46th PLMA Conference

46th PLMA Conference Agenda

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Eamonn Urey, Salt River Project Conference Co-Chair
Eamonn Urey

Product Manager
Salt River Project
Tom Hines Conference Co-Chair
Tom Hines

Tierra Resource Consultants
Bruce Brazis, Arizona Public ServiceConference Co-Chair
Bruce Brazis

Account Executive
Arizona Public Service

WIFI Sponsored by EnergyHub EnergyHub Power Alley Sponsored by CLEAResult CLEAResult
Mobile App Sponsored by Franklin Energy Franklin Energy Group AV Sponsored by Copper Copper Labs

2:00 - 5:00 pm
Desert Bike Ride and Sustainability Tour

Desert Bike Ride and Sustainability Tour

We'll meet in the hotel lobby and head to a local bike shop where everyone will be fitted for a hybrid electric bike and helmet. Our local hosts and tour guides, Tom Hines of Tierra Resources and Bruce Brazis of Arizona Public Service, will guide us through a safe and enjoyable ride along local bike paths and will offer us a color commentary on Arizona landmarks and sustainability initiatives.

The Afternoon's Schedule: (still subject to small changes)

2:00 pm - Depart Phoenix Sheraton by van to Rides N Motion
2:30 pm - Arrive and get fitted for bikes and helmets; complete waiver.
3:00 pm - Let's ride! Follow Tom and Bruce and ask lots of questions!
5:00 ish - Return to Rides N Motion

At the completion of the ride, you are welcome to Lyft/Uber back to the Phoenix Sheraton Downtown or hop a ride to the nearby TopGolf where you can join the PLMA dinner buffet and golf (see below). At the end of the evening, PLMA will provide transportation from TopGolf back to the Sheraton.

The cost to participate in the Desert Bike Ride is $95 per person, which includes transportation, bike, and helmet rental. As this is a PLMA pilot program, we must, unfortunately, limit participation to 15 people this time, first-come, first serve.

Please Register Here!

Tom Hines Co-Host Tom Hines
Tierra Resource Consultants
Bruce Brazis, Arizona Public ServiceCo-Host Bruce Brazis
Account Executive
Arizona Public Service

6:00 - 8:00 pm
SOLD OUT!! TopGolf Conference Welcome: Meet, Greet, Eat, and Swing a Club!

Sponsored by Opinion Dynamics Opinion Dynamics
TopGolf Building for Conference Welcome

Join PLMA's Executive Committee, colleagues, and friends for a fun-filled conference welcome, an opportunity to reconnect over a buffet of delicious food and drinks, plus some friendly competition with a golf club! If you're not a golfer, join us anyway and enjoy the view and the camaraderie. This inclusive event is designed to be fun for all!

The Evening's Schedule:

5:15 pm - Departure by bus from Downtown Phoenix Sheraton
6:00 pm - Arrival at TopGolf for dinner, fun, and golfing!
8:00 pm - Evening wrap-up and departure for the Downtown Phoenix Sheraton
8:45 pm - Arrival back at the hotel

7:30 - 9:00 am | Shared Breakfast: Evolution Training Participants + Interest Groups

9:00 am - 4:30 pm
TRAINING CLASS: Evolution of DR to DER
This one-day class explains how today’s demand response initiatives are evolving to interact with a future that includes distributed energy resources for peak load management, and much more. The class content expands on the concepts presented in the PLMA white paper, Evolution of Demand Response.

Concurrent Interest Group Activities
Join the PLMA Interest Groups for candid, interactive roundtables among practitioners from utilities, consultancies, and technology providers who are actively engaged in the load management industry. Don’t miss the opportunity to learn from and share with your peers successes and challenges in these key areas of interest.

