34th PLMA Conference

Nov. 7-9, 2016 in Delray Beach, Fla.

34th PLMA Conference Resource Materials

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Presentation Archive for 34th PLMA Conference

Presentations are available below for the 34th PLMA Conference, as they appeared on the agenda.  Click on the presenter name or session name in bold red.  Please note some sessions were round table discussions without slides, and a few presenters did not have slides for their sessions.

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View 34TH Conference highlights from Delray Beach below.

34th PLMA Conference

November 7-9, 2016
Delray Beach, Florida

Gain real-world insight from practitioners and energy utilities active in the demand response marketplace. Over 150 demand response industry professionals are expected to attend from energy utilities and government agencies as well as industry allies, including consultants, manufacturers, and service providers.

Wi-fi hosted by Comverge
Electric Power Alley hosted by CLEAResult

PLMA Spring Conference Sponsors
Monday, November 7, 2016 — Optional Pre-Conference Activities (separate registration required)

Interest Group Meetings Track 1

Interest Group Meetings Track 2

8:30 - 10:00 am

Community Storage Meeting

co-produced by Grid-Interactive Behind-the-Meter Storage Interest Group and Distributed Energy Resource Integration Interest Group

Introduction and Overview to Behind-the-Meter Storage and DER Integration Interest Groups, with BTMS Co-Chair Steve Koep, Vaughn Thermal and DER Co-Chair John Powers, Extensible Energy

Behind-the-Meter Storage and the Community Storage Initiative Update with Steve Koep, Vaughn Thermal, Rick Tempchin, Edison Electric Institute, and Robin Roy, NRDC

GIWH Equipment Providers Roundtable
As the foundation of Community Storage, Grid-Interactive Water Heating (GIWH) is emerging as the low-hanging fruit of energy storage technologies. Hear from equipment providers – tanks & controls – about the technologies and program models that they are bringing to the Community Storage market. Manufacturers represented include:


Retail Pricing Interest Group Kickoff Meeting

Co-Chairs Clayton Engel, Consumers Energy and Evan Pittman, Comverge

Join the Retail Pricing interest group for its first meeting to help determine the charter, future activities, needs/requirements of the group, and join in dynamic presentations and discussions on relevant topics.

Possible topics:

  • Demand charges for residential customers: whether and when they make sense, how they should be structured, and how best to empower customers to manage them
  • Rate design considerations for customers with rooftop solar
  • The trend toward default time-of-use pricing
  • Variable pricing structures for residential customers (e.g., real-time pricing)

To Learn More, CLICK HERE

10:00 - 10:15 am


10:15 - 12 noon

Community Storage Meeting cont.

Is There a Policy Gap for Community Storage Technologies? Robin Roy, NextEnergy for NRDC
Energy legislation is sure to be actively pursued in the next Congress. What might be done to help deliver the potential benefits of community energy storage, and ensure it is not overlooked, or even set back? Join us for a discussion of the Federal ‘policy gap’ for community storage, as seen in appliance energy standards, building technology R&D, and ENERGY STAR definitions. This session will also explore a legislative ‘straw man’ proposal, followed by a roundtable discussion.

Integration of Battery Storage as Community Storage Assets Mike Taylor, SEPA
SEPA’s recent Beyond The Meter resource guide describes the transition from a traditional, centralized power grid to a more distributed one as having significant impacts on the grid of the future. As utilities begin to explore the capabilities of distributed energy resources (DERs), new tools will be called upon to optimize grid infrastructure and operations, such as increased flexibility to incorporate solar’s more intermittent generation. This guide explores the potential value of various DERs to provide power, capacity and ancillary services to the grid.

Grid-Responsive Becomes Grid-Interactive & Load Management Becomes ‘Community Storage’!
Survey Results & Next Steps

Customer Engagement Interest Group Kickoff Meeting

Co-Facilitators Andrea Simmonsen, Idaho Power and Sharyn Barata, Opinion Dynamics

Join with others to explore the creation of a new PLMA interest group to explore customer engagement issues. Topics will include round-the-table discussion of relevant topics and brainstorming of future activities.

