Jon Feldman

Track G: Industrial Energy Optimization, Management, and Measurement for Efficient Operations
Fri/AM 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Senior Technical Officer, Industrial Energy Efficiency
IESO Ontario
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There is an old maxim that states, “necessity is the mother of invention”. When the industrial efficiency programs delivered by the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) were faced with several industrial “new construction” projects, “invention” became an imperative.

The obvious challenge for all new construction efficiency projects lies in establishing an energy use baseline without being able to perform the traditional pre-retrofit measurements. For industrial facilities, the use of building codes as a baseline is not an option, as these operations typically have unique processes and specific independent variables. The industrial sector does however have well established and accepted engineering and process models for energy use that can be used.

This presentation will examine several real (but anonymous) cases in the mining, manufacturing and industrial refrigeration sectors in Ontario where the IESO was able to establish a credible and defendable base case using different, project-specific, approaches. The presentation will include exploring the specific approaches used, insights from other jurisdictions, the challenges, and the risks.

Jon Feldman is the Senior Technical Officer for Industrial Energy Efficiency at the IESO. In this role, Jon is responsible for all technical aspects of the current and future industrial programs. He also provides leadership and guidance on industrial energy efficiency measures, energy management, Strategic Energy Management and ISO 50001, to the Energy Efficiency department.

In 2020 Jon became only the 2nd Canadian to be inducted into the AEE’s Energy Manager Hall of Fame; the Associations highest honor.

During the period 1997-2009 Mr. Feldman was a consultant for Hatch Ltd, where he conducted approximately 100 energy audits and energy management assessments at a broad range of commercial, institutional and industrial facilities.

Jon currently serves as a member of AEE’s CMVP Board, CEA Exam Committee and is a charter member of AEE’s ISO 50001 Certification Board. He is a regular contributor to the AEE World Conference as both a session chair and presenter.

Jon holds a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering from the University of Cape Town in South Africa. He is a CMVP Instructor, and is the longest serving instructor on the Canadian CEM panel, having taught over 50 classes and over 1,500 students.

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