ETCC Open Forum

Tuesday, June 17, 2014 - 8:30am to 3:30pm

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 17th Open Forum held in Downey, CA showcased a blend of 11 gas and electric emerging technology products. Each of the presenters had 20 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.






8:30 a.m.


9:00 a.m.

Opening Remarks & Safety

A.Y. Ahmed

Southern California Gas Company

9:30 a.m.

HVAC optimization software

Mike Bolger

BrightBox Technologies

9:55 a.m.

Monitoring system for water, compressed air, natural gas and electricity

Jon Towslee

EFT Energy

10:20 a.m.

AFDD& data driven ongoing commissioning

Alex Grace

KGS Buildings

10:45 a.m.


11:00 a.m.

Cloud controller

Andrij White


11:25 a.m.

BMS/monitoring system for mid-size commercial, school and public bldgs.

Lin Little and Kirk Oatman

I’m in Control

11:50 a.m.


12:45 p.m.

ESP ADR controller

Michael Kamel

MelRock, LLC.

1:10 p.m.

RTU controller

Tom Mills


1:35 p.m.

Water-energy savings

Bob Hitchner

Nexus eWater Inc.

2:00 p.m.


2:10 p.m.

Customer-defined grid optimization platform

Kelly Renkin

ENBALA Power Networks

2:35 p.m.

Real time energy reporting

Peter Porteous

Blue Line Innovations Inc.

3:00 p.m.

Smart energy sensor

Savraj Singh


3:30 p.m.



Slides (“ETCC Open Forum – 6.17.2014 – slides for posting”; 22 MB) are available for download at the bottom of this page. Some slides have been omitted to preserve confidentiality.

The next Open Forum will be held in 2015. More information will be posted on the web site when it's available. Subscribe to the quarterly ETCC listserv to stay abreast of upcoming events, including the next Open Forum: 

The ET Open Forum is a collaboration of the ETCC members: Sacramento Municipal Utility District, Southern California Edison, Pacific Gas and Electric Company, San Diego Gas and Electric, Southern California Gas Company, Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, and the California Energy Commission. 

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