July 26, 2017

Launched in May, the 2017 Catalog of Emerging Technologies Assessments provides members interested in emerging technologies (ET) with a powerful tool. This directory of ET research from 25 American and Canadian energy efficiency programs enables CEE members to benefit from each other’s work and focus their own efforts by identifying completed and active research on new technologies.

Since the release, CEE has conducted orientations to give members an overview of the Catalog contents and demonstrate different ways to sort and filter information for various purposes.

The ETC seeks to enable efficient and effective transfer of information on ET assessments to support consideration of new opportunities and to accelerate consideration and adoption of emerging technologies into energy efficiency programs and the market.

By continuously refining the resources it provides, such as the Catalog, along with its approach to emerging technologies, the ETC helps identify and develop the highest priority binational opportunities. The current approach includes a standardized process for compiling emerging opportunities in the Catalog of Emerging Technologies Assessments followed by screening, prioritization, and selection of promising opportunities.

CEE Emerging Technologies Collaborative first developed a common terminology that enabled tools and a meaningful process.High priority and timely emerging opportunities are further developed through working groups that document a technical, market, and program basis. For example, advanced commercial lighting controls, manufactured homes, multifunction heat pumps, communicating thermostats, engine generator block heaters, and ammonia refrigeration systems have all surfaced as candidates for possible inclusion in CEE market initiatives.

Can the ETC Catalog help you?

Since the release, over three dozen CEE members have joined calls to learn strategies for extracting pertinent information about ET assessments and pilots to accelerate consideration of new program opportunities—request your own orientation today!

About CEE
CEE is an award-winning consortium of efficiency program administrators from the United States and Canada. Members work to unify program approaches across jurisdictions to increase the success of efficiency in markets. By joining forces at CEE, individual electric and gas efficiency programs are able to partner not only with each other, but also with other industries, trade associations, and government agencies. Working together, administrators leverage the effect of their ratepayer funding, exchange information on successful practices and, by doing so, achieve greater energy efficiency for the public good.