9:00 - 10:00 am
Global Load Management Interest Group

This Winter in Europe and Its Implications for the U.S.
Join us to learn about worldwide energy markets and the mitigation of expected European energy shortages this winter through extraordinary measures that include peak demand reductions and market revenue caps. Enrico Viale, a member of Italy-based Enel Group’s executive management team and current Head of Enel North America, will share his knowledge and perspective, and participate in a lively, interactive discussion of European and U.S. energy challenges, as well as future opportunities.Read Full Description >

Enrico Viale, Enel GroupEnrico Viale
Special Guest Speaker
Enel Group (Italy)
Michael Brown, Berkshire Hathaway, NV Energy Michael Brown
Berkshire Hathaway NV Energy
Scott Coe, GridOptimizeScott Coe
Ross Malme, Bowen Capital AdvisorsRoss Malme
Malme Energy Consulting

9:00 - 11:00 am
Commercial & Industrial Load Flexibility Interest Group

Part 1 | Introductions: Interest Group Co-Chairs and Audience

Part 2 | Benchmarking Demand Flexibility in Grid-Interactive Efficient Buildings

Jingjing Liu, Enel GroupJingjing Liu
Program Manager
Lawrence Berkeley National Lab

Part 3 | Panel Discussion — C&I Load Flexibility Barriers and Opportunities
Panel consisting of representatives from Utilities, Service Providers and Technology Vendors discuss the opportunities and challenges they see as they engage customers in Load Flexibility initiatives and programs.

10:00 - 11:00 am
Customer Engagement Interest Group

How Much is Too Much?
In this session, we’ll explore everyone’s favorite topic: email. Love it or hate it, it’s an integral part of communicating with customers. Knowing how many messages are needed to convert customers into enrolled participants is key, and so is knowing when to stop. In addition to frequency, we’ll discuss message testing and other media choices.

Vanessa Richter, Oracle Energy and Water Vanessa Richter
Oracle Energy and Water
Lenore Zeuthen, Opinion DynamicsLenore Zeuthen
Opinion Dynamics
Renee Guillory, Arizona Public Service Renee Guillory
Innovation Advisor
Arizona Public Service
Wendy Brummer, Pacific Gas & Electric Wendy Brummer
Program Manager
Pacific Gas & Electric
Brad Mantz, San Diego Gas and Electric Company Brad Mantz
Demand Response Manager
San Diego Gas and Electric Company

11:00 am - 12:00 pm | Shared Lunch: Evolution Training Participants + Interest Groups

12:00 - 2:00 pm
Connected Devices Interest Group

A Journey Toward DERMS:  What Is It, Who’s On It, and What Does it Take to Get There?
In this session, the Connected Devices Interest Group speaks first with the utilities about their progress on the DERMS journey, and then with vendors. This interactive discussion will include a Q&A discussion, as well as small-group breakouts in which we'll tackle various DERMS considerations such as regulations, programs, and roadblocks to adoption. Read Full Description >

Utility Panel:
Representatives of Arizona Public Service, Dominion Energy and Austin Energy

Vendor Panel:
Representatives from EnergyHub, Generac Grid Services, OATI, Resideo and TRC Companies

12:00 - 2:00 pm
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Part 1 | Challenges and Opportunities for Integrating Energy Storage in Grid-interactive Efficient Buildings
Read Full Description >

Cecilia Johnson, U.S. DOE Building Technology Office Moderator Cecilia Johnson Ph.D.
Science and Technology Policy Fellow
U.S. DOE Building Technology Office
Rich Brown, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab Rich Brown
Research Scientist
Lawrence Berkeley National Lab
Jason MacDonald, Lawrence Berkeley National LabJason MacDonald
Principal Scientific Engineering Associate
Lawrence Berkeley National Lab
Dave Erickson, New Hampshire Electric CooperativeDave Erickson
Director of Access and Distributed Resources
New Hampshire Electric Cooperative
Courtney Blodgett, Edo EnergyCourtney Blodgett
Director of Strategy
Edo Energy

