Location: SCR 352
Utility Energy Efficiency Programs - Dr. Howard Geller, Southwest Energy Ef
COMMITTEE ON SELECT COMMITTEE ON ENERGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT
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10:56 AM -- Utility Energy Efficiency Programs - Dr. Howard Geller, Southwest Energy Ef
Dr. Howard Geller, Executive Director, Southwest Energy Efficiency Project (SWEEP), introduced himself to the committee. Dr. Geller discussed various energy efficiency programs, specifically utility programs. He discussed the economic benefits of these programs and the process of implementing these programs. He talked about the initial legislation establishing utility energy efficiency programs and discussed current legislation, HB17-1227, which addresses goal setting for utility energy efficiency program at Xcel energy and Black Hills Energy.
Dr. Geller responded to questions regarding natural gas fueled vehicles and energy efficiency requirements for new construction projects, such as new homes and office buildings. He also responded to questions regarding federal and state programs.
Dr. Geller discussed the average cost of saving per KWH as compared to the cost of supplying energy. He also discussed the amount of jobs in the energy efficiency industry.