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DR Dialogue: Portland General Electric & AutoGrid

Learn why Portland General Electric & AutoGrid’s Pricing and Peak Time Rebate Program was recognized as a Program Pacesetter in the 14th PLMA Awards.

When: Thursday, July 13, 2017
12:30 - 1:00 p.m. Eastern
Where: webcast
United States
Contact: Ed Thomas
(707) 652-5333

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Demand Response Dialogue

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Portland General Electric's Pricing and Behavioral Demand Response Program

with Josh Keeling, Portland General Electric; Jeffrey Norman, AutoGrid Systems; and Paul Miles, PECO

Thursday, July 13, 2017; 12:30 - 1:00 p.m. Eastern

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Learn why Portland General Electric (PGE) & AutoGrid Systems were recognized as Program Pacesetters in the 14th PLMA Awards  for their joint efforts on the utility's Pricing and Peak Time Rebate Program.

As part of their smart grid strategy, PGE is leveraging the AutoGrid Flex SaaS technology platform to deploy and evaluate the relative effectiveness of 12 pilot programs. These programs are engaging more than 10,000 residential customers with behavioral demand response opportunities and/or dynamic rates.

Assisted by CLEAResult, PGE is using the project to determine which programs and pricing structures are most effective at engaging customers and delivering reliable load sheds. During the summer and winter of 2016, PGE deployed 14 DR events that achieved an average of 1.1 MW of load shed per event across all 12 programs.

PGE will use the result of the pilot to extend the best program designs and rate structures to all qualified customers in 2019. When fully rolled out, the program is expected to lead to at least 30 MW of peak load reduction.

Plan to join PLMA for a dialogue with these industry thought leaders.

Who Should Attend.
Utility and regulatory staff as well as other energy industry trade allies and organizations seeking thought leadership and insight on innovative demand response methods to meet peak energy load needs, mitigate price, and manage variable generation.

How DR Dialogue Works.
When you register, you may submit a comment or question in advance. After brief introductions, the two featured speakers will have an informal 30-minute conversation. You're welcome to use a speaker phone so an unlimited number of people may participate. After the Dialogue, you will receive a recording web link. Unable to participate on this day and time? Register anyway and you will automatically receive the recording link.

Josh Keeling Josh Keeling
Portland General Electric

Josh Keeling oversees smart grid customer analytics at Portland General Electric. In this role he conducts internal research of emerging technologies, supports business case development, oversees measurement and verification, and develops long-term planning for distributed energy resources. Much of his current work has been focused on demand response, including smart thermostats, grid interactive water heaters, electric vehicles, and automated DR. Prior to joining PGE, Josh served as a manager of statistical analysis at the Cadmus Group. He is a voting member of the Regional Technical Forum and has contributed to a number of standards in DSM including work for USDOE, ANSI, and IPMVP. His background is in quantitative methods and has a master’s in systems science from Portland State.

Jeffrey NormanJeffrey Norman
AutoGrid Systems

Jeffrey is responsible for working with AutoGrid’s strategic customers and partners across the energy industry. He has over 25 years of experience working with some of the most progressive utilities. Most recently, Norman was the Vice President of Emerging Technologies at Leidos Engineering (formerly SAIC) where he led the practice that supported utilities’ grid modernization initiatives. Prior to Leidos, Jeff was an engagement manager with CapGemini North America’s Smart Energy Services group.

Paul MilesPaul Miles
PECO, an Exelon Company, and PLMA Awards Co-Chair

As Manager of Marketing Technical Services for PECO, an Exelon Company, Paul Miles has managed a team providing support to all customer classes related to energy efficiency and demand response since 2001. He played a key role in the development of PECO’s first Energy Efficiency & Conservation plan, involving a DR requirement to reduce system peak load by 355 MW over the top 100 hours. Today Paul provides oversight for PECO’s suit of web based customer information data systems and the remaining post Act 129 DR program, PECO’s Smart A/C Saver air conditioning cycling program.

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