The semi-annual Open Forum provides an opportunity for energy-efficient technology developers and entrepreneurs to present promising technologies in a brief, structured format. The audience includes fellow developers and entrepreneurs, utility emerging technology program staff, energy efficiency consultants and researchers, commercial facility managers and other end-use customers, investors and California energy regulatory staff.
The June 12th Open Forum held in Sacramento, CA showcased a blend of 12 gas and electric emerging technology products. Each of the presenters had 10 minutes to showcase their emerging technologies, including providing an overview of their product, its competitive landscape and product impacts and limits. The presentations were followed by Q&A from utilities and participants at large. As a next step, the technologies will be considered for assessment by the statewide utility Emerging Technologies Program team.
Technology presentations included:
Lightapp - Industrial Energy Intelligence
Embertec - Tier 2 Advanced Power Strips
Daintree - Lighting and HVAC Wireless Controls
Danfoss - HVAC - Variable Speed AC Benefits
Ingersoll-Rand/Trane - HVAC - Variable Speed AC and Heat Pump
New World Machines - HVAC - Solar & Heat-Powered AC
Belimo - HVAC – Economizer Control
Innotech - HVAC Controls
Honeywell - HVAC – Economizer Control
KMC FlexStat - Building Controls and Automation
Seldera - Building Analytics
anyCOMM - Exterior Lighting Controls
Closing remarks were provided by Bruce Baccei of Sacramento Municipal Utility District.
Slides (“ETCC Open Forum Slides – 6.12.2013”; 14.53 MB) and the Agenda (“ETCC Open Forum Agenda – 6.12.2013”; 95.36 KB) are available for download at the bottom of this page.
The next Open Forum will be hosted by Southern California Edison in Q4 of 2013. More information will be posted on the etcc-ca.com web site when it's available.
The ET Open Forum is a collaboration of the ETCC member utilities: Sacramento Municipal Utility District, Southern California Edison, Pacific Gas and Electric Company, San Diego Gas and Electric, and Southern California Gas Company.