Part 2 | Connected Communities: Scaling Grid-Interactive, Decarbonized Buildings
Read Full Description >

Cindy Regnier, EnergyHub Moderator Cindy Regnier
FLEXLAB Executive Manager and Technology Leader
Lawrence Berkeley National Lab
Cecilia Johnson, U.S. DOE Building Technology Office Cecilia Johnson Ph.D.
Science and Technology Policy Fellow
U.S. DOE Building Technology Office
Timothy Treadwell, Portland General ElectricTimothy Treadwell
Manager, Customer Technology Department
Portland General Electric
James Campbell, PacifiCorpJames Campbell
Director of Innovation and Sustainability Policy
Siva Sankaranarayanan, Electric Power Research InstituteSiva Sankaranarayanan
Principal Technical Leader
Electric Power Research Institute

2:00 - 2:30 pm | Shared Refreshments: Evolution Training Participants + Interest Groups

2:30 - 4:30 pm
Electric Transportation Interest Group

Part 1 | Managing the EV Load Influx: SRP’s Multi-Pronged Approach
The Salt River Project (SRP) is committed to enabling 500,000 electric vehicles (EVs) in its territory by 2035, meeting customers’ diverse charging needs while managing system impacts. SRP’s EV Flex Charge and EV Smart Charge pilots study the potential to manage grid impacts by incentivizing a total of 500 residential customers to allow SRP to adjust charging schedules or power levels during periods of high electric demand by leveraging their Level 2 chargers or via vehicle telematics. SRP will share pilot learnings to date and plans for the future of its managed charging programs, including demand response and expansion beyond the residential sector. Read Full Description >

Eamonn Urey, Salt River Project Eamonn Urey
Product Manager
Salt River Project
Jessie Guest, EnergyHub Jessie Guest
Strategic Client Success Manager
Luna Ascha, WeaveGridLuna Ascha
Client Success Manager

Part 2 | City of Phoenix Transportation Electrification Action Plan and EV Programs
In June of 2022, the Phoenix City Council voted to adopt the Transportation Electrification Action Plan (TEAP), which prepares the city for a future filled with more electric vehicles, charging infrastructure and e-mobility equity. The plan focuses on three main areas: prioritizing equity, accelerating public adoption of electric vehicles, and the city leading by example. This plan lays out the electric vehicle roadmap for Phoenix to get 280,000 electric vehicles on Phoenix roads by 2030. Read Full Description >

Karen J. Apple, City of PhoenixKaren J. Apple
Electric Vehicle Program Manager
City of Phoenix

Part 3 | Brainstorming Session

2:30 - 4:30 pm
Retail Pricing Interest Group

Successful Strategies for Increasing Residential Customer Interest in Innovative Rate Plans
Utilities are exploring different types of rate plans and payment options for residential customers, including TOU, pre-pay plans, and more. Still, it's unclear what consumers know and understand about these new offerings. Leveraging SECC's new market research plus lessons from the field from three different utilities, we'll focus on helping utilities develop optimal rate structures and craft effective messaging for their customers. We'll also explore consumer knowledge of rate structuring; what they believe impacts their bills; which aspects of their bills cause the most concern; how utilities are enticing and educating customers about new rates; and much more. Read Full Description >

Jordan Folks, Opinion DynamicsCo-Host Jordan Folks
Associate Director, Demand Flexibility
Opinion Dynamics
Maria Kretzing, BidgelyCo-Host Maria Kretzing
Director of Innovation & Product Management
Nathan Shannon, Smart Energy Consumer CollaborativeNathan Shannon
President and CEO
Smart Energy Consumer Collaborative (SECC)
Brian Kurtz, PSEG LI Brian Kurtz
Manager Customer Satisfaction & Utility 2.0
Erika Wasmund, Pacific Gas & ElectricErika Wasmund
Principal Marketing Strategist
Pacific Gas & Electric
Chris Gallo, Con EdisonChris Gallo
Sr. Pricing Analyst, Innovative Pricing
Con Edison

4:30 - 5:30 pm
PLMA Monday Meetup in the Valley Overlook
All Interest Groups and Training participants are welcome to attend this casual networking meetup to celebrate the day's learnings and the conference sessions ahead!

