West Hill Energy staff will be presenting two papers and a poster at the IEPEC 2022. One paper describes approaches for using billing data to reveal the underlying reasons for discrepancies between program reported and evaluation savings. The second paper covers an in-depth evaluation of a pilot residential weatherization program based on an ESCO model. This evaluation involved extensive metering and comparing savings estimated at 3-, 6-, 9- and 12-month intervals. The poster discusses the post-installation review of weatherized homes to determine the how the quality of the installation affects the realized savings.
June 21st, 2017- West Hill Energy was awarded the contract by the Vermont Department of Public Service to conduct the process and impact evaluation of Efficiency Vermont’s Home Performance with Energy Star and Vermont Gas’s Residential High Use programs. West Hill Energy conducted the previous impact evaluations of these programs and is excited to be selected for the next round.
Estimating program influence has been a thorny and controversial topic for many years. West Hill Energy has developed an alternative approach based on measuring the effectiveness of the program in overcoming specific barriers. Check out Kathryn’s paper, “Breaking Down Barriers: An Alternative Method to Measure Program Influence,” at the International Energy Programme and Policy Evaluation Conference on July 7, 2016. Our groundbreaking research on measuring program influence was well received at the International Energy Programme and Policy Evaluation Conference in Amsterdam. Check out our presentation from June 7, 2016.
West Hill Energy was awarded the contract by the Vermont Department of Public Service to conduct the impact evaluation of Efficiency Vermont’s and Burlington Electric’s portfolios for the ISO-NE Forward Capacity Market. West Hill Energy has been providing these services to the VDPS since the inception of the Forward Capacity Market in 2009.