Carlsbad, CA – February 22, 2018 — AESC, as a subcontractor to Cascade Energy, was recently awarded the role of program implementer for the industrial strategic energy management (SEM) programs for San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) and Southern California Edison (SCE). These are the first SEM programs, under a new statewide program paradigm, to be delivered in California by the investor owned-utilities (IOUs).
As California enters the SEM arena, the IOUs are looking to leverage experience gained in the Pacific Northwest and other regions to develop and implement influential, cost-effective and successful programs for its industrial customers. AESC will be supporting Cascade Energy’s SEM coaches with its historical knowledge of energy efficiency incentive programs, allowable California Public Utilities Commission savings methodologies and energy engineering expertise. The team will employ SEM-specific tools, techniques and curricula to drive organizational change toward a culture of energy conservation and ultimately the establishment of an energy management system (EMS) for each program participant.
Antonio Corradini, AESC President, said, “AESC appreciates Cascade Energy’s partnership – we have created a dynamic team that will bring unique value to two of our long-standing utility clients. We began implementing SEM as coaches in 2016 for customers in Energy Trust of Oregon territory out of our Portland office. We are excited about being part of these groundbreaking programs and working with a new set of end-use customers.”
The California SEM programs focus on identifying and supporting customers to implement behavioral, retrocommissioning and operational (BRO) savings measures. These programs were launched to help comply with the state’s energy efficiency targets (Senate Bill 350) using normalized metered energy consumption as a measure of energy savings (Assembly Bill 802). SEM goes beyond the traditional retrofit-style energy efficiency program to involve and empower customer staff of all levels to pursue continuous energy improvement. SEM savings are carefully measured using normalized baseline energy models, which also meet rigorous statistical criteria dictated by IPMVP and ASHRAE Guideline 14. Selected customers are brought together in a cohort environment to create efficiency at scale, while facilitating collaboration and shared learning, and even creating friendly competition. SEM engagements typically last from one to three years to access and realize the deepest levels of savings possible at customer sites.
AESC provides high-quality engineering and management services to enable rapid deployment of efficient, cost-effective, reliable and environmentally friendly energy systems. AESC’s customized engineering solutions and services are provided to utilities, government agencies and other organizations that seek to improve energy production, delivery and end use. Founded in 1994, AESC has offices in Carlsbad, Pasadena, Oakland and Fresno, California; in Portland, Oregon; and in Charlotte, North Carolina.
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