Technology Forum Presentation Videos

TED-style talks by energy experts discussing the role of technology in the future of efficiency. 


CEE has played a pivotal role in Minnesota’s energy efficiency program and technology innovation for the past 35 years, helping our state emerge as a national leader for cost-effective efficiency programs. But as more states expand their efficiency efforts and Minnesota exhausts its lowest-cost opportunities, what will the next 35 years of efficiency innovation look like? Given our relatively low energy costs, will we be able to discover new cost-effective solutions? What major national technology trends will apply in Minnesota? And what Minnesota innovations are currently creating new opportunities for saving energy?

Experts weighed in on Tuesday June 24, 2014 at CEE's special 35th anniversary forum and networking event.

Steve Nadel | ACEEE & Jay Stein | E SOURCE 

Minnesota continues to be a leader in energy efficiency not just at the policy level, but in technology and innovation. Mr. Nadel highlighted some of the opportunities that Minnesota has to shape its own energy future and how this translates to innovating in other markets.  Mr. Stein set the stage by highlighting lessons being learned on technology at the national level, and defining Minnesota’s energy efficiency edge. 


Rich Szydlowski | Center for Energy and Environment 

Mr. Szydlowski discussed the next generation of equipment controls, energy data collection, and prioritization of energy solutions.

Mark Brown | MyMeter 

Mr. Brown described the future of data synthesis, how consumers interact with energy data, and behavior-driven results.

Tim Hebrink | 3M & Panel Discussion

Mr. Hebrink highlighted robust approaches to innovation and what process and inspirations have been successful in the past.