2012 Utility Environmental Benchmarking Forum held in
Nashville, Tennessee, October 28 - 30, 2012.
Our 2012 Utility Environmental Benchmarking Forum was held October 28 – 30, 2012, in Nashville, TN (see 2012 Forum photos). The Forum took place at the Loews Vanderbilt Hotel, adjacent to Vanderbilt University and downtown Nashville. There was a kick-off reception Sunday evening, October 28. The preliminary topics for the Utility Environmental Benchmarking Forum were:
- Environmental performance measures and data
- Lessons learned from leading utility companies and energy providers
- Sustainability programs, profitability and effective implementation
The Forum Steering Committee members identified agenda topics, as well as guest speaker options. Our intent was to implement many of the ideas which came out at last year’s forum, into this year’s forum agenda, without losing any of the core learning and sharing.
2012 Forum Participants:
The Forum participants have increased to over 35 utilities from across the U.S. and Canada. The following is the list of companies that participated in some manner with the UEBF in 2012, and many of them participated in the Forum the past two years as well. These companies have collaborated with metric sharing, best practice study participation, as well as lessons learned presentations. However due to a few organizational realignments as well as Hurricane Sandy’s trek through the east coast, not all of the companies were able to actually attend the event in 2012. These companies represent the best-in-class utility performers in specific environmental areas: Ameren Corp, American Electric Power, Arizona Public Service, BC Hydro, Bonneville Power, Con Edison of New York, Consumers Energy (CMS), Dominion Resources, DTE Energy Co, Duke Energy, Entergy Corp, Exelon (Constellation, Generation, Transmission & Delivery), FirstEnergy, Hydro Quebec, Madison Gas & Electric, National Grid, NextEra Energy: Florida Power & Light, NextEra Energy: NextEra Energy Resources, Northeast Utilities, OGE Energy, Oncor, Pacific Gas & Electric, Portland General Electric, PP&L, PP&L Companies (LG&E and KU), Progress Energy, Public Service Enterprise Group (PSEG), Public Service of New Mexico (PNM), Salt River Project, SaskPower, SCANA, Southern California Edison, Southern Company, Tampa Electric Company (TECO), Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), Tucson Electric Power, Westar Energy, Xcel Energy.
2011 Benchmarking Forum:
The 2011 Utility Environmental Benchmarking Forum and the 2011 Fall EPRI Sustainability Interest Group workshop was held in conjunction. Many of the Utility Environmental Benchmarking Forum participant companies are also participants through EPRI’s Sustainability Interest Group, and thus we will attempt to integrate efforts in the future, as appropriate.