12 noon - 1:00 pm

Shared Interest Group Lunch

1:00 - 2:30 pm

Community Storage Meeting cont.

Solar, Storage, and DR — Modeling the Solar Triple Play on Distribution Circuits, John Powers, Extensible Energy
As solar penetrations rise on any given distribution circuit, both utility-scale storage and targeted demand response programs offer a promise in managing variable generation and hence net circuit load. The Community Solar Value Project (CSVP), a DOE SunShot project, provides an ideal opportunity to study how best to combine distribution-sited solar facilities with energy storage and DR program components. In this presentation, we show a realistic modeling approach to combining battery storage in front of the meter with DR behind the meter. Using an existing solar-plus-storage facility at PNM (the Prosperity Project, jointly funded under a prior DOE award in 2011-12), we demonstrate the value of adding DR program scenarios to (a) increase the capacity of the circuit to handle higher solar penetration, or (b) reduce the size and expense of the battery required. We present scenarios with different assumptions regarding DR technologies and strategies, and show how to map these assumptions onto DR program designs.

Minimizing Distributed Energy Resources (DER) Acquisition Cost through Descending Clock Auctions, Dan Bradley, Navigant

As part of the Brooklyn Queens Demand Management initiative, Con Edison of New York (CEONY) has committed to procure DER to defer investment in distribution system upgrades. CEONY is using an innovative descending clock auction approach to acquire DER to meet the required load reductions. We will discuss the:

  • Applicability of the descending clock auction to acquisition of DER to achieve specific load shape objectives
  • Structuring of contracts to minimize performance risk
  • Design of the auction
  • Results from the auction
  • Lessons of experience

Thermostat Interest Group Meeting

Co-Chairs Lee Hamilton, Xcel Energy and Jenny Roehm, Schneider Electric

Welcome and Introductions


Achieving the reality of IDSM — how far have we really come? Jenny Roehm, Schneider Electric
The strategic concept of an Integrated Demand Side Management (IDSM) program has existed for some time in various states, and in California it has been a policy initiative for over a decade. But how far has this concept really come in practice, what have been the efforts to overcome barriers, success stories, or even the fast failures? Jenny Roehm will lead a discussion on how the communicating thermostat provides an opportunity for a true IDSM program that combines energy efficiency and demand response, and examine the clear and present opportunity to move from the traditional independent program silos to an integrated solutions delivery.

2:30 - 2:45 pm


2:45 - 4:30 pm

Community Storage Meeting cont.

Electric Vehicle Demand Response: Results of Real-World EV Load Management Pilot Programs, Eric Mallia, FleetCarma
This presentation will discuss the first residential smart charging project in Canada conducted in partnership with Toronto Hydro and the Ontario Ministry of Energy. In this project, thirty electric vehicle (EV) owners in Toronto participated in the 15-month ChargeTO program that enabled the local utility to actively curtail their EVs during charging. The project demonstrated the technical feasibility of the automated smart charging system, evaluated its limitations and quantified the real-world curtailment availability of the EVs, all while capturing participants' feedback and response to various incentive structures.

Memo From The Future: Hawaiian Electric Programs that leverage Behind-the-Meter Storage with Richard Barone, Hawaiian Electric Company
Rich will describe the process undertaken by Hawaiian Electric to deploy a portfolio of customer programs designed to mitigate variability introduced by rising solar penetrations. We'll describe the proposed framework and the current implementation plan that is evolving from technical demonstration phase to larger scale deployment with residential and commercial customers. We will cover issues in both technology choice and program design.

Closing Remarks & Wrap-up

To Learn More About Distributed Energy Resources Integration Interest Group, CLICK HERE or about Grid-Interactive Behind-the-Meter Storage Interest Group, CLICK HERE

Thermostat Interest Group Meeting cont.

