LIGHTING ACTION GROUP

NEXT MEETING DATE | November 17, 2021 @ 4-5:00 pm

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QUESTIONS? CONTACT,

Mike Bryant, Co-Chair @ mike@nluce.com

Scot Kelley, Co-Chair @ skelley@coloradolighting.com


Please take the Lighting Action Group Survey. Your response will assist the
Lighting Action Group in proposing changes to the rebate programs.

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The mission of the Lighting Action Group is to gather input, ideas, and experiences from EEBC’s Lighting Industry Members regarding how existing rebate programs help or hinder goals. What works well, what could be improved, what might have the effect of running counter to these goals? 

LIGHTING ACTION GROUP | LETTER FROM Michael Bryant, Nuova Luce, LLC, Co-Chair

Thanks to all who joined the EEBC’s PAC call and introduction of the Lighting Action Group on July 14th. As discussed, we have only a few months to collaborate and crystalize ideas and priorities to bring to Xcel Energy’s next (2023-24) DSM Plan to influence the next generation of the lighting rebate program.

 Now is the time for us to proactively help influence the shape and success of the next rebate program and DSM Plan. By unifying the voices of many Lighting Industry Members, the EEBC creates a platform for you to have a greater impact to benefit your business.

Tuesday, August 10th, at 4 pm, join Mike Bryant, Ph.D., EEBC Board Member and owner of Nuova Luce, and Scot Kelley, of Colorado Lighting, for our first meeting to begin this discussion. If you are interested in being a part of the Lighting Action Group but cannot make this time, please let us know an afternoon time on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, or Thursdays that is better for you.

The mission of the Lighting Action Group is to gather input, ideas, and experiences from EEBC’s Lighting Industry Members regarding how existing rebate programs help or hinder goals. What works well, what could be improved, what might have the effect of running counter to these goals? 

Before the meeting, please review and think about the below questions based on your business experience; bring your answers to the meeting to start our discussion.

A couple of the things I would like to bring to discuss for the meeting:

  • Establish what our goals are as a group (collective voice, higher rebates, ideas on what things are working in our industry, industry standards, government policies, etc.)
  • How do we go about achieving these goals?

A couple of the ideas I would like to consider bringing to Xcel Energy and other utilities:

  •  Higher dollar amounts for exterior rebates
  •  Rebates for exterior controls
  • On-Bill Financing for Commercial customers

Other items for discussion to consider include:

Recently passed legislation mandating increased energy efficiency for commercial buildings, existing laws requiring continually reduced emissions, and utilities’ challenges to manage increasing demand on the grid, together gives the lighting industry a great tailwind to grow our businesses for the foreseeable future. 

We face a rare win-win-win opportunity: where customers benefit from reduced energy bills, the utilities benefit from help hitting multiple targets, and lighting businesses benefit from increasing sales—not to mention the broader environmental and societal benefits from reduced emissions and pollution.

You’re invited to bring your expertise to 

EEBC’s new LIGHTING WORKING GROUP*

to discuss the lighting industry needs for current and future utility rebate programs.
Topics identified to date by our members:

How can the lighting industry strengthen collaboration with utilities for mutual benefit?

  • Assist utilities to achieve DSM and state-mandated emissions reduction targets
  • Increase market penetration and adoption of energy-efficient lighting [Still a long way to go!]

Provide Feedback to Utilities Regarding Their Rebate Programs

  • Maximize rebate impacts and increase savings for commercial customers
  • Link rebate amounts to more efficiency rather than more wattage

Advance Smart Control Incentives

  • Identify how Smart Control Incentives can deliver customer savings
  • Are rebates for standalone controls sufficient for customers to justify the added cost?

Identify 2021 Building Electrification Legislation's impact on the Lighting Industry

  • Facilitate Beneficial Electrification [BE] and Commercial Building Benchmarking lighting opportunities

Introduce Smart Configuration Rebates

  • Incentivize smarter, more efficient lighting layouts, reducing fixture counts, and delamping

Bring Your Concerns, Ideas, & Topic Suggestions!

EEBC Board Member, Mike Bryant, Ph.D., owner of Nuova Luce, a LED Lighting Conversion and Retrofit company based in Denver will chair the EEBC Lighting Working Group and co-chair EEBC member, Scot Kelley, Director of Sales at Colorado Lighting, a commercial lighting company on the Front Range.

                                     Let's tackle these issues together to create opportunities


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