This paper provides insights into complex issues discovered during Bonneville Power Administration’s (BPA) Energy Smart Industrial Strategic Energy Management (SEM) evaluation. BPA’s SEM program began in 2010 and was one of the nation’s first large-scale industrial SEM deployments. By 2015, the program had engaged 65 facilities and had modeled site savings for up to four years.
This paper will provide high-level findings from the evaluation, and will dive into the evaluation challenges that arose, many of which have implications for utility planning and evaluation activities.
This paper was presented by Jim Stewart, Cadmus; Andrew Bernath, Cadmus; Lauren Gage, Apex Analytics, LLC; Todd Amundson, Bonneville Power Administration; and Michael Baker, SBW at IEPEC 2017 in Baltimore, MD.