Quarterly In-Person Meeting

December 6, 2023, 4:30 – 6:00 PM Mountain
Colorado Tap House
14982 W 69th Ave
Arvada, CO 80007

Free for current RMAEE members, $20 for non-members

TOPIC 1: Energy Management: Where do you begin?
Back to Basics: understanding your Utility Bill and why are you being penalized on your bill and from the city, and state? what is Power factor (PF)?
PF is not an understood concept, especially on how it affects the demand charges and rates. Yet, problems with this aspect of electrical systems
results in greater electrical utility costs, both from the point of electrical demand and consumption. Understand what power factor is in modern buildings and how it relates to equipment life, energy efficiency, and demand costs.
Determine what to focus on inside your electrical network to reduce high energy costs from the Utility.

TOPIC 2: Grid-interconnected Efficient Buildings (GEBs)
As grid systems such as Xcel Energy’s fully decarbonize, grid-interactive efficient buildings (GEBs) may have a key role to play. Leslie Martel Baer will provide an overview of what GEBs are, their potential benefits to building owners, grid operators and society at large. This exploration will include ideas regarding how GEBs may function as part of virtual power plants (VPPs) and serve as one of the key resources in achieving near 100% hourly carbon free electricity systems – both for large customers with early target dates (e.g., 2030) and for all customers on a system aiming for these levels of decarbonization.

DATE/TIME: Wednesday, December 6th, 4:30-6:00 PM MST
WHERE: Colorado Tap House, 14982 W 69th Ave, Arvada CO

Presenter 1: Adil Khan, AEE – Regional VP and Local Chapter Board member
Senior Member of Association of Energy Engineers and IEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. Electrical Engineer with an MBA in Business Strategy and Management and several certifications in technology applications. CEO of Accentz, Inc. engineering and technology solutions company Founder and President of TransPower Company – R&D Company, bringing out next generation technologies. Contact: adil@transPowerco.com LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/adil-khan-ee-mba/

Presenter 2: Leslie Martel Baer
Leslie Martel Baer manages the Distributed Intelligence & Clean Energy Product Development team at Xcel Energy. She has over 10 years of experience working in clean energy through utilities, government agencies, private companies and NGOs, and an additional more than 20 years of experience providing strategic management consulting to sustainability sectors. Leslie holds a masters in energy management and a bachelors in biochemistry

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