Completed Projects

Verification of Efficiency Vermont’s Energy Efficiency Portfolio for the ISO New England Forward Capacity Market

New EnglandConducted multiple evaluation cycles to verify Efficiency Vermont’s and Burlington Electric Department’s efficiency portfolios for the FCM, meeting the guidelines established by ISO-New England. (2009 through the present)

Publications: “Demand Reduction in the Forward Capacity Market: Expectations & Reality” (2011 International Energy Program Evaluation Conference) and “Demand Reduction in the Forward Capacity Market: Verifying the Efficiency Power Plant” (2009 International Energy Program Evaluation Conference)

NYSERDA 2010-2013 Home Performance with Energy Star Impact Evaluation

Performed a multi-stage evaluation, including billing analyses, investigation into accuracy of program savings, estimating audit-only savings and developing the Barriers Approach, an innovative approach to quantifying program influence. (August, 2016)

Publication: “Breaking Down Barriers: An Alternative Method to Measure Program Influence” (2016 International Energy Policy and Programme Evaluation Conference, Amsterdam)

Verification of Efficiency Vermont’s Stipulated Lighting Portfolio for the ISO Forward Capacity Market

city bulbEstimated the gross peak demand reduction for lighting projects using the coincidence factors from a recent regional study, focusing on quantity installed, baseline and efficient case assumptions. (March, 2015)

Evaluation of New York Statewide Residential Gas High-Efficiency Heating Equipment Program

Developed an innovative hybrid approach combining billing analysis and engineering algorithms to estimate savings impacts of the New York Residential Gas High-Efficiency Heating Equipment Programs. Subcontractor to Opinion Dynamics Corporation. (August, 2014)

Publication: “Baseline or Bust: Calculating Savings for a Residential Heating Equipment Program” (2015 International Energy Program Evaluation Conference)

Risk Analysis of Efficiency Vermont’s Energy Efficiency Portfolio for the Forward Capacity Market Impact Evaluation

Quantified the risk associated with the components of EVT’s portfolio for the purposes of identifying which components represented high risk and therefore should be prioritized for evaluation. (February 2013)

NYSERDA 2007 to 2010 Commercial and Industrial Existing Facilities Sector Nonparticipant Spillover and Market Effects Study

Quantified the nonparticipant spillover in the C&I existing facilities market, including a self-report approach and a cross state study based on surveys of contractors and building owners. Subcontractor to Energy Resource Solutions (ERS). (December, 2013)

Publication: “Top Down and Bottom Up: Market Effects and Program Attribution in the Commercial and Industrial Market” International Energy Policy and Programme Evaluation Conference, Berlin, 2014.

Efficiency Vermont’s Home Performance with ENERGY STAR® (HPwES) Program Impact Evaluation (2012-2013)

Primary lead for the impact evaluation component to estimate gross savings from electricity and unregulated fuels using billing analysis for EVT’s HPwES Program. Subcontractor to GDS Associates. (May, 2013)

Impact Evaluation Vermont Gas Systems’ Residential Programs

Led the impact evaluation component to estimate gross savings from natural gas using billing analyses for VGS’s residential programs. Subcontractor to GDS Associates. (December 2012)

NYSERDA New Construction Program (NCP) Impact Evaluation Report for Program Years 2007 – 2008

scatterConducted the sampling and assisted with the evaluation design and the NTG analysis to estimate the gross and net savings from this C&I new construction program, including the development of an innovative approach to estimate net savings at the project level (modeled partial net). West Hill Energy was subcontractor to Megdal Associates and worked with lead evaluator Cx Associates. (August, 2012)

Publication: “Compared to What? An Alternative Strategy for Estimating Commercial and Industrial New Construction Baselines” (2013 International Energy Program Evaluation Conference)

Efficiency Vermont’s Annual Savings Verification

graphPerformed the annual verification of Efficiency Vermont’s savings, consisting primarily of a paper review, analyzing savings from the program tracking system, conducting project-level reviews and performing billing analyses for specific projects. (2002 through 2015)

NYSERDA Energy $mart Focus Benchmarking of Institutions and Commercial Real Estate Impact Evaluation

Worked with the lead evaluator to design and implement this study to estimate the savings from benchmarking based on telephone surveys and engineering estimates. Subcontractor to Megdal Associates (September 2012)

NYSERDA R&D Demonstration Survey Report

trianglesEstimated gross and net impacts for the NYSERDA demonstration projects and replications completed as part of the R&D Demonstration program. Subcontractor to Megdal Associates. (September 2012)

Publication: “R&D Methods and Approaches: Impact Evaluation of an R&D Demonstration Program” (IEPPEC, 2013)

NYSERDA 2007-2008 NEW YORK ENERGY STAR® Homes Program Impact Evaluation Report, September 2012

hand houseAssisted lead evaluator GDS Associates with estimating the gross and net savings for this residential new construction program, using billing analysis, telephone surveys and on-site surveys. Subcontractor to Megdal and Associates (September, 2012)

NYSERDA 2007-2008 EMPOWER NEW YORK Program Impact Evaluation Report

Lead evaluator, estimated the gross and net savings from the EmPower residential low income retrofit program using a combination of billing analysis and surveys. Subcontractor to Megdal and Associates. (April, 2012)

NYSERDA 2007-2008 Home Performance with Energy Star Program Impact Evaluation

tree bulbAssisted lead evaluator Megdal and Associaties with estimating the gross and net savings, using billing analysis and telephone urveys. Subcontractor to Megdal and Associates (September, 2012)

Vermont Geo-targeting Evaluation, January 2011

Conducted the impact portion of the evaluation of Efficiency Vermont’s geo-targeting initiatives in five transmission and distribution areas of the state. Subcontractor to Navigate.

Publication: “Reducing T&D Investments through Energy Efficiency: An Impact Assessment”

PY2008 Impact Evaluation of the California Low Income Energy Efficiency Program

Estimated the natural gas and electric savings of the California LIEE program using billing analysis. West Hill Energy was subcontractor to EcoNorthwest. (Jume, 2011)

Evaluation of the California 20/20 Demand Response Program, June 2006

Estimated savings from the 20/20 program, which provided reduced bills for residential and small C&I customers who reduced their energy use by 20% in comparison to the year before. Subcontractor to Wirtshafter Associates.

Publication: “Desperately Seeking Savings from Small Scale Demand Response: The California Experience”