Basin Electric Power Cooperative:
Developed and presented a day-long workshop on Demand-Side
Management Technology on Motors and Variable Frequency Drives.
This workshop provided participants from energy organizations
with an overview and demonstrations of current motors and VFDs
technologies JCG will be conducting additional workshops
sponsored by Basin Electric and Western Area Power
Administration on motors, VFDs, and geothermal heat pumps.
Bonneville Power Administration:
As a subcontractor to Summit Blue, Katherine completed a series
of in-depth case studies featuring marketing best practices
targeting residential, commercial, industrial, and specialized
markets. These case studies were integral in assisting BPA
in developing a strategic marketing plan
British Columbia Utilities
City Utilities, Springfield, Missouri:
City Utilities hired the Johnson Consulting Group Evaluation
Team to conduct a complete analysis of its energy efficiency
portfolio using Evaluation, Measurement & Verification
activities (EM&V) as it relates to its operations for City
Colorado Springs Utilities:
Completed an economic, market, and
technical potential study for this municipal utility to determine
the feasibility of developing a geothermal heat pump incentive
program targeting residential and commercial customers. This
work included conducting economic tests to quantify the benefits
to the customer and the utility from offering this program,
as well as to determine the current competitive market conditions.
Consortium for Energy Efficiency:
Assisted in refining and deploying
EPA ENERGY STAR® Purchasing Tool Kit targeting
state and local government procurement officials. Wrote case
studies highlighting effective strategies used by municipal
governments to adopt energy efficient equipment.
Energy: Helped this rural electric and
gas utility develop a portfolio of energy efficiency programs
that will enhance its services to its customer base. Her
responsibilities include developing business cases to help
target the utility’s activities appealing to dual-fuel
contractors and developing residential “whole house” program.
Delta Montrose Electric Association (DMEA):
Light Bulb Fund Raiser
– Developed and implemented ENERGY STAR®
program to encourage home and business owners to purchase
over 3,000 CFLs from community non-profit groups at $5
each during a two-week campaign with the groups keeping
$2 as a fund raiser. Completed a comprehensive market
assessment and literature review of lighting trends in
the residential market. The project included developing
a financial analysis of energy efficient lighting for
Geothermal Heat Pump Marketing –
Consulted in development of award-winning, integrated
geo heat pump marketing program for residential and commercial
customers to include: 30-year financing with extended
warranty and rate lock; 2) Geo Comfort Club with quarterly
newsletter and annual dinner; 3) Joint utility-contractor
promotion with lead generation, design/proposal standards
and post-install commissioning for comfort/quality assurance.
Designed and implemented customer satisfaction surveys
to measure the customer satisfaction and determine areas
for improvement in its strategies to promote geothermal
heat pumps. Prepared case studies based on customer interviews
and developed and evaluated various marketing materials
and outreach programs.
Strategic Planning- Assisted in designing and prioritizing DMEA's energy efficiency services portfolio including identifying key
goals, objectives, staffing levels, and tactical action plans.
Department of Energy
partnership with Innovologie): Assisted in
a comprehensive analysis of the Commercial Building Sector,
identifying key trends in market development, consumer attitudes
and behaviors that will influence how commercial buildings
operate. This ground-breaking study identified the likely
effects that improvements in communications, technology, and
materials will have on how various commercial segments use
commercial building space. This report has major implications
for energy usage and consumption characteristics. It is currently
being updated with interviews of chief energy stakeholders
and decision-makers throughout the commercial buildings market.
Edison Electric Institute:
Strategic consulting for new product and service development.
Developed an affinity marketing program for vendors specializing
in the residential and small commercial markets and led the
development of their marketing plan.
Edison Electric Institute:
authored four in-depth profiles on utility strategies to cope
with the rise of the new "at risk" customer. These case studies
and white paper were presented at the Annual AGA/EEI Customer
Service Meeting, Orlando in March 2009. Click here for
Energy Trust of Oregon:
Conducted evaluations of several
Energy Trust of Oregon Programs including Clean Energy Works
EPA ENERGY STAR®: Refined the EPA’s ENERGY
STAR® Purchasing Tool Kit targeting state and local
government procurement officials. She also wrote case studies
highlighting effective strategies used by municipal governments
to adopt energy efficient equipment.
FortisBC PowerSense (Canada):
Created a detailed discussion of appropriate Monitoring and
Evaluation (M&E) activities.
GeoPowering the West
partnership with U.S. Department of Energy and Western Area
and presented a webinar to help staff at small-to-medium utilities
calculate and articulate the value of geothermal heat pumps
based on their utility’s load objectives and new/existing
home market opportunity, evaluate alternative utility program
offering “best practices” and “lessons learned”,
Identify low/no cost information and program development resources
and develop a “Go to Market” Program Plan Outline
for presentation to senior management. All webinar registrants
will receive a “Geo Heat Pump” report with
an updated introduction and listing of geothermal program
tools and resources, as well as a “Geo Heat Pump Utility
Value Calculator” and Geo Heat Pump Program Opportunity.
