Webinars & Events

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September 12, 13, 14, 2023: NARUC Regulatory Training Initiative Online Training Course on Conducting Distributional Equity Analysis.

October 16-18, 2023: ACEEE Energy Efficiency as a Resource (Philadelphia, PA). Two panels will cover NSPM-related topics, on state practices and distributional equity. Register here.

Past 2023:

July 16-19, 2023: NARUC Summer Policy Summit (Austin, TX). NESP staff attended.

July 18, 2023: DOE/LBNL Technical Training. Designing and Implementing Distributional Equity Analysis (DEA) for Energy Efficiency and DER Programs. At NASUCA Mid Year Meeting (Austin, TX, July 16-19).

May 30, 31; June 1: National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC), Regulatory Training Initiative Online Training Course on Benefit Cost Analysis for Distributed Energy Resources. Instructors: Karl Rábago, Rábago Energy LLC and Tim Woolf, Synapse Energy Economics. See session recordings and details.

March 1, 2023. AESP Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA. Shifting Tomorrow’s Regulation: Performance-Based Regulation and Evaluation for DERs. Julie Michals, E4TheFuture. More information.

February 15, 2023: CEDMC Evaluation, Measurement & Verification (EM&V) Forum. Metrics for Evaluating Programs and New Initiatives. Steve Schiller, Schiller Consulting. More information.


December 13: SEEA Webinar. Who Pays and Who Benefits? How To Incorporate Equity in Utility Resource Planning. Alice Napoleon, Synapse Energy Economics. View the recording.
November 1: IEPEC Workshop. Evolving Evaluation 202: Evaluation and Cost Effectiveness in a DER World. Steve Schiller, LBL. See slides.
October 27: Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (MEEA) Webinar. Accessing Equity: Resources for the Efficiency Industry. Tim Woolf, Synapse Energy Economics; Justin Schott, Energy Equity Project; Allison Carlson, Illume Advising. See slides.
October 27: California Energy and Demand Management Council (CEDMC) Fall Conference. Session 2: Equity, Jobs and Decarbonization. Natalie Fortman, E4TheFuture. More information
October 11: Lumina Webinar. Navigating the Heat Pump Landscape: Helping Consumers, Utilities and Cities Make Economic Decisions. James Milford, Lumina; Justin Spencer, Apex Analytics; Brian Tholl, Fort Collins Utilities. View recording.
September 8: ICF Webinar. How utilities can evaluate the cost-effectiveness of DERs. Julie Michals, E4TheFuture; Kate Strickland, SEPA; David Pudleiner and Steve Fine, ICF. See recording and slides here.
August 21-26: ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings (Pacific Grove, CA). Benefit-Cost Analysis: What it Can and Cannot Tell us About Distributional Equity of DERs. Natalie Fortman and Julie Michals, E4TheFuture. See the paper and presentation here.
August 25-26: ECEE National Workshop. Working Together for an Equitable Energy Future. Summary of event here.
August 18: AESP Summer Conference. Clear and Present Guidance: Using the NSPM Principles to Extract the Full Value from FLM David Pudleiner, ICF. More information here.
May 3-5: National Regulatory Research Institute, Regulatory Training Initiative Online Training Course on Benefit Cost Analysis for Distributed Energy Resources. Instructors: Karl Rábago, Rábago Energy LLC and Tim Woolf, Synapse Energy Economics. More information.
January 20: NARUC Innovation Webinar Considering Non-Energy Benefits in PUC Decision Making: What Counts? Julie Michals, E4TheFuture. See recording here and slides here.


December 15, 2021: SEEA Webinar Electric Vehicle Programs: How to Strike a Balance Between Excitement and Execution. Chris Neme, Energy Futures Group (who spoke to Applying the NSPM for DERs to Benefit-Cost Analysis of Utility EV Investments). See recording here and slides here.
November 10, 2021: PLMA Fall Conference Assessing Cost-Effectiveness: DER Benefit-Cost Analysis Case Studies. Kate Strickland (SEPA) and David Pudleiner (ICF). See slides here.
November 7, 2021: NARUC Fall Meeting Accounting for Energy Equity in Benefit-Cost Analysis of DER Investments. Julie Michals, E4TheFuture. See slides here.
October 28, 2021:  How Do Buildings Use Energy? New Public End-Use Load Profiles for the U.S. Building Stock. Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory (LBL).  See recording and slides here.
October 27, 2021: ACEEE EER Conference Accounting for Interactive Effects: Assessing the Cost-Effectiveness of Integrated Distributed Energy Resources. Courtney Lane, Synapse Energy Economics. See slides here.
October 26, 2021: ACEEE EER Conference Societal Non-Energy Benefits in Cost-Effectiveness Testing. Julie Michals, E4TheFuture. See slides here.
July 13, 2021: AESP Webinar “Cost-Effectiveness Training Course”.
May 6, 2021: California Efficiency Demand Management Council’s Spring Symposium, “Cost-Effectiveness Reform: Best Practices & Methods”.
May 4, 2021: NASEO Webinar Benefit-Cost Analysis for Grid-interactive Efficient Buildings (GEBs) and Other Distributed Energy Resources (DERs)”. See slides here. See recording
April 1, 2021: AESP Webinar “Valuing DERs using a Consistent BCA Framework – Applying the NSPM”.
April 12-16, 2021: BPA 2021 National Home Performance Conference and Trade Show  “The Changing Paradigm for Energy Efficiency and Cost-Effectiveness Testing”. See recording
February 25, 2021: NCEP Webinar “Exploring Optimization Through Benefit-Cost Analysis”. See slides here. See recording.
February 19, 2021: SEPA “NSPM for DERs & Transportation Electrification”. See slides here..
February 16-19, 2021: MEEA’s 2021 Midwest Energy Solutions Conference. See slides here.
February 11, 2021: Better Buildings Residential Network “Passing the Test: How Are Residential Efficiency Cost-Effectiveness Tests Changing?” See slides here.


