State Partnership for Energy Efficient Demonstrations (SPEED)
The State Partnership for Energy Efficient Demonstrations (SPEED) program sought to drive the market adoption of energy efficient technologies as a part of California’s commitment to a clean energy future. Managed through the California Institute for Energy and Environment (CIEE) from 2004 to 2014, SPEED was highly successful in conducting more than 100 demonstrations and other technology-transfer projects to showcase the benefits of best-in-class technology solutions in installations across the state. SPEED was a program of the Public Interest Energy Research (PIER) program of the California Energy Commission.
Taking a collaborative approach to market transformation, SPEED leveraged partnerships with manufacturers, technology stakeholders and demonstration hosts. A unique process connected technology development, demonstration and market adoption through a feedback-generating pipeline that not only drove market adoption and energy savings, but also informed product improvement, influenced state and national codes and standards and created a positive market environment for investment and green jobs.