BUILDING STRONGER STATE ENERGY PARTNERSHIPS WITH THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY
This technical progress report includes an update of the progress during the third year of cooperative agreement DE-FC26-00NT40802, Building Stronger State Energy Partnerships with the U.S. Department of Energy. The report also describes the barriers in conduct of the effort, and our assessment of future progress and activities. State Energy Office concerns and opportunities with the program. This report defines these outreach needs and challenges, the tasks designed to address these issues,
... ss these issues, and results during the third year of the project. As contemplated in NASEO's workplan, the approach during the third year of the agreement focuses on working through NASEO's Committee structure. Most support provided under the agreement for tasks one and two during year three was intended to address partnerships in the buildings area. Specifically, NASEO was to work with its buildings committee, various state energy office members, and the Rebuild America program to improve partnership efforts, communications, and effectiveness of these combined efforts. The approach of the project included three tasks during year three. First, NASEO and its Buildings Committee were to focus on raising awareness and coordination of Rebuild activities. Through education, one-on-one communications, and presentations at NASEO meetings and other events, staff and the committee will assist Rebuild officials in stimulating interest in the program and building greater support among State Energy Office Directors. The most recent subtasks added to the project, though not directly related to Rebuild America, fall under this initial task, and support: a) state plans to implement integrated energy and environmental initiatives, including distributed generation technologies, and b) initiation of a state collaborative on advanced turbines and hybrid systems. The advanced turbine piece was completed during this year. During the year, a new workplan was accepted by Rebuild America's Dan Sze to supplement the work in this task. This workplan is outlined below. Second, NASEO would work to improve the efficiency of America's schools by assisting states and DOE in promoting projects that result in more energy efficient and clean energy schools and a better learning environment. This task was fully completed during this year. The third task involves energy security issues which NASEO addressed by way of a Summer Fuels Outlook Conference held Tuesday, April 8, 2003. The purpose of this educational event was to inform state, federal, local, and other energy officials about the most recent transportation fuels data and trends. The public benefits part of this task was not funded for Year 3, thus no activity occurred. 6 The results of the first two efforts described above are a significant increase in the awareness of Rebuild America resources and assistance, as well as a better understanding of successful approaches to implementing Rebuild America activities. Additionally, the new Task One workplan provides an outline for activities moving forward, more closely following the direction of the Rebuild America program. Also, with the addition of the new task one subtasks, NASEO worked to implement integrated energy and environmental initiatives, and assist Western states to identify collaborative research, development, demonstration, and deployment opportunities for advanced gas turbines and hybrid systems. Attachment A 9:15 a.m. -9:45 a.m. Why Save Energy? Overview of House Bill 2521 and trends in western energy markets. Presenter: Craig A. Marks, Director, Arizona Energy Office 9:45 a.m. -10:15 a.m. Utility Tracking Utility data can provide information that is invaluable in the decision making process. Mesa Unified School District will summarize their experience with utility tracking and its benefits. Presenters: Elaine B. Johnston, Expeditor/Liaison -Operations, Mesa Unified School District Callin Jackson, Utility Specialist, Mesa Unified School District Rick Freeman, Project Liaison, Mesa Unified School District 10:15 a.m. -10:30 a.m. Break 10:30 a.m. -11:00 a.m. Building and Operations Opportunities Review of resources available to audit school buildings, review operation and maintenance of schools, and evaluate potential opportunities to improve the energy efficiency of a school. Presenter: Gary Kuykendall, Energy Engineer, Arizona Energy Office 11:00 a.m. -11:45 a.m. High Performance Schools This section presents a guide for designing schools to reduce energy consumption and costs while ensuring a productive learning environment.