Opportunities coming to share your big ideas

The Association of Energy Services Professionals You are leaving WAPA.gov.has two deadlines coming up for utility idea people:

Oct. 1: Submit your presentation for the Pitch a Pilot session at AESP’s 2019 Annual Conference in San Antonio in January. This unique session provides 10-minute time slots for talking about really interesting approaches, ideas, concepts or programs that would benefit utilities. Presenters will be talking to a utilities-only audience about innovative ways to deal with the challenges of demand response and energy efficiency. Your idea may be the next big program success!

Oct. 8: Entries close for the AESP 2019 Energy Awards. Recognize a new program, technology or initiative that’s making an impact in the energy-efficiency world. These awards also recognize people—whether an experienced industry leader or a new professional–who have contributed to the industry. The 12 award categories include commercial and residential, programs, evaluation, marketing, technology and for individuals.

Also, AESP members  need to get their ballots in for the board of director election by Oct. 15.

Do not miss your chance to float new ideas, honor great ones or shape the conversation about your industry.

Source: Association of Energy Services Professionals, 9/26/18

Scholarships available for utility newcomers to AESP Summer Conference

Helping people reduce energy use and improve their bottom line is challenging and rewarding—and a little bit daunting to anyone who is new to the field. The Association of Energy Services ProfessionalsRedirecting to a non-government site (AESP) Summer Conference on program implementation and evaluation is a great place to get up to speed by learning from the veterans.

Join your colleagues in San Francisco, Aug. 4-6, to learn about planning utility programs and integrating evaluation and implementation to achieve better outcomes. Energy services experts will be sharing their experiences, results and, most importantly, lessons learned on the road to success.

To encourage new energy services professionals to attend the event, AESP is offering four New Professionals Scholarships covering conference registration. Eligible scholarship applicants will have one to three years of energy-efficiency, demand response or smart grid experience; and must be full-time employees of:

  • Electric or natural gas utilities
  • Public power utilities
  • Regulatory or non-profit entities
  • Public benefit groups
  • Vendors
  • Manufacturers
  • Consulting firms

Your supervisor must approve conference attendance, and recipients will be responsible of their own travel and lodging.

If you meet those qualifications, apply today by sending the following information to AESP:

  1. Give three reasons why you would like to attend the conference.
  2. State what you plan to accomplish and learn from this conference.
  3. Name three takeaways you would like to have from this conference.
  4. Certify that your supervisor will allow travel time to this conference (include his/her name and contact information).
  5. Include your phone number and email so AESP can contact you, if selected.
  6. BONUS: If you have extra time at the conference (it’s a packed agenda!), state what you would like to do in San Francisco.

Deadline for application is June 30, 2014. Scholarship awards will be made by July 2, and acceptance must be confirmed no later than July 8.