Please join us for the February Chapter meeting sponsored by Georgia Power!
Georgia Power’s Custom Savings Energy Efficiency Programs - How does it Incentivize HVACR Industry on a path beyond State Energy Code Compliance?
Natasha Reynolds from Georgia Power and Jeff West from ICF will provide an overview of Georgia Power’s Custom Savings Rebate Program. This program is designed to provide incentives for installations of high efficiency, load reducing, and conservation enabling technologies, such as improved building envelopes, HVACR equipment, UPS, Controls equipment, as well as high frequency battery chargers, and dry-type transformers. Measures that exceed Georgia’s Energy Code Standard, currently referencing IECC 2009 and ASHRAE 90.1-2007, typically qualify. Details regarding energy efficiency measures, energy use impacts, and typical incentive values awarded per energy efficiency measure will be shared. The presentation will also include a more in-depth view of how 90.1 becomes a direct influence on baseline, versus the existing building conditions for a short-list of measures.
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Natasha Reynolds is currently Georgia Power’s Custom Incentives Commercial Energy Efficiency program manager. Her role is to support the implementation of the PSC-certified energy efficiency programs offered to the commercial customers of Georgia Power. Natasha recently came from Gulf Power based in Pensacola, where she had energy efficiency program management responsibilities for demand-side management programs in the commercial and industrial markets. She also provided energy simulation, equipment and building analysis, technical support, project management and field leadership for sales and the implementation of new products and services. Prior to working for Gulf Power, she was a facilities energy manager for Escambia County in Florida, worked in marketing as well as distribution operations for Pensacola Energy, and was a sales engineer in the industrial air pollution control industry.
Natasha earned a Bachelor of Science in industrial engineering from Panama’s UIP/ULACIT. She has volunteered as the electronics communications chair for NW FL ASHRAE Region VII in Pensacola, and is a past chair for Florida Chapter’s Northern Gulf Coast region of the U.S. Green Building Council. She is also serves a member of the Standard Project Committee for ASHRAE’s Standard 100 Energy Efficiency in Existing Buildings, has attained LEED AP BD+C and Certified Green Professional™ designations, and is a Certified Energy Manager.
Jeff West performs as a Senior Energy Engineer for ICF to facilitate successful applications on behalf of Georgia Power for their Commercial Energy Efficiency Program. Mr. West works directly with Georgia Power customers, and vendors in the building industry to navigate the technical and preapproval requirements of the Custom Savings Rebate Program. Jeff actively assists in development of energy use reduction calculations used to claim an incentive, while successfully navigating applicants through the State’s energy code reference to ASHRAE Standards, such as 62.1, and 90.1. With Mr. West’s assistance, customers have gained incentives for applied measures that include variable motor control systems, infiltration improvements, outdoor air reduction strategies, laboratory exhaust systems, VRF heat recovery, high efficiency chiller system upgrades, and energy management system retrofits. Previously, Mr. West worked as a LEED Certification Manager for DNV GL, responsible for managing verification of applications for LEED certification on behalf of the GBCI.