20x2020 Newsletter | April 30, 2015

EnergyCAP: Recent and Upcoming Changes

Now that we have concluded our on-site training with EnergyCAP, the State Energy Programs Office (SEPO) is working on implementing the bill auditing process within EnergyCAP. There are currently a number of audit groups that have been built in the on-site training sessions. SEPO will be reviewing these groups and eliminating unnecessary ones. If your organization uses a particular audit group, please email the name of the group to 20x2020@omes.ok.gov  by May 1, 2015, so it will not be deleted. 

Changes have been made to the user groups within EnergyCAP to allow personnel who have attended an EnergyCAP training session to build and execute audits. Audit permissions have to be assigned on an individual basis, so if you need audits, please contact SEPO.

Permissions have also been corrected to allow agency administrators to add a template to a meter. 

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ES2 Behavioral Program Webinar: Gaining Support and Involvement of Leadership

This month’s ES2 energy manager webinar is titled "Gaining Support and Involvement of Leadership."

Energy managers across the state have done a great job of drafting energy conservation guidelines and strategic plans to educate and engage building operators and occupants. However, energy managers need the support of their top organizational leaders to get approval for those plans, break through red tape to implement them and receive recognition of the progress made despite many challenges. This session will help energy managers strategically engage their leadership to build support for their energy conservation program.

Organizations that have issued a purchase order to ES2 in order to enroll in the behavioral program are invited to register for this month's energy manager webinar. Please register at least one hour in advance of the webinar. 


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Extra ES2 Webinar: Building Operational Technology — Integrating Controls Systems

This May, ES2 will begin an additional series of webinars related to building systems equipment. These sessions will often feature guest speakers and will cover a range of energy savings opportunities, including a variety of behavioral and upgrade strategies.

As a continuation of April’s introduction to HVAC controls, this month’s webinar is titled "Building Operational Technology — Integrating Controls Systems.”

Many buildings have an outdated building automation system, a patchwork of equipment controllers from various manufacturers, or controls on several building systems with separate user interfaces. In each of these scenarios, control systems integration can be a cost effective strategy to help building operators manage their facilities for occupant comfort and energy savings. Register online for this session to learn about the common capabilities of control systems integration, the benefits of open source communications protocols and other considerations in pursuing this strategy.

Organizations that have issued a purchase order to ES2 in order to enroll in the behavioral program are invited to register for this month's energy manager webinar. Please register at least one hour in advance of the webinar. 


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Upcoming Project Exemption Deadline

Project exemptions are due May 31, 2015, for billing period quarter one of CY 2015. Organizations must submit exemptions on any specific projects that have resulted in energy savings that they would like to remove from ES2’s fee calculations. Any project completed between April 1, 2014, and March 31, 2015, must be submitted by May 31, 2015, to be considered for an exemption. 

For a complete submission, please submit each request through the online form and email IPMVP-adherent supporting documentation to 20x2020@omes.ok.gov.  Further information is available in the online instructions.

If you have any questions about this process, please email 20x2020@omes.ok.gov.

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Energy Savings in Three Squares a Day

Each individual has the opportunity to contribute to our goal of reducing energy consumption 20 percent by proactively finding small ways to help.

While you may be mostly focused on saving energy in your office or primary workspace, don’t overlook opportunities in the kitchen appliances we use daily at home and work. Aside from ensuring that coffee pots and other common items are turned off when not in use, please consider what types of kitchen equipment will consume the least energy.

When food safety will not be compromised, try to use steamers, microwaves, griddles and convection ovens. Cooking a set amount of food requires less energy in those appliances than when using ranges, broilers and standard ovens.

If you have any questions or ideas on tips to share, please contact Morgan Miller of ES2 at mmiller@es2ok.com or 405-528-4500. 

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20x2020 Upcoming Dates

Please mark your calendar for important 20x2020 dates.


  • May 21 | 2-3 p.m. | ES2
    Energy Manager Webinar
  • May 28 | 2-3 p.m. | ES2           Energy Manager Webinar
  • May 31 | Project Exemptions Due