April 19 - 21, 2017 | Ontario, California
The ET Summit is the place to connect with more than 500 stakeholders in the energy efficiency and demand response emerging technologies sectors. If you're involved in utility programs, technology, market drivers, customer engagement, policy or implementation, you should be at the ET Summit! Participants will have the opportunity to:
Over 100 preeminent technology, market and policy thought leaders will offer innovative approaches, trends, and improvement opportunities. You’ll leave inspired and ready to hit the ground running with fresh ideas and key takeaways. Visit our speaker page for more details.
Meet professionals from various business sectors including utilities, manufacturing, government, consulting, engineering, academic institutions, investors and finance. See the latest list of who’s attending.
You'll have plenty of time throughout the Summit to visit the centrally-located Innovation Showcase. Meet face-to-face with high-profile companies displaying the latest cutting-edge energy efficiency and demand response technologies. Check out our latest sponsors and exhibitors here.
Our Advanced Technology Tours gives you the opportunity to learn on the field, from local companies which are mastering best practice in emerging technologies.
The ET Summit has added five unique topical session tracks this year, in addition to optional advanced technology tours in Southern California. Read on for more details...
Attend a single track throughout the ET Summit, or choose from a range of breakout sessions topics in these five unique tracks. Pre-registration is not required.
Enabling Smarter Energy ManagementThe availability of energy usage and building data and the proliferation of the “internet of things” have opened up the doors to technologies and strategies that can enable smarter energy management. This track will focus on trends and opportunities in various analytics software, sensors, controls and other data collection and data mining technologies that are helping to expand this emerging space.
Overcoming Market and Technology BarriersCan we move to market faster, with greater success? This track explores the roles of various emerging technologies participants, programs, innovative market transformation approaches, and opportunities to improve how we overcome barriers. From entrepreneur to utility to customer, improvement opportunities abound.
Innovative Customer Engagement StrategiesAs energy efficiency becomes more difficult to achieve through traditional equipment upgrades, the energy industry needs to look for new approaches to drive savings. Technological innovations, emerging data opportunities, and advancements in social science are enabling new ways to influence consumer behavior and unlock fresh savings opportunities. This track will highlight how these developments all come together to help us reach our aggressive climate goals by inspiring consumers to eliminate unnecessary energy use.
The Changing Energy LandscapeStakeholders across the energy landscape are faced with dynamic energy policies, disparate energy sources and regulations impacting utilities, their customers, and technology developers. This track will examine this changing environment, how it may be navigated, and potential future changes.
Achieving Deeper Energy Savings Through Integrated SolutionsWhat role do integrated solutions play in moving beyond “low-hanging fruit” toward smarter buildings and deeper savings? This track will highlight successful integrated solutions that span both sides of the meter across the entire value chain of stakeholders, including technology developers, emerging technologies, end-users and utility programs.
Advanced Technology Tours
Wednesday afternoon tours have limited availability and will be booked on a first-come, first-served basis. Attendees can secure their spaces on the tour when registering to the website.
Power-to-Gas (P2G) Demonstration, University of California, Irvine
Engineers at UCI's Advanced Power & Energy Program (APEP), with funding from SoCalGas, have constructed and operated a first of its kind Power-to-Gas (P2G) demonstration. The project consists of an electrolyzer that uses excess renewable electricity to produce hydrogen. The hydrogen is blended onto UCI’s natural gas system. The gas blend is then converted to electricity in the campus power plant. Professor Jack Brouwer will provide a close look at the inner workings of the project, explain why this research is critical to increasing the deployment of renewables like solar and wind, and conduct a short walking tour of the other advanced energy projects on UCI’s campus.
Vista Metals, Ontario (SOLD OUT)
Vista Metals Corp. is one of the largest independent producers of ‘Specialty Aluminum Products’ in the world. A secondary smelter, Vista Metals Corp. produces aluminum alloys for use in the production of extrusions forging, cast plate and flat rolled products throughout the world. Their products support market applications in the aerospace, automotive, defense, building and construction, commercial transportation, and industrial fields. Vista Metals Corp.’s plant covers over 30 acres and includes a fully equipped metallurgical laboratory. The plant also houses 8 melting furnaces, 4 casting pits, 8 homogenizing ovens, 12 lathes and various saws and finishing equipment.
In 2015, MillerCoors® consumed 115 megajoules (MJ) of energy per hectoliter (hl) of beer brewed, a 4.7 percent reduction from 2014. The Irwindale Brewery reduced its energy use to 100 MJ/hl, a 3.2 percent reduction over 2014. It also went live with a 3.2 megawatt direct current solar photovoltaic array. Installed across more than 10 acres of brewery land, the 10,620 solar PV panels generate enough electricity to brew more than 7 million cases of beer annually. This is the largest solar PV array installed at any U.S. brewery.
Seasons at Ontario, Zero Net Energy Senior Apartments, Ontario
The Seasons at Ontario Senior Community is a project site where EPRI, working with the property owners LINC Housing Corporation, will develop and demonstrate an innovative approach to scale residential retrofits using Efficient Retrofit Packages (ERPs) for disadvantaged communities. The tour includes a view of the in-progress photovoltaic installation, the completed roofing installation, HVAC fault detection technologies, solar thermal heating for the community pool and equipment retrofits. It will also exhibit the planned ERPs at the site and will highlight the findings from another near ZNE retrofit EPRI project supported by SoCalGas and SCE in Lancaster, CA.