Demand Response (DR) and its application through communication and information technology (IT) are going through a constant and radical evolution – hopefully, in the right direction! As the Smart Grid activities start taking pace, the enabling communication infrastructure and IT within the domains, electricity markets, consumers, etc. are aiding the integration and interoperability of DR. In many instances, these technologies influence the policies, business and economic decisions, and energy management aspects for a variety of stakeholders, including the consumers. In this track, we bring these understandings from and follow with interactive discussions with well-renowned experts to:
•Present the current DR technologies in place for open innovation, small/medium commercial, residential, industrial, etc. buildings.
•New technology solutions available (or forthcoming) for consumers to be prepared for dynamic pricing, distributed energy resources, etc.
•Technology trends beyond the traditional thinking for adoption of the Smart Grid.
Each session will have 8-10 minute presentations by each of the panelists/speakers, followed by an interactive moderated discussion. The activities will lead from previous tracks on value propositions and business models for DR.
Understanding the current implementations is the key to identify any requirements for future advancement of new technologies or the policies that will require them. This session will focus on the current DR technology applications for commercial programs, pilots, and demonstration programs for different markets and end-users across the United States. We will identify some new ways the technologies are being brought to the market place and outcomes from these applications.
Charles McParland - Panelist
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Ron Hofmann - Panelist
CaRon Energy Strategies
Sila Kiliccote - Leader
Deputy, Demand Response Research Center
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Harlan Coomes - Panelist
Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD)
Adam Buckman - Panelist
Program Manager, Cloud Systems
General Electric - Home & Business Solutions
The “price-responsive” DR programs within service providers’ retail markets (e.g., utilities) and real-time market prices for wholesale markets (e.g., independent systems operators) provide opportunities to consumers to interact with the supply-side (Smart Grid). The use of available distributed energy resources (DER) will be a game changer in the way the demand-side can participate in a service provider’s DR markets. This session will look at new communication and technologies, programs, etc. providing the information – in real-time – to the consumer’s resources and engaging them in a “two-way” dialogue for the acceleration of the Smart Grid.
Roger Levy - Moderator
Terry Mohn - Speaker
General MicroGrids, Inc
Robert Nawy - Panelist
Managing Director & CFO
Ron Melton - Panelist
Administrator, GridWise Architecture Council / Director, Pacific Northwest Smart Grid Demonstration
Battelle / Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Frances Cleveland - Panelist
Xanthus Consulting International
The tighter integration of DR markets and demonstration activities underway across the US for Smart Grid, new concepts and innovation is emerging that are bold to think beyond the traditional thinking of DR. The technology advancements in the areas of storage, building intelligence, the Internet, EV/PHEV, etc. are all contributing to new ways the policy makers, service-providers, industry, and the consumers can use them in new ways. This session will look into such developments in the United States and elsewhere to provide cues to answer – what’s next?
Mary Ann Piette - Leader
DRRC Research Director
Lawrence Berkeley National Lab
Chellury (Ram) Sastry - Panelist
Samsung Telecommunications America, LLC
Mike Coop - Panelist
Founder and Managing Director
Carl Besaw - Panelist
Southern California Edison
Michael Leppitsch - Panelist