Project: AMPCO 08 — Energy Management in Large Ontario Enterprises: A Field Study

Partner: The Association of Major Power Consumers of Ontario (AMPCO), AITIA Analytics, OCE, NSERC
Dates: September 2008 - January 2009
Participants: Jamieson, G., Hilliard, A.
Description: This study was comprised of interviews with energy managers, consultants, and program developers about work in large manufacturing enterprises in order to discover opportunities for Human Factors contributions to energy management practice. The information management and organizational challenges experienced in these sophisticated environments may indicate future mainstream challenges in a “smart grid,” low-carbon energy economy. Participants reported challenges in data maintenance, energy modeling, and availability of software. Social challenges included difficulties in simultaneously motivating employees, persuading executive managers, and collaborating with colleagues. Findings were presented at two conferences and as a technical report, and informed subsequent research.

View PDF Hilliard, A., & Jamieson, G. A. (2014). "Monitoring & Targeting Energy in Practice: A Field Study." In Proceedings of the 2014 ECEEE Summer Study in Industry (pp. 591–601). Arnhem, NL: European Council for an Energy Efficient Economy. Retrieved from

View PDF Hilliard, A., & Jamieson, G. A. (2013). "Recursive Estimates as an Extension to CUSUM-based Energy Monitoring & Targeting". In Proceedings of the 2013 ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Industry (pp. 4–1..4–13). Niagara Falls, NY: ACEEE. Retrieved from

View PDF Hilliard, A., & Jamieson, G.A. (2009). Energy management in large enterprises: A field study. (CEL 09-01). University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada.

Hilliard, A., & Jamieson, G. A., "Energy Management in Large Enterprises: A Field Study, " Proceedings of the 55th Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, pp.399-403, 2011.

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