BYOT Thermostat program free-ridership evaluation, Olivia Patterson, Opinion Dynamics
Increasingly, smart thermostat programs are being offered to customers to not only reduce peak demand, but also achieve energy savings. Of course, once energy savings enter the picture, so does the dreaded potential for free ridership. In this presentation, Olivia Patterson will discuss key considerations for designing smart thermostat programs that reduce free ridership, increase energy savings, and optimize demand response impacts as well.

The Dating Game – Utility Style, with Mystery Utility and Mystery Vendor Participants
What does it take to make a lasting relationship when implementing a program? Four utility participants and four vendor participants are going to find out in the Thermostat Interest Group final session of the day. In this “Dating Game” inspired panel, one of our utility guests will interview three potential vendors to find out who is the best match for a long term relationship. But relationships are two way streets, so we will also have one of our vendor participants look for a lasting bond by interviewing three of our utility participants. Will anyone find a relationship that lasts?

To Learn More, CLICK HERE

4:30 pm Adjourn
4:30 - 5:30 pm

PLMA Women in Demand Management Meetup

Co-Chairs Gwen Resendes, Bonneville Power Administration and Robin Maslowski, Navigant

Group members will meet at the lobby bar for a hosted reception. No RSVP is necessary. Women play an important role in demand response leadership and delivery. This interest group helps to promote that role by encouraging greater visibility, support, and recognition of women in the industry.

To Learn More, CLICK HERE

Tuesday, November 8, 2016
Wi-fi hosted by Comverge
7:30 - 8:30 am

Breakfast Buffet in Sponsor Lounge

Morning Session Co-chairs: Brad Davids, Nest Labs and Heather Manypenny, New Hampshire Electric Cooperative

8:30 - 8:50 am

Opening Remarks

Rich Philip, Duke Energy and PLMA Chair

8:50 - 9:00 am

Welcoming Remarks

9:00 - 9:30 am

Getting Rates Right: How DR and DER is Impacting Rate Making... or Vice Versa

Moderator: Rick Tempchin, Edison Electric Institute, with Doug Sansom, NRG Curtailment Solutions; Jeff Smith, Georgia Power; Stephen Wemple, Consolidated Edison; and Eric Winkler, ISO New England
Candid roundtable discussion among representatives from utilities and service providers. Referenced will be white papers published by EEI (click here) and EPRI (click here).  Topics will include:

  • How demand response and DER initiatives are impacting rate making and wholesale market pricing
  • Tactics for better integrating (or at least coordinating) the efforts of utility rate making and demand response staff
  • Lessons learned for DR professionals from leading-edge (and bleeding edge) rate making efforts nationwide
9:30 - 10:00 am

Beyond the Pilot: Using Smart Energy Solutions to Shape Future Customer Engagement and Demand Response

Nick Corsetti, National Grid
Take this opportunity to learn how National Grid is not piloting a program for the sake of piloting a program. Nick will share initial Year 2 results of National Grid's Smart Energy Solutions smart grid program (the largest smart grid deployment in the Northeast), with a specific reference to how they compare with Year 1 results. Learn how National Grid has leveraged all of the results from the pilot (TOU pricing, demand response, customer engagement, solar in a TOU environment, in-home technologies, and smart grid infrastructure) into the design of its new and innovative programs, initiatives, and regulatory frameworks across its operating territories of NY, MA, and RI - specifically on the topics of peak demand management and customer energy insights.
10:00 - 10:30 am

Beat the Peak: Expanding DR Beyond Hardware with Communication and Behavior

Catherine Powers, Old Dominion Electric Cooperative
Distribution Cooperatives and their serving G&Ts have always been strong advocates of Demand Response. ODEC, a G&T Cooperative, operates in the PJM market and DR can have high explicit value at times, but capturing the value can be elusive. Hardware based programs have always seemed to be the best answer, but there is now a growing interest in expanding these resources using behavioral models. ODEC and its member cooperatives have experimented with several models and will present the results.
10:30 - 11:00 am

