Saving energy in public institutions:
Reduces energy costs to taxpayers;
Decreases the burden of increased energy costs on public institutions;
Allows money to be diverted back into the South Carolina economy.
For these reasons, as well as the need to protect our environment and reduce dependence on foreign imports, public institutions in South Carolina should become models of energy efficiency.
Performance Contracting Workshop
Energy Performance Contracting in South Carolina:
Current Status and Potential for Growth
November 29, 2012
Fairfield Electric Cooperative Conference Room 701 Blythewood Rd, Blythewood SC
Agenda – Based Summary
10:00 Welcome and introductions - Ashlie Lancaster, SC Energy Office
Approximately 75 people attended, roughly evenly divided among ESCOs, public entities and other contractors and consultants.
10:15 Performance Contracting Overview - Jim Ploger, Energy Services Coalition Board
11:15 Case Studies & Lessons Learned
Moderated by Craig Diamond, Clean Energy Finance Center Ameresco/ MUSC – John Malmrose, MUSC Noresco/Rock Hill Schools – J.D. Lauramore, Noresco JCI/Richland School District 2 – Kimberly Smith, JCI Ameresco/Winthrop University -- Walter Hardin, Winthrop
1:00 SC Law and Practice
Current law and procedure – John St. Clair White, State Engineer Proposed Changes – Ashlie Lancaster, Director, SC Energy Office Discussion
2:30 Revitalizing the SC Energy Services Coalition – Ashlie Lancaster, SC Energy Office
See summary above
3:00 Next Steps
A survey will be sent to invitees within the next month. In addition, SCEO will convene the group again in early spring.