Wednesday, August 21st
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
ESC Board of Directors Strategic Planning Session
3:00 - 5:00 pm
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
5:00 - 6:00 pm
Welcome Reception on Terrace
Thursday, August 22nd
7:00 - 10:00 am
7:00 - 8:00 am
8:00 - 10:00 am
GESPC Boot Camp: Foundations and Fundamentals of GESPC
A veritable “boot camp” providing the principles of what has made GESPC a reliable resource when the lessons of the
past are applied to the needs of today. ESC trainers will cover the entire GESPC process from project inception through
measurement and verification (M&V) during this workshop. An optional free webinar will be offered prior to the
conference to present an introduction to the elements of GESPC.
Innovation in Colorado
Current energy performance contracting practices unique to Colorado and the Rocky Mountain region is the focus of this
workshop with presentations ranging from case studies to financing, and the do’s and don’ts of project development.
Lesson learned from both the ESCO and client’s perspective are presented including challenges and obstacles clients
encountered during the process.
10:00 - 10:30 am
Networking Break in Exhibit Space
10:30 - 10:40 am
Welcome and Introductions
10:40 - 11:00 am
Opening Keynote: Energy and Water
The relationship energy plays in our public water delivery systems and treatment facilities is investigated including the connections and interactions between energy and water policy and the opportunities for efficiency.
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Opening Keynote Panel: Energy and Water
This interactive panel of public and private sector experts discuss the challenges, opportunities and strategies for incorporating cost-effective energy efficient technologies in a GESPC project for water system infrastructure to improve performance and reduce energy and water consumption.
12:00 - 1:00 pm
Lunch in Exhibit Hall
1:00 - 1:45 pm
Emerging Technologies: Streetlights
Street lighting is an essential public service and one that cities and municipalities are increasingly investing in as a means to lower energy, operation and maintenance costs while improving service. The programs, technologies and other tools addressing public street lighting needs are highlighted in this session.
1:45 - 2:30 pm
Financing Energy Efficiency Improvements
Financing case studies and options are presented in this look at what’s new in energy project financing? Presenters showcase unique perspectives on financing for various renewable and energy efficiency projects.
2:30 - 3:00 pm
Networking Break in the Exhibit Hall
3:00 - 4:00 pm
What Success Looks Like, Part One: Public Sector
For more than three decades the GESPC process has been used to implement energy and water saving projects throughout the nation. Over that time the successes and savings are vast. In recent years many end-users have entered into additional contracts after successfully completing their initial projects. In this session Colorado end-users that have implemented a phase two or phase three GESPC project share their stories.
4:00 - 5:00 pm
What Success Looks Like, Part Two: Private Sector
Energy Service Companies share examples of successful and innovative ESCO programs and services offered to customers to improve energy and water efficiency.
5:00 - 7:00 pm
ESC National and Colorado Chapter Reception
"Camp ESC" Themed Reception in the Exhibit Hall and Terrace. Join conference attendees for this reception and the opportunity to network with our conference sponsors.
Friday, August 23rd
7:00 - 8:00 am
8:00 - 8:30 am
Morning Keynote: Renewables in GESPC
An exploration of how various distributed generation and storage configurations are being integrated into GESPC projects to reduce energy costs and enhance system reliability.
8:30 - 9:15 am
The Value of Data
Since its inception as a means of procurement and financing, GESPC projects have undergone considerable change in the way they document and illustrate the savings achieved. In this session models of documenting results are presented and the ESC will share results of its recent research with states nationwide to document their data collection methods and understand how they use GESPC project data.
9:15 - 10:00 am
How to Achieve Success
Representatives of ESC Energy Stewardship Champion state programs present in this session highlighting successful state GESPC programs. Champion states are recognized by the ESC for their outstanding GESPC programmatic design, leadership by elected officials, and private sector investment in projects. Presenters will share lessons learned in the development and operation of a successful state program that provides technical assistance and oversight to end-users engaging in the GESPC process.
10:00 - 10:30 am
Networking Break in Exhibit Hall
10:30 - 11:45 am
States in Action
The network of ESC State Chapters provides a vehicle for the members of the ESC that are located in or do business in a particular state to work together to identify and develop solutions to state-specific issues to the use of GESPC. This roundtable will touch on the activities going on in State Chapters and State Energy Offices to address these challenges and increase awareness of GESPC.
11:45 am - Noon
Annual ESC Awards Ceremony
Noon - 2:00 pm
Exhibitor Tear Down