Sponsored by CPower CPower

5:30 - 6:15 pm
Conference First Timers' Welcome!
If this is your first PLMA Conference, join us for a fun opportunity to meet and get to know some fellow first timers!

6:00 - 8:00 pm
Fall Board of Directors' Meeting
Business meeting with working dinner for PLMA's Board Members and At-Large Representatives listed at www.peakload.org/Leadership.

8:00 - 10:00 pm
Welcome Reception at the Arizona Science Center
Join us for great networking and refreshing drinks in a unique and fascinating Phoenix landmark! Open to all conference attendees at no additional cost, compliments of the PLMA members. If you're not yet a PLMA member, we hope you'll come and join us and see what you've been missing!

Sponsored by Franklin Energy Franklin Energy

7:30 - 9:00 am | Breakfast in the Sponsor Lounge

Sponsored by EFI EFI

7:30 - 9:00 am | Women in DM: Breakfast Connection (located at the Hightop Tables)

Opening Session

Christine Riker, Energy Solutions Chair Christine Riker
Senior Director, Distributed Energy Resources
Energy Solutions

9:00 - 9:20 am
Opening Remarks from the Chair

Richard Barone, Get Smart, LLC Richard Barone
Get Smart, LLC

9:20 - 9:30 am
Welcoming Remarks

Bruce Brazis, Arizona Public ServiceBruce Brazis
Account Executive
Arizona Public Service

9:30 - 10:00 am
Keynote Address: How Customers Can Play a Role in Balancing Clean, Reliable and Affordable Energy

Jacob Tetlow, Executive Vice President, Operations, Arizona Public Service Jacob Tetlow
Executive Vice President
Arizona Public Service

10:00 - 10:30 am | Refreshment Break in the Sponsor Lounge

General Session 2

Troy Eichenberger, Tennessee Valley Authority Co-Chair Troy Eichenberger
Tennessee Valley Authority
Olivia Patterson, Opinion Dynamics Co-Chair Olivia Patterson
Opinion Dynamics
Sponsored by EnergyHub EnergyHub

10:30 am - 12:00 pm
The "C" Suite: Load Management and Decarbonization
This panel explores the convergence of load management with decarbonization. Topics include PLMA’s decarbonization through load management initiative, E-Source’s assessment of MISO’s DR programs, RMI’s new VPP initiative, and WattTime’s work measuring the carbon intensity of the grid. Read Full Description >

Richard Barone, Get Smart, LLC Moderator Richard Barone
Get Smart, LLC
Dave Alspector, Tierra Resource Consulting Dave Alspector
Tierra Resource Consulting
Amy Schmidt,  E Source Amy Schmidt
Senior Analyst
E Source
Mark Dyson, Rocky Mountain Institute Mark Dyson
Managing Director
Chiel Borenstein, WattTime Chiel Borenstein
Senior Partnerships Manager

12:00 - 1:30 pm | Lunch in the Sponsor Lounge

Sponsored by Tierra Resource Consultants Tierra Resource Consultants

General Session 3

Laurie Duhan, BG&E Co-Chair Laurie Duhan
Robin Maslowski, GuidehouseCo-Chair Robin Maslowski

1:30 - 2:15 pm
Passive or Active Load Management? Insights From EV Charging Test Cases Using Both Technology Approaches at Southern Company
Southern Company’s pilot programs tested both passive behavioral and active control to curtail EV charging during DR events using a geo-targeted approach. Learn about the qualitative considerations for each technology, including regulatory implications, customer engagement, and financial incentives. Read Full Description >