Refreshment Break in Sponsor Lounge

11:00 - 12 noon

Demand Response Management Systems: Current Implementations and Future Trends

Brett Feldman, Navigant; with Diana Breziner, PECO; Sarah Chatterjee, Berkshire Hathaway, NV Energy; and Clay Engel, Consumers Energy
Demand Response Management Systems (DRMS) have been in development for several years now, but there are still only a handful of deployments to date. However, there has recently been an uptick in activity from across the spectrum of utility types ranging from municipal utilities to cooperatives to investor-owned utilities. There are a number of drivers such as system reliability, renewable integration, customer engagement, and regulatory mandates that are leading to increased interest in DRMS. However, there is really no standard definition of what a DRMS should offer at this point and different vendors offer varying system capabilities. Navigant is publishing the first full-scale research report focused on DRMS in Q3 2016 and will present on the technical basics, market drivers and barriers, competitive landscape, and 10-year forecasts for the DRMS market.
12 noon - 1:30 pm

Lunch Buffet in Sponsor Lounge Hosted by Comverge

Afternoon Session Co-Chairs: Robin Maslowski, Navigant and Michael Brown, Berkshire Hathaway, NV Energy

1:30 - 3:00 pm

Exploring Different Approaches to Winter DR

Beyond the Heatwave: Winter Demand Response for Residential HVAC
Jim Musilek, North Carolina Electric Membership Corporation; David Urquhart, New Brunswick Power; Ram Narayanamurthy, Electric Power Research Institute with Peter Black, ecobee
ERCOT, PJM, NYISO and ISO-NE issued their first winter DR events a couple of years ago, since then winter grid reliability continues to be of interest, and in some cases a need, in many regions. Strategies for managing the residential HVAC component of winter peaks are not as developed and established as those that are used for managing summer air conditioning load, and less straight forward. This panel of presenters will provide a comprehensive overview of winter demand management and response as well as two related utility case studies. The case studies highlight results and lessons learned from the winter 2015 season using control of auxiliary heating equipment for demand response. They will also highlight what insights can be drawn from smart thermostat data to establish effective winter demand response strategies.

Winter Demand Response — A Market That's Heating Up!
Roch Naleway, Portland General Electric with Brad Davids, Nest Labs
When most utilities hear the phrase "residential demand response," they think of programs that reduce peak demand on hot summer days — either through load control switches, connected thermostats, or behavioral approaches. However, for many utilities with high penetration of electric heating, especially in the Southeast and Northwest U.S., winter peaks are an even bigger issue than summer peaks, and implementing DR in the winter comes with a unique set of challenges. This session will discuss trends related to "Winter DR" and provide a case study of the approach that one utility, Portland General Electric, has taken to recruit and engage customers in a year-round demand response program utilizing smart thermostats.

3:00 - 3:30 pm

Refreshment Break in Sponsor Lounge

3:30 - 4:00 pm

Strategies for Implementing a Successful Price-Based Demand Response Program for Residential Customers

Caroline Stickel, Gulf Power with Steve Hambric, Comverge
The industry has been talking about time-varying and non-volumetric residential rate structures for years, but to date they've been brought to market mostly in the form of pilot deployments that reach a limited subset of customers. As a variety of catalysts have us poised to see significantly greater adoption of innovative mass-market rate structures: - Distributed energy resources are raising questions about how costs can be allocated most efficiently and fairly across all customers - Advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) penetration "the enabler of innovative rate design" continue to grow - Regulators in California, Massachusetts, New York, and other states are considering defaulting residential customers to time-of-use pricing, moving millions of ratepayers to this model. As utilities look to deploy new rate structures across large portions of their customer base, this presentation will explore the pros and cons of different programs and how customers can be empowered to respond to these rate structures to lower their bill and lower cost for their utility. In addition to sharing the details behind its innovative Energy Select TOU/CPP program, Gulf Power will also present strategies for incorporating a bring your own device (BYOD) approach to a price-based demand response program. Created in 2000, Energy Select was the first fully-automated critical-peak pricing program in the country and has consistently demonstrated innovation and customer focus. The program has received significant industry recognition, including the POWERGRID International Demand Response/Energy Efficiency Project of the Year and the Smart and the Smart Grid Customer Education Symposium Smart Grid Customer Education Award.
4:00 - 4:30 pm

