The Emerging Technologies Summit
Presented by the Emerging Technologies Coordinating Council
The ET Summit is the insiders' biennial conference on advanced technologies and implementation approaches for the $35+ billion ecosystem of energy efficiency, demand response, customer-facing smart grid, and related programs. Founded in 2004 and organized by the California energy utilities, California Energy Commission, and the California Public Utilities Commission, the ET Summit highlights recent developments and best practices to generate and validate new measures and practices for utility and government programs. The intended audience is leading technologists, entrepreneurs, researchers, utilities, regulators, and investors.
About the Emerging Technologies Coordinating Council
California's investor-owned utilities (IOUs), the Sacramento Utility District(SMUD), the California Energy Commission (CEC) and the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) have combined forces to promote new cost-effective, energy saving technologies-the basis for products and services that strengthen the region's economy while meeting today's and tomorrow's environmental challenges. This work responds to the mandate outlined in the California Energy Action Plan.
To help achieve the state’s ambitious energy savings goals, Pacific Gas and Electric Company, Southern California Edison, Southern California Gas Company, San Diego Gas & Electric, Sacramento Municipal Utility District, the California Energy Commission along with the support of the California Public Utilities Commission have created the ETCC. The CPUC finances ETCC operations out of IOU ratepayer Public Goods Charge funds, and provides regulatory guidance.
The ETCC provides a collaborative forum for its members’ to exchange information on opportunities and results from their Emerging Technologies activities. Efforts are focused on identification, assessment, and support for commercialization of energy-reducing technologies, such as advanced lighting, water heating, and air-conditioning systems, for residential, commercial, agricultural and industrial customers. ETCC members are committed to helping achieve California's energy-reduction goals by screening potential technologies, assessing them to validate performance and customer acceptance, performing in-situ demonstrations and recommending the proven winners for IOU customer education and rebate programs. The ETCC is particularly interested in technologies that offer large energy savings and rapid market penetration.
One of the strengths of the ETCC is its ability to leverage partnerships with universities and research organizations, consulting firms, professional associations, technology companies, venture capitalists, and utilities nationwide, to draw on their expertise in various fields for determining the potential of energy efficient technologies. These partners provide key insight to technical and economic feasibility of technologies, as well as, provide access to new discoveries being made all over the world.
Please visit our website for more information about the ETCC.