ET Summit 2022 Program

Tuesday, October 25

8:30 am Welcome to ET Summit 2022

8:35 am Keynote Panel: Decarbonizing California: How Climate Legislation Policy will Accelerate Emerging Technology Adoption

Learn how recent climate legislation provides an unprecedented level of policy support for accelerating adoption of related technologies. Get exclusive access to a panel of California policy and thought leaders as they discuss how to respond, how they can accelerate market adoption, and any potential challenges.

  • Jan Berman, Director of Energy Strategy & Innovation, Pacific Gas & Electric | Slides
  • Jonah Steinbuck, Director of the Energy Research & Development Division, California Energy Commission | Slides
  • Leuwam Tesfai, Deputy Executive Director for Energy & Climate Policy, California Public Utilities Commission | Slides
  • Yvonne McIntyre, Vice President, Federal Affairs, Pacific Gas and Electric Corporation | Slides
  • Jawaad Malik, Vice President, Strategy & Sustainability and Chief Environmental Officer, Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas) | Slides

9:35 am Panel: Distributed Energy Resources in Office Buildings

As businesses ponder the uncertain future of “work from home” and Californians are urged to shift usage to off-peak hours, how office buildings contribute towards distributed energy resources becomes more and more important. Our panel of leading experts will discuss their organizations’ ongoing work and goals in California and across the nation. Learn more about challenges and opportunities in development of transactive energy markets, the tools that are available for helping building managers manage load, and programs that encourage customer-side engagement.

  • Dr. Brian Walker, Technology Manager, Building-to-Grid & Controls, U.S. Department of Energy | Slides
  • Stefanie Wayland, Load Management Standards Lead, California Energy Commission | Slides
  • Mary Ann Piette, Director, Building Technology & Urban Systems Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory | Slides

10:25 am Panel: Low-GWP Refrigerants: Commercial HVAC

With the Senate’s recent ratification of the Kigali Amendment, the US joins 137 nations in reducing the use of HFCs. Join state and federal experts in low-GWP refrigerants as they discuss the challenges the commercial market faces and what can be done to address those challenges. We’ll discuss how to keep up with upcoming regulatory changes, the potential for layering incentives through customer programs, and lessons learned from other market segments.

  • Aanchal Kohli, Staff Air Pollution Specialist, California Air Resources Board (CARB) | Slides
  • Ram Narayanamurthy, Emerging Technologies Program Director, Buildings R&D, U.S. Department of Energy | Slides
  • Ammi Amarnath, Principal Technical Executive, Electrification & Sustainable Energy Strategy Sector, Electric Power Research Institute | Slides

11:15 am Panel: Decarbonizing Commercial Water Heating Systems

Commercial water heating offers a large opportunity to reduce energy usage, peak power, and GHG emissions. Join us for a discussion with leading experts in water heating to learn about their organizations’ ongoing work and goals in California and across the nation for multi-family and commercial water heating systems. Panelists will discuss the challenges the commercial market faces in updating their water heating systems, and how the ETCC can help track ongoing research to avoid duplication and foster effective collaborations.

  • Adam Cornelius, Senior Program Manager, Consortium for Energy Efficiency | Slides
  • Keshmira McVey, Program Manager, Energy Efficiency Emerging Technology, Bonneville Power Administration and Advanced Water Heating Initiative (AWHI) | Slides
  • Bach Tsan P.E., Senior Mechanical Engineer, Building Standards Branch, California Energy Commission | Slides

12:05 pm Networking Session

12:30 pm Adjourn

 

Wednesday, October 26

 

8:30 am Welcome to ET Summit 2022 Day 2

8:35 am Demand Response Projects

Demand Response technologies and programs are becoming increasingly important given the growing need for grid flexibility. Learn from our presenters about digital rates, real-time price signaling to boost resiliency and reliability, and technology enhancements that are currently being tested. These projects are leading the way for the industry to drive customer engagement, lower peak consumption, and improve flexibility.

  • Automated Energy Price Communication for Optimized Load Management - John Lin, Expert Product Manager, Pacific Gas and Electric | Slides
  • SDG&E Virtual Power Plant Project - Jeff Barnes, Emerging Technologies Project Manager, San Diego Gas and Electric | Slides
  • Demand Response Technology Enhancements using Dynamic Prices - David Rivers, Technical Advisor, Southern California Edison | Slides

9:35 am DERs Projects in Commercial Buildings

As businesses ponder the uncertain future of “work from home” and Californians are urged to shift usage to off-peak hours, how office buildings fit in becomes more and more important. Learn how our presenters are using advanced heat pumps with thermal storage, leveraging grid interactive capabilities to provide flexible demand management, and demonstrating load shifting for a unitary heat pump system in a multi-family application.

  • Demonstration of Unitary HPWH Load Shifting in an Affordable Multifamily Clustered Configuration - James Linwood Haile, P.E., Senior Engineer, Frontier Energy, with Peter Grant | Slides
  • Advanced Heat Pumps Plus Thermal Battery Provide Demand Flexible, Efficient, and Cost-Effective Comfort All Year - Ammi Amarnath, Principal Technical Executive, Electrification & Sustainable Energy Strategy Sector, Electric Power Research Institute | Slides
  • Grid-Interactive Efficient Buildings (GEBs) Emerging Technology Demonstration - John Clint, Director, Distributed Energy Resources, Alternative Energy Systems Consulting, Inc. | Slides

10:25 am Low-GWP Refrigerants Projects

​The American Innovation and Manufacturing (AIM) Act of 2020 reduces HFC production and import by 85% by 2036 and the senate’s recent ratification of the Kigali Amendment allows the US to join 137 nations in reducing the use of HFCs worldwide. California continues to lead way in the implementation of regulations to help reduce the super-pollutant emissions from HVAC and refrigeration systems. Our presenters will discuss new technologies that can help meet these requirements without reducing energy efficiency. We will also present new ways to determine radiant loads in buildings to improve overall comfort and efficiency.  

  • Update on CARB’s Pilot for Reducing Super Pollutants in Supermarkets - Antonio Huizar, Principal, kW Engineering and Graham Lierley, Senior Engineer, kW Engineering | Slides
  • A Near-Zero-GWP Heat Pump System for All-Electric Heating & Cooling in California - Aaron Tam, Engineer/Scientist, Electric Power Research Institute | Slides
  • Thermal Radiation Measurement for Optimal Thermal Comfort - Micah Sweeney, Senior Research Engineer, Electric Power Research Institute and Nicholas Houchois, Founder & CEO, Hearth Labs | Slides

11:15 am Decarbonizing Commercial Water Heating Systems Projects

Commercial water heating offers a large and concentrated opportunity to reduce energy usage, peak power, and GHG emissions. Lab results testing a new commercial HPWH under a range of conditions and the results of a project for low-GWP heat pump systems used for central DHW in a multi-family application will be presented. We will also discuss a new project at a university campus to replace natural gas boilers with heat pumps in a central plant used to provide space conditioning for classrooms, office space, and multi-use facilities.

  • Commercial Heat Pump Water Heater: Lab Evaluation of 120-Gallon Integrated Unit - Don Shirey, Senior Project Manager, Electric Power Research Institute | Slides
  • Low-GWP Central Heat Pump Water Heating In Multifamily Buildings - Megan Ching, Senior Program Manager, Association for Energy Affordability | Slides
  • Replacing Natural Gas Boilers with Heat Pumps at a University Campus - Kenny Seeton, Central Plant/Energy Manager, Cal State Dominguez Hills | Slides

12:05 pm Networking Session

12:30 pm Adjourn