Kevin Boyd, Southern Company Kevin Boyd
Senior Research Engineer
Southern Company
Caitlin Hillard,  Alabama Power Company Caitlin Hillard
Marketing Programs Manager
Alabama Power Company
Brooke Williams, Southern Company Brooke Williams
Sustainability R&D
Southern Company
Joseph Vellone, ev.energy Joseph Vellone
Head of North America
Joe Stilin, ev.energy Joe Stilin
U.S. Commercial Projects Manager

2:15 - 3:00 pm
Taking Action on EVs: Best Practices From Existing Utility Programs
National Grid and SRP have pioneered different approaches to EV management. SRP launched a residential managed-charging program with EVSEs. National Grid, which will share its 3rd party evaluation results, manages EV OEMs directly. Which solution works best, and how should utility goals be balanced with customer comfort, incentives, and program satisfaction? Read Full Description >

Eamonn Urey, Salt River Project Eamonn Urey
Product Manager
Salt River Project
Paul Wassink, National Grid Paul Wassink
DER Program Manager
National Grid
Kevin Schwain, EnergyHub Kevin Schwain
Senior Director, Electric Vehicles

3:00 - 3:30 pm | Refreshment Break in the Sponsor Lounge

General Session 4

Ruth Kiselewich, ICF Co-Chair Ruth Kiselewich
Justin Chamberlain, CPS Energy Co-Chair Justin Chamberlain
CPS Energy

3:30 - 4:00 pm
The New Hampshire Electric Cooperative Transactive Energy Business Model Pilot
NHEC has developed and is currently deploying a pilot program to test its Transactive Energy Rate, an hourly dynamic rate published the day ahead. Join us to learn about Transactive Energy Rates and their supporting software systems, pilot deployments of V2G chargers and batteries, plus the benefits NHEC members receive when they enroll devices such as batteries and EV chargers. Read Full Description >

Brian Callnan, New Hampshire Electric Cooperative, Inc. Brian Callnan
VP of Power Resources and Access
New Hampshire Electric Cooperative, Inc.

4:00 - 4:30 pm
Maximizing the Value of Residential DER through Wholesale Market Participation
As MWs of customer-sourced flexibility scale and FERC 2222 plans materialize, wholesale market opportunities are emerging via customer-owned DERs aggregated from utility programs. Learn about APS’s experience enabling DER market participation, plus the work done by a group of EIM utilities to build and scale DER resources while keeping customers happy. Read Full Description >

Brady Klein, EnergyHub Moderator Brady Klein
Sr Manager, Market Development
Elizabeth Goodman, Arizona Public Service Elizabeth Goodman
Manager, Market Strategy, Policy and Support
Arizona Public Service
Bruce Brazis, Arizona Public ServiceBruce Brazis
Account Executive
Arizona Public Service

4:30 - 5:00 pm
Sponsor Showcase Lightning Round
In this 30-minute session you will hear from several of our sponsors about the essence of their solutions. Our Co-Chairs have vetted the presentations and helped the sponsors get their key messages compressed down to 3 minutes. This is not a marketing pitch, but a statement from the sponsors on specific examples of how they deliver value and results to the market.

CLEAResult EnergyHub Extensible Energy Franklin Energy Generac Grid Services
Itron Opinion Dynamics Oracle Uplight

5:00 - 6:30 pm | Networking Reception in the Sponsor Lounge

Sponsored by Copper Labs Copper Labs

8:00 - 10:00 pm | PLMA's Evening at the Oasis
Join PLMA for some casual music, games, and fun!

