC
Sharelynn Moore
Microsoft CityNext Smart City Expo 2016

Sharelynn Moore

Itron Utility Week

The industry's premiere, customer-focused event taking place in Scottsdale, AZ September 2018.
World Exclusive
OpenWay Riva LIVE at EUW

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Speaking Engagements

We're happy to share our point-of-view at industry events, tradeshows and more.
Keynote at DistribuTECH
Philip Mezey: The focus on the future

Keynote at DistribuTECH