Interest Group Report Out

Interest Group Representatives
In case you missed them, PLMA Interest Groups will provide a quick roundup of information shared during the half-day pre-conference workshops.
4:30 - 5:00 pm

Sponsor Showcase Lightning Round

Co-chairs Derek Kirchner, DTE Energy and Sandy Humenik, WeatherBug
Lightning-fast round of introductions to companies that offer leading-edge technology and service innovations. Emphasis will be on field applications and utility case studies. Listen closely to capture the quiz question answers to enter to win a valuable prize.

Sponsors: Jeffrey Norman, AutoGrid; Glenn Bogarde, CPower; Jason Cigarran, Comverge; Peter Black, ecobee; Jim Richardson, Landis+Gyr; Barry Haaser, Open ADR Alliance; Daniel Flohr, Sequentric; Marissa Hummon, Tendril; Joey Barr, WeatherBug Home; James McPhail, Zen Ecosystems

5:00 - 7:00 pm

Networking Reception in Sponsor Lounge

Wednesday, November 9, 2016
Wi-fi hosted by Comverge
7:30 - 8:30 am

Breakfast Buffet in Sponsor Lounge

8:30 am - 12 noon

Concurrent Breakout Sessions

Track A — Residential Behavior and Technology Solutions

Co-chairs Katie Panek, Westar Energy and Sharyn Barata, Opinion Dynamics

8:30 - 9:00 am

"Peak" at Big Savings Resulting from Tiny Emails

James Palmer, Belmont Light and Pasi Miettinen, Sagewell
When your capacity costs increase 300% in one year and you have lots of residential customers contributing to the peak, what do you do? You set a Big Goal to reduce your peak" and you set out to get a small reduction from each customer via emails. Did it work? Yes! Was it easy? No! Belmont Light and Sagewell used hourly smart meter tracking data and figured out how to get a 1 MW peak load reduction for every 10,000 residential email addresses.

9:00 - 9:30 am

Smart Thermostats, Peak Demand and the Law of Unintended Consequences

Rich Philip, Duke Energy and Stuart Schare, Navigant
Deploying web-connected "smart thermostats" to customers gives them more control over their A/C use through convenience, connectivity and education. Utilities deliver these programs because they want peak demand reductions. That's not necessarily why customers enroll, however. This presentation presents the findings of an evaluation of Duke Energy's HoM program, and the effect on peak demand impacts when participants' motivation for adjusting their behavior isn't aligned with the utility's peak demand reduction goals.

9:30 - 10:00 am

BYOT Demand Response: Lessons from Texas

Seth Frader-Thompson, EnergyHub
Early BYOT programs are reaching maturity, new programs are coming online every month, and thermostats and other connected devices are proliferating across North America. Seth will provide a brief history of BYOT DR, and share lessons learned across early BYOT activities and how those have informed current best practices. Topics covered will include everything from marketing and recruiting insights that maximize enrollment, to the use of data science to inform reliable dispatch strategies. Seth will present these learnings through the lens of BYOT DR in the Texas market (ERCOT’s ERS and utility load management programs). Seth will conclude with a snapshot into the future, with perspective on the market’s movement from BYOT to BYOD (bring-your-own-device), including stationary batteries, EV chargers, pool pumps, hot water heaters, load control switches and other internet connected devices.

