Johnson Consulting Group

Winter Edition 2009-2010
Happy Holidays!

We 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 include:

  • 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 New Year!"

Katherine Johnson, President


Current JCG Projects
  • Southern 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.

  • Central 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.
  • Net 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

Presenting on 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.

Demand Side Management Workshop Series for Buckeye Power, Columbus, Ohio

  • Advances in Water Heaters- March 26, 2010

  • All About Heat Pumps- April 26, 2010

  • Motors and VSD Technologies- May 19, 2010

IEPEC- Paris

Two presentations in June 2010
  • "Lessons 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 Company (HECO).
  • "Rounding 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.
In This Issue
Current JCG Projects
Where in the World is KJ?
Just in! Dissertation Update
Fun Stuff
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.

Fun Stuff

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.

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