want to take a moment and thank our friends, colleagues, and clients who have
made 2009 such an outstanding year. During our first year, we have continued our
long-standing relationships with many of our clients as well as embarked on several
new projects and opportunities. While we continued to focus on program evaluation,
we have also assisted with other activities including: program design,
education and training, case studies, and updating our books and technical
papers. During the past year, we've traveled coast-to-coast as well as
internationally to share our ideas and provide expertise in energy efficiency
program evaluation and design.
Highlights from 2009
Completing 12 process evaluations for
Northern California Power Authority members
Conducting the Second Year Evaluation
of HECO's Solar Saver Program
Hosting a delegation from Tokyo Gas and
Jyukankyo Research Institute
Assisting with several program
evaluations with Summit Blue for Hydro One, the Energy Trust of Oregon, and the
California Public Utilities Commission
Publishing the 4th Edition
of GHP Programs on behalf of the Western Area Power Authority
Leading technology-specific workshops
for Grand Basin G&T throughout the Midwest and
Teaching energy efficiency workshops on
behalf of the Association of Energy Services Professionals (AESP) and the
National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA)
We have many more exciting projects planned for 2010.
But we want to take this opportunity to wish everyone "Merry Christmas and Happy
Katherine Johnson, President
Current JCG Projects
California Public Power Authority (SCPPA)/ Riverside Utilities: Continuing the program evaluation activities with Summit
Blue, Katherine will be conducting process evaluations for Southern California
municipal utilities. The first evaluation will be completed for Riverside
Utilities in January 2010.
Hudson Gas & Electric Evaluation Plans and Process Evaluation: Katherine is working with Applied Energy Group to develop
three-year evaluation plans for Central Hudson's new residential and small
commercial programs. She is also completing the first year process evaluations
for these programs.
to Gross Assessment for California Public Utilities Commission's Local
Government Partnership: Katherine worked with
Summit Blue to assess the effectiveness of this initiative designed to
encourage the installation of energy efficient equipment throughout the
campuses. Her role included developing 10 California Community College Case
Studies describing the decision-making process and determining free ridership
levels at each community college.
Where in the World is KJ?
U p c o m i n g E v e n t s
GHP technologies, Electro Technologies Conference, hosted by Black Hills Power,
Rapid City, South Dakota, January 14, 2010
AESP National Conference, State of the Industry Report, Open Plenary Session and Moderator
for Home Performance Energy Audits, February 8-12, 2010.
Management Workshop Series for Buckeye Power, Columbus, Ohio
in Water Heaters- March 26, 2010
About Heat Pumps- April 26, 2010
and VSD Technologies- May 19, 2010
Two presentations in June 2010
Learned from the Field: Key Strategies for Implementing Successful On-Bill
Financing Programs" - an update
on Midwest Energy and HECO's On-the-Bill Financing Programs and the lessons learned from program evaluations
completed for two diverse programs: Midwest Energy and Hawaiian Electric
Up Energy Savings in Montana: Documenting the Development of a Sustainable
Energy Efficiency Community." This
paper will describe Fort Peck Indian
Reservation in Northeast Montana to
create a self-sustaining utility that provides renewable energy technologies to
all residents and businesses on the Fort Peck Reservation on behalf of the Fort
Peck Assiniboine & Sioux Tribes' Nakona Dakota Nations Power Company.
Just in! Dissertation Update:
KJ has completed her dissertation
defense and is resubmitting the 300 page "magnum opus" for final review and
approval. She hopes to clear this final hurdle for her Doctorate in Business
Administration in Spring 2010. Special thanks to her family for their patience
and to Corine (Renie) Mahon, JCG project manager, for her editing and support.
|Katherine and her family will return to Ouray,
CO for New Year's. This annual family tradition includes skiing, show shoeing,
and perhaps even a sleigh ride in Telluride, CO. She will also be enjoying
homemade fondue with her friends and family at her condo "Clifftop."Check out KJ's condo at: www.ourayrealty.com/.
Corine "Renie" and her family plan to enjoy a day of snow at Mt. Hood's Timberline Lodge.