10:00 - 10:30 am

Refreshment Break in Sponsor Lounge

10:30 - 11:00 am

Missouri River Energy Services "Get the Load Down" DR Program

Brad Lingen, Missouri River Energy Services and Joseph Childs, Eaton
MRES takes a comprehensive approach of supporting direct load control Demand Response for member utilities. The program is designed for air conditioners, water heaters, and space heating. MRES supports the program by providing the common infrastructure required for a DR program including Program Branding, Marketing Materials, IT Support and DR Platform Hosting. Member Utilities are responsible for marketing communication, enrollment, and installation. The DR benefits to the members help both member utilities and MRES manage energy supply costs and meet state mandates. The presentation will describe the program and achieved benefits.

11:00 - 11:30 am

Flipping the Switch — Customer Behavior Matters when Optimizing DR Programs

Olivia Patterson, Opinion Dynamics
The industry is moving towards installing technologies that engage customers during demand response events. As a result, it is essential to have a clear understanding of customer behavior, particularly regarding barriers and drivers for engagement. This presentation draws upon case studies gleaned from customer research that address customer purchase and program enrollment decision making, customer engagement during events, and customer engagement with demand response over time. These studies will present a compelling case that customer behavior, choices and engagement are paramount when designing and delivering demand response programs to achieve impact goals.


11:30 - 12 noon

Empowering Voluntary DR with Rates and Technology

Peter Steele-Mosey, Navigant
Navigant will discuss aspects of PowerStream's Advantage Power Pricing pilot, a technology-enabled variable peak pricing program deployed in the summer of 2015 and still in the field. PowerStream and Navigant will present some of the major findings of the summer 2015 evaluation, the preliminary findings of the 2016 cycle evaluation, the ongoing evolution of the program, and how the program overall design could fit into a larger strategy of offering "best fit" optional rates to customers.


Track B — Emerging Markets and New DR Models

Co-chairs Brian Solsbee, Tennessee Valley Authority and Dave Hyland, Schneider Electric

8:30 - 9:00 am

The Emerging Market of Energy Storage and Automated Demand Response

David Holmberg, NIST Engineering Laboratory and Rich Barone, Hawaiian Electric Power Company
Energy storage is expected to play an increasingly important role in the evolution of the power grid. Coupling energy storage technologies with Automated Demand Response can achieve peak load reductions as well as enhanced system response at a lower system cost while maintaining the same performance levels.

9:00 - 9:30 am

Customer Perspective: How Demand Response Became the Cornerstone of City Furniture’s Energy Efficiency Program

Ian Peshel, City Furniture
What is it that draws business customers to participate in DR? Is it only the monthly savings on the electric bill or is there a bigger picture? City Furniture is a major furniture retailer in the Florida market. They recently worked with Florida Power & Light (FPL) to explore various cost and energy-saving programs and ultimately began participating in multiple FPL programs; including the Commercial/Industrial Demand Reduction program. Ian Peshel, Director of Facilities for City Furniture, will provide real-world insights into the primary factors that influenced their participation in FPL’s demand response / energy efficiency programs. He will discuss key factors that other business customers would likely consider in evaluating the benefits of DR as well as how participation in the program led to a complete demand reduction program.


9:30 - 10:00 am

Aggregator Perspective: Learnings from Integrating New Demand Response Mechanisms in Energy Markets

Jennifer Chamberlin, CPower
This session will present key learnings from the ongoing implementation of new Demand Response programs that are currently being rolled out by utilities. The Demand Response market in California is undergoing a massive transformation to make it more aligned with wholesale markets. The CAISO DRAM pilot was launched on June 1, 2016 across all three major California investor-owned utilities. As one of the DR aggregators offering DRAM resources for C&I customers in the Pacific Gas and Electric Company and Southern California Edison service areas, CPower will share updates and lessons learned.