Sponsored by Resideo Resideo

8:00 - 9:00 am | Breakfast in the Sponsor Lounge

Sponsored by Eaton Eaton

Track A
Water Heater Programs

Allison Hamilton, NRECA Co-Chair Allison Hamilton
Rich Hasselman, GDS Associates Co-Chair Rich Hasselman
GDS Associates

9:00 – 10:00 am

Lessons Learned from Water Heater Demand Response Programs
Grid-interactive efficient heat pump water heaters (HPWHs) can play a major role in electricity decarbonization by avoiding operation during times of critical grid stress and by absorbing mid-day solar load. Learn about the development and launch of water heater load-shifting initiatives, including hurdles, preliminary lessons learned, and results to date. Read Full Description >

Rebecca Brisson, Portland General Electric Rebecca Brisson
Product Manager
Portland General Electric
Christine Riker, Energy Solutions Christine Riker
Sr. Director, DER
Energy Solutions
Brenda Chew, Virtual Peaker Brenda Chew
Director of Product Management
Virtual Peaker

Track B
Smart Thermostats

Debyani Ghosh, GuidehouseCo-Chair Debyani Ghosh
Mike Smith, National GridCo-Chair Michael Smith
National Grid

9:00 – 10:00 am

How We Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Complexity
Learn about APS’ and its partners’ process for increasing customer enrollment in its residential smart thermostat DR program, APS Cool Rewards, while also building a resource that helps APS meet its Clean Energy Commitment. Read Full Description >

Renee Guillory, Arizona Public Service Renee Guillory
Innovation Advisor
Arizona Public Service
Bruce Brazis, Arizona Public ServiceBruce Brazis
Account Executive
Arizona Public Service
Lori Rogers, Arizona Public Service Lori Rogers
Comms. Consultant
Arizona Public Service
Kate Merson, Enervee Kate Merson
Vice President of Utilities
Jessie Guest, EnergyHub Jessie Guest
Strategic Client Success Manager
Iain Shovelin</strong><br />CLEAResult Iain Shovelin
Program Manager
Brian Hickey, Threshold Brian Hickey
Vice President of Operations
Tyson Brown, Google/Nest Tyson Brown
Manager, Strategic Partnerships
Kari Binley, ecobee Kari Binley
Senior Manager, Energy Partnerships
David Holland, Resideo David Holland
Sr. Manager, Business Development

Track C
Emergency Programs

Sponsored by CPower CPower
Chris Ashley, EnergyHub Co-Chair Chris Ashley
Michael Brown, Berkshire Hathaway, NV Energy Co-Chair Michael Brown
Manager of DSM Services
Berkshire Hathaway, NV Energy

9:00 – 10:00 am

Standing Up California’s Largest Residential DR Program in 4 Months
Following 2020’s rotating outages, California’s PUC authorized new DR programs, including the Emergency Load Reduction Program (ELRP) which will operate through 2025. In 2022, the CA PUC expanded ELRP to include a residential behavioral DR response program, resulting in Power Saver Rewards, an IOU-vendor collaboration. Read Full Description >

Kathryn Smith, San Diego Gas & Electric Kathryn Smith
Senior Prgm. Advisor
San Diego Gas & Electric
Randy Robinson Jr., Southern California Edison Randy Robinson Jr.
Senior Product Mgr.
Southern California Edison
Wendy Brummer, Pacific Gas & Electric Wendy Brummer
Program Manager
Pacific Gas & Electric
Beth Reid Beth Reid
Olivine, Inc.

Track A

10:00 - 10:30 am

How APS, TEP and Shifted Energy are Using Grid-Interactive Water Heaters in Multi-family Buildings to Help Arizona Residents Take Advantage of Time-of-Use Rates
TEP and APS are leveraging grid interactive water heater (GIWH) controls and software from Shifted Energy to evaluate the potential time-of-use bill savings for multi-family dwellers and to provide asset monitoring and maintenance alerts to property managers. Read Full Description >

John Phillip, Tucson Electric Power John Phillip
Energy Efficiency Analyst II
Tucson Electric Power
Trevor Swanson, Arizona Public Service Trevor Swanson
Program Manager
Arizona Public Service
Susan Regan, DNV Susan Regan
Program Director
Olin Lagon, Shifted Energy Olin Lagon
Co-Founder and CTO
Shifted Energy