High West Energy:
Developed Business Cases
(Subcontractor to Summit Blue) Leading the process
evaluation of its Double Return Process and Impact Evaluation.
Responsibilities include: collecting and assesses the cost data
and verifying program assumptions, assesses Hydro One baseline
and savings calculations, assessing costs per kW and kWh, and
determining program impacts accounting for free ridership,
spillover, and measure life and persistence.
Public Power: Evaluated the Shade
Tree Program and two Weatherization Programs.
Conducted a comprehensive customer satisfaction study to identify strategies
for this building engineering firm to measure and improve
its performance among utilities, builders, architects, and
engineering firms in New Jersey.
Marathon Water Heaters: Provided
marketing support as well as consulting services to enhance
its position as a thought leader among utilities desiring to
begin or enhance a water heater related demand response
Worked with this rural utility that provides both natural gas and electric services to approximately 40,000 customer throughout Kansas. Developing business cases to support energy efficiency programs in both the residential and commercial markets. See
link to article.
Missouri Gas Energy:
Group and Summit Blue Canada completed a process and impact
evaluation of Missouri Gas Energy's natural gas water heating
program. This evaluation included quantifying the impacts from
both traditional tanked and tankless water heaters, reviewing
the program's proprietary database, and completing interviews
with program staff, contractors, and customers. Overall, this
has been a successful program during its first year of operation
and has led to significant water and energy savings for Missouri
Montgomery County, Maryland: Updated
Energy Design Guidelines as part of a larger county-wide effort
to promote energy efficient building practices for all commercial
end-use applications. This project included conducting a literature
review of current design guidelines from a variety of energy
efficiency organizations and creating a workable document
that could provide guidance and direction to County employees,
vendors, and consultants.
National Rural Electric Cooperative Association:
Developed and presented a
“How to Plan and Implementation Home Energy Efficiency”
workshop prior to Connect 2007 conference for marketing and
communication staffs of electric cooperatives held May
2007 in Miami.
New Jersey Board of Public Utilities
(in partnership with Summit Blue):
Supervised and completed more than 70 in-depth interviews
with trade allies throughout New Jersey. Also summarized the
results and provided strategic recommendations for program
improvement and outreach.
New Jersey Board of Public Utilities
(in partnership with Summit Blue):
Conducted in-depth interviews with
building professionals to measure the overall effectiveness
of New Jersey’s residential new construction programs.
These interviews were part of a comprehensive multi-year evaluation
and helped to identify new ways to provide the building community
with the support they need to promote energy efficient building
New York State Energy Research and Development
Authority (in partnership with PA
Key project team member in the first state
program ever to target local decision-makers. Conducted life
cycle costing analysis and energy benefits analysis for local
governments. Prepared case studies documenting anticipated
savings from program participation. Presented findings to
elected officials, technical staff, and end users in various
presentations throughout New York State. This project scope
has expanded to target large cities, and state colleges and
universities, and now includes analyzing the entire “plug-load”
of a building to identify energy savings strategies. Ms. Johnson
directed 25 projects at locations throughout New York State,
including the University of Buffalo. This project has just
been renewed for a fourth round which began May, 2006.
New York Energy $mart(SM)
(in partnership with PA
Consulting): Developed marketing
and awareness campaign to encourage the adoption of energy
efficiency strategies in institutional and commercial markets
throughout New York State. Developed marketing materials,
conducted in-depth research with institutional decision-makers
and tracked program implementation rates and estimated energy
Northern California Power Agency
Thirteen municipal and rural electric cooperatives have
contracted to develop and complete comprehensive evaluation,
monitoring, and verification plans. Directed the process
evaluation activities at these utilities, which include the City
of Palo Alto, Silicon Valley Power, the City of Lodi, City of
Redding, and Alameda Power & Telecom.
Gas & Electric:
the principal researcher and interviewer for commercial and
industrial baseline studies, this study examined the effects
of market transformation in motors, HVAC, and refrigeration
markets. She has also conducted extensive interviews with
Energy Service Companies (ESCos) throughout the United States
to determine trends in energy efficiency technologies and
likely marketing strategies.
(Four Colorado Natural Gas Utilities
PSNC Energy contracted with Johnson Consulting Group to
conduct a limited impact evaluation of its Energy Efficient
Equipment Rebate Program (Rebate Program) for program years
2010-2011 and its In-home Energy Audit Program.
Southern California Edison
partnership with TecMRT Works):
Provided in-depth analysis of hard-to-reach customers located
throughout California. This joint utility sponsored study
included a comprehensive mapping analysis, detailed segmentation
studies of various ethnic and demographic groups, and action
plans describing appropriate vehicles to reach core groups.
Developed and presented a “How
to Plan and Implementation Home Energy Efficiency” workshop
prior to Net and Emerging Technologies conference for key
account staff of electric cooperatives held February May 2007
Western Area Power Administration:
Development and deployment
of two web-based seminars and two “How to Plan and Develop
Demand Side Management Program” strategies and tactics
for small-to-medium municipal and cooperative utilities in
Western’s service territory.