10:00 - 10:30 am

Refreshment Break in Sponsor Lounge

10:30 am - 12 noon

Perspectives on Internet of Things

Engaging the Customer with an IoT Approach to Energy Savings: National Grid’s ConnectedSolutions Consumer Energy Platform, Mona Chandra, National Grid
The convergence of the Internet of Things (IoT) and Grid of Things (GoT) creates opportunities for utilities to take advantage of the technology features and data output that connected devices have to offer. Learn how National Grid, a leading utility provider in the Northeast, worked with WeatherBug Home to create a new consumer energy platform, ConnectedSolutions (launched in June of 2016) that enables customers to easily connect and manage smart devices and appliances for their home or small business, helping them conveniently reduce energy use in the summer, when energy demand during periods of peak demand (reducing regional energy costs), protect the environment by lowering emissions, and support state and local energy initiatives.

Leveraging an IoT Partner Ecosystem to Drive GoT (Grid of Things) Value, Amena Ali, WeatherBug Home
The smart home is becoming a reality, bringing increased consumer expectations for choices related to automation, comfort, and savings. Utilities have both a challenge and an opportunity to integrate a multitude of connected devices for DER specific to intelligent management of demand response (DR) and energy efficiency (EE) programs - with a side order of increased regulatory pressures just for fun! The Internet of Things (IoT) has ushered utilities and electricity providers into a world of connected devices that holds promise in transforming the Smart Grid into the Grid of Things (GoT). An IoT approach can provide a valuable platform to integrate and optimize connected devices and appliances. To win consumer acceptance and drive satisfaction, and meet DR and EE goals, the creation of a new partnership ecosystem between utilities, technology providers and service providers is necessary to remove market friction and to boost engagement by the consumer. This general session will provide insight into growth of the IoT and connected devices, the acceptance and adoption of the connected devices by the consumer, and how the challenge of this new environment can be turned into opportunity through partner data aggregation platforms that take the promise of IoT and deliver GoT value for utility and electricity providers.

Internet of Things and Bring Your Own Device Programs, Bob Donaldson, Duke Energy; Mark Kerbel, Encycle and Albert Chiu, Pacific Gas and Electric Company
Millions of homes have load-consuming resources that could be controlled via external signaling thanks to the Internet of Things (IoT) revolution. One early incarnation of IoT involves utility programs based on "Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)". BYOD enables customers to purchase a compatible product (thermostat, pool pump, load controller) from a retailer, third-party or service provider that can be used to participate in a utility program. The device offers utilities a way to engage consumers, help them manage their energy and to get more customers to participate in their programs.

12 noon - 1:00 pm

Lunch Buffet in Sponsor Lounge Hosted by EnergyHub

Afternoon Session Co-Chair: Brian Doyle, Xcel Energy

1:00 - 2:00 pm

Defining The Evolution of Demand Response: From 1.0 to 3.0 and Beyond

Moderator: Michael Brown, Berkshire Hathaway, NV Energy; with Ross Malme, Skipping Stone; Robin Maslowski, Navigant; Ray Pustinger, Alternative Energy Systems Consulting; Dennis Quinn, Joule Assets

Join this discussion among the architects of PLMA's Demand Response Training Series as they articulate a definition for the evolution of demand response. Their definition is now being used across the three training courses produced by PLMA, but you are invited to add editorial comments to help define an ideal industry vision for the fully-evolved state of demand response and identify the 10 most significant initiatives in the evolution of demand response. Download the draft paper provide comments at www.peakload.org/blogpost/1502825/Defining-the-Evolution-of-Demand-Response

2:00 - 2:15 pm

Welcome to Nashville for 35th PLMA Conference

Brian Solsbee, Tennessee Valley Authority

2:15 - 2:30 pm

Closing Remarks

Michael Brown, Berkshire Hathaway, NV Energy and PLMA Vice-Chair

2:30 pm


2:30 - 3:00 pm

Ice Cream Social in Sponsor Lounge with Utility Load Management Exchange
Hosted by CPower