Track B

10:00 - 10:30 am

Using Thermostats for Daily Automated TOU Response and Event Based Response
PG&E recruited over 12,000 sites for a randomized control trial that evaluated Nest, Ecobee, and Emerson thermostats for their ability to deliver event-based response and daily automated response to TOU rates. Read Full Description >

Josh Bode, Demand Side Analytics Josh Bode
Partner & Principal
Demand Side Analytics
Wendy Brummer, Pacific Gas & Electric Wendy Brummer
Program Manager
Pacific Gas & Electric

Track C

10:00 - 10:30 am

Beat The Heat
During San Antonio’s hottest summer on record, CPS Energy engaged its community to conserve energy and distinguish between grid emergencies and summer peak days using color-coded “Beat the Heat” notifications. These notifications guided customer conservation and helped avoid a grid emergency. This system will also expanded for winter use. Read Full Description >

Kelly Kuhle, CPS Energy Kelly Kuhle
Director of Marketing
CPS Energy
Justin Chamberlain, CPS Energy Justin Chamberlain
Mgr. of Demand Response and Energy Efficiency
CPS Energy

10:30 - 11:00 am | Refreshment Break in the Sponsor Lounge

Track D
Local Load Management
Kari Binley, ecobee Co-Chair Kari Binley
Kevin Knight, Baltimore Gas & ElectricCo-Chair Kevin Knight
Baltimore Gas & Electric

11:00 – 11:30 am

Managing Load Locationally: A Case Study of 'Managing Load to Support Constrained Substations'
Locationally targeted LM addresses a defined system need while deferring, reducing, or eliminating the need to construct or upgrade distribution infrastructure. Learn about DTE Energy’s five-year pilot in which DERs will defer utility distribution system investments through the intentional targeting of EE, DR, and other DERs to specific constrained locations. Read Full Description >

Kevin Stewart, DTE Energy Kevin Stewart
Principal Marketing Specialist
DTE Energy
Haider Khan, ICF Haider Khan
Senior Director

Track E
Retail Pricing

Bruce Brazis, Arizona Public ServiceCo-Chair Bruce Brazis
Arizona Public Service
Joel Schofield, Threshold Energy Solutions Co-Chair Joel Schofield
Threshold Energy Solutions

11:00 – 11:30 am

Pricing as a Tool for Residential Load Management
DTE Energy’s residential TOU pilot launched in spring 2021 with 15,000+ participants shows residential TOU rates incentivize reductions in system peaks without snapback, as customers respond by conserving load during peak hours. Learn about the impacts for the four treatment categories and key customer groups in both cooling and heating seasons, and how two enrollment strategies compared. Read Full Description >

Erin Day, Guidehouse Erin Day
Assoc. Dir., Energy, Sustainability & Infrastructure
Neal Foley, DTE Energy Neal Foley
Director of Regulatory Affairs
DTE Energy

Track F
Electric Transportation

Uros Simovic, West Monroe Partners Co-Chair Uros Simovic
West Monroe Partners
Jenny Roehm, Schneider Electric Co-Chair Jenny Roehm
Schneider Electric

11:00 – 11:30 am

Increasing Vehicle Electrification through Partnerships, Research, and Innovation
Xcel Energy launched a Transportation Electrification Plan (TEP) that helps customers with EV adoption. Learn about Xcel’s Partnership, Research, and Innovation (PRI) program, a subset of the TEP, that encompasses V2X demonstrations, car share, paratransit, waste and recycling vehicles, and a system resiliency tool that determines distribution upgrades. Read Full Description >

Andre Gouin, Xcel Energy Andre Gouin
Business Technology Consultant
Xcel Energy

Track D
New Construction

11:30 am – 12:00 pm

Can Passive House Construction Shape Demand and Increase Grid Reliability?
California’s new building energy code introduced a combo of EE and PV requirements to reduce household energy use by 53 percent from the previous code. Learn about the opportunities, barriers, and grid benefits of Passive House construction, and how these houses can lower energy demand, help shape load, and benefit grid reliability and resilience. Read Full Description >

