Monday, August 31, 2009

Upcoming Conference Focuses on Looming Challenges for Utilities

The Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnership (NEEP) is reporting that the Electric Utility Consultants, Inc. (EUCI) will offer a conference entitled, Energy Efficiency: Helping Customers Transition into a new Green Energy Economy. The conference will be held in Toronto, ON September 24-25 as part of Green Energy Week, which runs from September 21-25.

EUCI says that today, more than ever, utility companies must find new ways to meet the growing demand for electricity while managing fuel costs in a way that avoids the need to build new infrastructure.

Energy efficiency is important for managing these demands and is quickly becoming a cornerstone in utility resource planning.

Utilities are one of the main industries that can benefit from NFRC’s Component Modeling Approach (
CMA), a valuable tool for determining the energy efficiency of windows, doors, and skylights in the non-residential market.

The EUCI conference will discuss current issues and critical success factors for improving efficiency programs in all customer segments. It will also offer case studies and will encourage participants to ask candid questions about strategies, experiences, and what the future holds for regulation and the successful development of energy efficiency programs.

GANA's Greg Carney Back to Work after Hospital Stay

Greg Carney, Technical Director for the Glass Association of North America (GANA), is back on the job after spending 41 days in the hospital for congestive heart failure.

Carney said he was surprised at how much the industry had changed during that time. He added that being away from the day-to-day activities of the fenestration industry made him realize how dynamic it really is.

Carney adds that he's improving with each passing day and has been working since late June. He's particularly inspired by all the help and support he received not just from GANA but from the entire industry. The high volume of cards, letters, and phone calls provided him with inspiration and made him want to get back to work as soon as he was able.

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