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DR Dialogue: KCP&L Thermostat Program
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Learn why KCPL and Nest were recognized as a Thought Leaders in the 14th PLMA Awards.

When: Thursday, Aug. 3, 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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KCP&L's Thermostat Program

with Elena Hill, KCPL; Jamie Staples, Nest Labs;  Barry Ledford, CLEAResult; and Nicholas Corsetti, National Grid

Recorded Thursday, August 3, 2017

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Learn why KCPL and Nest Labs were recognized as Thought Leaders in the 14th PLMA Awards  for their joint efforts on the utility's Thermostat Program.

This Midwestern utility is continuing its pioneering nature with a customer centric approach to revamping its 70 MW DLC Thermostat Program. Driven by the mantra of being a “Trusted Energy Partner” to its’ customers, KCP&L has partnered with Nest Labs and CLEAResult, two companies that share KCP&L’s philosophy on customer experience, to transition an initial 35,000 participants from legacy 1-way technology to 2-way verifiable Nest Learning Thermostats within its Missouri territory.

The program, which is also open to new customers, kicked off in April 2016 with the objective of leveraging the intuitive design and ease of installation of the Nest Thermostat to offer customers “Do It Yourself”.

CLEAResult provided Professional installation or “Bring Your Own” options to join KCP&L’s Thermostat Program. This model, which optimizes towards 70% DIY Installations, increases the efficiency and cost effectiveness of the program, allows for exponential scalability and rewards customers for empowering themselves with a $50 incentive for self-installation.

By employing innovative marketing tactics, a unique delivery mechanism, as well as a best in class enrollment portal and Learning Thermostat, in 2016 the Thermostat Program cost effectively delivered over 8,000 Nest Thermostats to customers- 200% of the Program Year One goal.

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.

Elena Hill Elena Hill

Elena Hill is a Product Manager at Kansas City Power & Light. Elena is primarily responsible for KCP&L’s Residential and Small-Medium Business Demand Response and Behavioral Energy Efficiency programs. Before onboarding as a demand-side management Product Manager, Elena served as an intern at KCP&L where she worked on various regulated and non-regulated renewable energy initiatives. Elena also worked as a Graduate Assistant at the University of Saint Mary School of Business, where she earned both her Bachelor’s and Master’s in Business Administration.

Jamie StaplesJamie Staples
Nest Labs

Jamie Staples is passionate about helping energy providers, and their customers, save energy & money. He currently works on the Business Development team for Nest Labs where he drives program development, strategy, and execution of thermostat-enabled DSM initiatives. Over the course of his career in the energy sector, Mr. Staples has worked with over dozens of utilities across the U.S., presented to half a dozen commissions & city councils, and implemented one of the first ever Behavioral DR programs. Additionally, the programs he has overseen have saved over 70 GWh of energy and helped redefine the way over 1.5 million people interact with their energy consumption.

Barry LedfordBarry Ledford
Barry Ledford manages the Kansas City Power & Light Thermostat Program for CLEAResult. The Kansas City Power & Light Thermostat Program is a Residential Demand Response Program utilizing paging and Wi-Fi thermostats with over 63,000 program participants. Barry also manages the Kansas City Power & Light Home Protection Program. Prior to joining CLEAResult, Barry worked for 8 years in various roles in Civil Engineering and Project Management.Energy Engineers.

Nicholas CorsettiNicholas Corsetti
National Grid and PLMA Awards Co-Chair

Nick Corsetti has held various roles at the northeast electric and gas utility National Grid, including in residential energy efficiency program strategy, and most recently was responsible for coordinating the customer experience within the Company’s Smart Energy Solutions pilot program, a critical initiative for National Grid as it evolves within the progressive regulatory frameworks proposed in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and New York.

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