AEP Ohio Spring Customer Seminar

AEP Ohio’s Spring Customer Seminar on Networked Lighting was a smashing success. In the words of one attendee, “Very well delivered and informative training, well worth attending”.

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Wednesday, May 15th, 2019
AEP Ohio Headquarters
700 Morrison Road
Columbus, OH

8:30am – registration and continental breakfast
9am – 3:30pm
Lunch is provided

Networked Lighting

Join us to review the current developments in the field of networked lighting – particularly the newest approaches to lighting system controls. The combination of newer lighting products with advanced computer-based controls provides companies with powerful tools to reduce the operating cost of their lighting systems while providing improved lighting

The workshop will provide a hands-on demonstration of the networked controls, allowing you to go beyond a theoretical understanding of the newest available technology. You will hear the success stories of companies that have implemented advanced lighting controls, and discover the available financing options.


Wesley Whited has been focusing on innovation in the commercial lighting markets for the past eight years, with professional experience in utility program design, new business development, and technical problem solving. As an experienced lighting professional, he oversaw the specification and implementation of many large-scale, commercial lighting and controls projects. He has been invited to speak on a variety of topics by many utilities and has presented on behalf of DNV GL at multiple national conferences. Mr. Whited manages all technical inquiries related to networked lighting for DNV GL. In this role, he conducts a variety of market research to accurately project energy savings scenarios to develop better program specifications. He is a frequent contributor to the Energy in Transition blog and has recently published a white paper on IoT technology for the ACEEE. He is currently leading an investment project that quantifies the value of non-energy impactors. He holds an MBA from Capital University.


Ravi Parikh is Business Development Manager for RAB Lighting. He has worked for RAB Lighting for over three years and has more than 10 years of experience working in the lighting efficiency industry. Prior to RAB, Ravi managed and administered efficiency programs for utilities such as PG&E and Efficiency Vermont.

Ravi is responsible for developing training opportunities to educate various stakeholders on LED technology and controls. He also works directly with utility efficiency programs throughout the country, getting RAB more engaged in utility incentive programs. Ravi is Lighting Certified by the NCQLP, a member of the IES and its Energy Efficiency Lighting Committee, and a member of the DesignLights Consortium’s Industry Advisory Committee.

Ravi lives in Vermont, with his family of five, including the dog. When he can, Ravi enjoys hiking, music, food and spending time at home.


Agenda (subject to change)

8:30Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00Welcome from OCIEE & AEP Ohio
9:20Lighting market and energy savings overview
10:00Common barrier to Networked Lighting Controls (NLC)
10:30Technical considerations for selecting an NLC system
12:00Hands on with Networked Lighting Controls
1:00AEP Ohio Energy Efficiency Programs updates
1:30AEP Ohio’s NLC program overview
2:00Case study review
2:30Non-energy benefits
2:45The future of lighting and lighting controls
3:15Wrap up from OCIEE & AEP Ohio
3:30Adjourn and Networking


There is no fee for this workshop, but pre-registration is required. Online registration is found at:

For more information, please contact

Angie Rybalt

AEP Ohio

Melisa Adrien

OCIEE/Graphet Data Mining
513-474-4870 x208