December 10, 2020: SEEA Webinar “Benefit-Cost Analysis of EVs- What the NSPM and Experience to Date Tells Us” See recording here.
December 7, 2020: NCEP Webinar “Exploring Optimization Through Benefit-Cost Analysis”.
November 20, 2020: KEEA Presentation “New Perspectives on Cost Test Reforms”. See slides here.
October 29, 2020: MEEA webinar “The NSPM for DERs – An Updated Resource for Benefit-Cost Analysis in the Midwest”. See slides and recording here.
October 21, 2020: ACEEE webinar “Evaluating Energy Efficiency Programs: Policies, Practices, and New Tools.” See slides recording here.
September 29, 2020: Evaluating the Costs and Benefits of Distributed Energy Resources hosted by IEPEC. See recording and slides here.
August 27, 2020: Benefit-Cost Analysis of DERs – An Overview of the New NSPM, hosted by LBNL. See slides here and recording here.
July 23, 2020: CEDMC Cost-Effectiveness Reform WebinarSee slides here and recording here.
June 25, 2020: CEE Virtual Summer MeetingSee slides here.
May 7, 2020: PLMA Webcast: Calculating Cost-Effectiveness for Energy Efficiency and Demand Response ImpactsSee slides here and recording here.
April 27-30, 2020: 2020 National Home Performance Virtual Conference
February 18-20, 2020: Solar and Energy Storage Northeast Conference (Boston, MA)


November 14, 2019: AESP Webinar: Achieving Cost-Effectiveness Amid Increasing Challenges
October 31, 2019: AESP Webinar: Emerging Metrics and Valuation Approaches for Resource Programs
October 15-17, 2019: ACEEE Energy Efficiency as a Resource Conference (Minneapolis, MN) See slides.
August 19-22, 2019: International Energy Program Evaluation Conference (Denver, CO) See slides.
July 21-24, 2019: NARUC Summer Policy Summit (Indianapolis, IN) See slides.
June 3, 2019: 2019 NASEO Mid-Atlantic Regional Meeting (Annapolis, MD) See slides.
May 21, 2019: NEEP 2019 Annual Public Meeting (Providence, RI) See slides.
April 25, 2019: Webinar: Quantifying the Impacts of Energy Efficiency and Other DERs
March 21, 2019: AESP Webinar: Accounting for Health and Safety Benefits of Energy Efficiency
February 20, 2019: Pre-Conference Policy Workshop “Recognizing the Value of Energy Efficiency in Your State” at the Midwest Energy Solutions Conference (Chicago, IL).


December 7, 2018: A New Lens for Cost-Effectiveness Testing: AR Case Study (SEEA Webinar). How Arkansas evaluated its current cost-effectiveness regime against the NSPM. Presenters: Chris Neme (Energy Futures Group; NSPM co-author), Katherine Johnson (Johnson Consulting Group), and Robert Booth (Arkansas Public Service Commission staff).
October 30-November 1, 2017: ACEEE Energy Efficiency as a Resource Conference Cost-Effectiveness Panel (Litchfield Park, AZ) See slides.
October 17, 2018: The Quiet Revolution in Cost-Effectiveness Testing (MEEA Webinar)
October 3, 2017: Michigan State University Institute of Public Utilities Advanced Regulatory Studies Program (advanced training) (East Lansing, MI)
September 10, 2018: Presentation: Updating the Energy Efficiency Cost-Effectiveness Framework in Minnesota (St. Paul, MN)
August 12-18, 2018: ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings (Pacific Grove, CA). See presentation: Cost-Effectiveness Testing 2.0 – Applying the New National Standard Practice Manual and paper: Cost-Effectiveness Testing 2.0 – Applying the New National Standard Practice Manual
Panel 2: Residential Buildings: Program Design, Implementation, and Evaluation
Accepted paper: Cost-Effectiveness Testing 2.0 – Applying the New National Standard Practice Manual was presented by Julie Michals and Chris Neme. See below for slides.
July 17-18, 2018: NARUC Summer Policy Meeting (Phoenix, AZ) See slides.
June 26-27, 2018: NASUCA Mid-Year Meeting (Minneapolis, MN)

July 17, 2017: NARUC Summer Meeting Breakfast session (San Diego, CA) See slides.

If you would like a copy of any presentations on the document, contact nspm@nationalenergyscreeningproject.org.