Highlights of NAESCO State Advocacy Activities
- Represented ESCO interests in utility energy efficiency
program design proceedings in California, Massachusetts, New
Jersey, New York, North Carolina, South Carolina, Indiana,
Illinois and Ohio. Total value of incentives under discussion in
these states is more than $2 billion per year.
- Met with Jim Rogers, CEO of Duke Energy, which has utility
subsidiaries in North Carolina, South Carolina, Kentucky, Ohio
and Indiana, to negotiate the structure of Duke's Save-a-Watt
energy efficiency programs. Attended a series of follow- up
meetings with Duke staff and Coalition including ACEEE, NRDC,
Southern Alliance for Clean Energy, North Carolina Sustainable
Energy Association, Environmental Defense and CERES. Provided
program analysis for discussion used in meetings.
- Worked with a coalition of North Carolina environmental and
consumer groups, and with the NC Energy Services Coalition, on
the implementation of the Renewable Energy Portfolio Standard
(REPS) legislation, which contains substantial energy efficiency
- Worked to integrate a new Pay-for-Performance program into
the New Jersey State Energy Master Plan and the next cycle of
statewide energy efficiency programs.
- Monitoring the development of new performance contracting
initiatives in Georgia.
- Continued work with the California Department of General
Services to re-launch the state building performance contracting
program. The DGS program lead, Roy McBrayer, addressed the
NAESCO Annual Conference.
- Protested to DCAM the changes in the existing performance
contract program and the contract terms in Massachusetts.
Monitored the results of the first RFP in which there was
apparently only one bidder. Future work on this issue may
include working with DCAM to revise the program rules to help
the state accomplish its goals of building the ESCO industry
while protecting state interests in ESPC projects.