Jordan Wilkerson, Opinion Dynamics Jordan Wilkerson
VP of Technical Strategy
Opinion Dynamics

Track E

11:30 am – 12:00 pm

Reaching and Engaging Diverse Customers With Innovative Rates
Since 2020, Con Edison has enrolled 62K customers in its demand-rate Innovative Pricing Pilot from ethnically diverse Brooklyn, NY. Learn insights from the recruitment campaign which refined messaging to more effectively reach its audience and how this approach compared to previous campaigns, especially for customers in Experian Mosaic’s Cultural Connections segment. Read Full Description >

Chris Gallo, Con Edison Chris Gallo
Senior Planning Analyst
Con Edison
Leigh Winterbottom, ICF Leigh Winterbottom
Dir, Marketing + Comms

Track F

11:30 am – 12:00 pm

First Glance A Lesson in Telematics: Summer 2022 EV DR Events in Connecticut
This past summer, Eversource Connecticut implemented a combined EV DR offering in which both telematics and hardware-based controls were included in peak demand events. Learn about the program design, recruitment efforts, event opt-out rates, kw curtailed, charging load shapes, and lessons learned. Read Full Description >

Amy Findlay, Eversource Amy Findlay
Mgr., Demand Response & Managed EV Charging
Katie Parkinson, Rolling Energy Resources Katie Parkinson
VP of Utility Services
Rolling Energy Resources

12:00 - 1:30 pm | Lunch in the Sponsor Lounge
1:30 pm | Sponsor Lounge Closes

Closing General Session
Eric Van Orden, Virtual Peaker Co-Chair Eric Van Orden
Director of Sales
Virtual Peaker
Richard Barone, Get Smart, LLC Co-Chair Richard Barone
Get Smart, LLC

1:30 – 2:30 pm
FERC 2222 Series — Bringing It Back Home: What Does FERC 2222 Mean for PLMA Members?
Summarizing PLMA’s popular four-webinar FERC 2222 series from this past summer, learn more about the perspectives of utilities, consultants, vendors, and wholesale market professionals. This discussion will help distill and interpret all of the series’ learnings and will offer insights on how FERC 2222 will continue to impact PLMA audiences. Read Full Description >

Richard Barone, Get Smart, LLC Richard Barone
Get Smart, LLC
Michael Brown, NV Energy Michael Brown
Manager of DSM Services
Berkshire Hathaway, NV Energy
Patty Cook, ICF Patty Cook
SVP, Clean Energy Solutions
John Powers, Extensible Energy John Powers
Extensible Energy
Andy Taylor, Duke Energy Andy Taylor
Manager, Products and Services
Duke Energy
Jill Powers, CAISO Jill Powers
DR & DER Sector Manager

2:30 pm
Welcome to Memphis for the 47th Conference!

Troy Eichenberger, Tennessee Valley Authority Troy Eichenberger
Senior Program Manager
Tennessee Valley Authority

2:40 pm
Closing Remarks

Robin Maslowski, GuidehouseRobin Maslowski

2:45 pm | Ice Cream Social

Sponsored by OpenADR OpenADR

3:15 - 5:00 pm

Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2022, 3:00 – 5:00 pm and
Thursday, Nov. 17, 2022, 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
(Open to Utility Representatives Only, Registration Required)
Wednesday, November 16
3:00 – 5:00 pm

Utility Load Management Exchange Spring 2022 Meeting

6:00 – 8:00 pm

Utility Load Management Exchange Fall 2022 Meeting Networking Dinner at Pedal Haus

Thursday, November 17
8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Utility Load Management Exchange Spring 2022 Meeting (includes breakfast and lunch)