48th PLMA Conference

48th PLMA Conference Full Tuesday Agenda

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Stacy Philips, Duke Energy Conference Co-Chair
Stacy Phillips

Duke Energy
Mike Mazzola, University of North Carolina at Charlotte Conference Co-Chair
Mike Mazzola

University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Aaron Gold, Honeywell Smart Energy Conference Co-Chair
Vince Iamunno

Honeywell Smart Energy
WIFI Sponsored by EnergyHub
Registration Desk Sponsored by EnergyHub
Mobile App Sponsored by Resideo Grid Services
Resideo Grid Services

Full Agenda

Tuesday, November 7
PLMA Supports Hawaii: Tuesday is Hawaii Day!
(please wear your Aloha shirt or gear on Tuesday)

7:30 - 9:00 am Breakfast in the Sponsor Lounge | Grand Ballroom AB
Sponsored by Franklin Energy Franklin Energy Group
7:30 - 9:00 am Women in DM's "Breakfast Connect" + Part 2 of the "Embrace Your Potential" series | Grand Promenade
Opening Session | Grand Ballroom CD
Christine Riker, Energy Solutions Chair Christine Riker
Energy Solutions
9:00 - 9:20 am

Opening Remarks from the Chair

Richard Barone, Oracle Richard Barone
9:20 - 9:30 am

Welcome to Charlotte

Stacy Phillips, Duke Energy Stacy Phillips
Duke Energy
Speaker Bio
9:30 - 10:00 am

Keynote Address

Harry Sideris, Duke Energy Harry Sideris
Duke Energy
Speaker Bio
10:00 - 10:30 am Refreshment Break | Grand Ballroom AB
Sponsored by Sense Sense
General Session 2 | Grand Ballroom CD
Ruth Kiselewich, ICF Co-Chair Ruth Kiselewich
Jon Hilowitz, Orange and Rockland Utilities Co-Chair Jon Hilowitz
Orange and Rockland Utilities
10:30 - 11:40 am

What Will DR 4.0 Look Like?
In 2016, PLMA members created the “Evolution of DR” framework to help build a common understanding and language within the energy industry. They forecasted "DR 3.0" would be fully underway in 2023. Learn what’s next for DR/DER practitioners as we discuss whether the day of the "prosumer" has arrived, and where control is headed (at the grid’s edge, or centrally monitored).

Jenny Roehm, Schneider Electric Moderator Jenny Roehm
Schneider Electric
Speaker Bio
Richard Barone, Oracle Richard Barone
Speaker Bio
Robin Maslowski, GuidehouseRobin Maslowski
Speaker Bio
Michael Brown, NV Energy Michael Brown
Berkshire Hathaway, NV Energy
Speaker Bio
Erica Keating, Southern California EdisonErica Keating
Southern California Edison
Speaker Bio
Ross Malme, Kitu SystemsRoss Malme
Kitu Systems
Speaker Bio
11:40 am - 12:00 pm

What's Up at PLMA? - Interest Group Updates 
Hear from PLMA's six Interest Groups on their progress and plans going forward, all in short 3-minute clips.
Presenting Groups: Connected Devices | Retail Pricing | Electric Transportation | Global Load Management | Customer Engagement | Commercial & Industrial Load Flexibility 

12:00 - 1:30 pm Lunch | Grand Ballroom AB
Sponsored by Eaton Eaton
General Session 3 | Grand Ballroom CD
Troy Eichenberger, Tennessee Valley Authority Co-Chair Troy Eichenberger
Tennessee Valley Authority
Kari Binley, ecobee Co-Chair Kari Binley
1:30 - 2:30 pm

Early Learnings on Advancing DERs with ADER in Texas
In 2022, the Texas PUC created an Aggregated Distributed Energy Resources Taskforce in response to calls for battery participation in ERCOT. This Taskforce is now reviewing 2023 proposals. We’ll learn about its findings which have been influenced by FERC 2222, and by the proliferation of batteries and battery storage systems. These findings also include important perspectives on program design, customer engagement, pricing structures, and decarbonization.

Tiffany Wu, Advisor for PUCT Commissioner Moderator Tiffany Wu
Advisor for PUCT Commissioner Will McAdams
Speaker Bio
Jason Ryan, ADER TF Jason Ryan
Speaker Bio
J.T. Thompson, Generac Grid Services J.T. Thompson
Generac Grid Services
Speaker Bio
John Padalino, Bandera Electric Cooperative John Padalino
Bandera Electric Cooperative
Speaker Bio
Sandip Sharma, Shell Energy Sandip Sharma
Shell Energy
Speaker Bio
2:30 - 3:00 pm

Battery Arbitrage: Do Customers Optimize Battery Dispatch in the Presence of TOU Rates?
Learn about APS’ results combining residential batteries and TOU rates for maximum grid benefits. Together, these have created a 46% average reduction in on-peak usage (1.4 kW) for APS, and bill savings of up to $40 per month for customers. However, additional grid benefits remain untapped and could still be realized though more battery discharging incentives, and through programs that augment rate incentives.

Iain Shovelin, Arizona Public Service Iain Shovelin
Arizona Public Service
Speaker Bio
Ari Kornelis, Guidehouse Ari Kornelis
Speaker Bio
3:00 - 3:30 pm Refreshment Break | Grand Ballroom AB
Sponsored by Sense Sense
General Session 4 | Grand Ballroom CD
Jenny Roehm, Schneider Electric Co-Chair Jenny Roehm
Schneider Electric
Justin Chamberlain, CPS Energy Co-Chair Justin Chamberlain
CPS Energy
3:30 - 4:00 pm

Residential VPPs and Their Role in Utility Sponsored Programs
As the number of BTM resources grows, utilities seek aggregator relationships and additional DR programs. Learn from SDG&E and Swell, who’ve piloted hundreds of BTM residential battery systems, on how networking DERs into VPPs brings down customer costs and increases resilience while helping utilities manage demand. We’ll review lessons learned and best practices for program design, incentive structure, marketing, and more.

Mark Jensen, San Diego Gas and Electric Mark Jensen
San Diego Gas and Electric
Speaker Bio
Steve Wheat, Swell Energy Inc. Steve Wheat
Swell Energy Inc.
Speaker Bio
4:00 - 4:30 pm

PLMA Utility Members Share
Learn from PLMA’s utility members on current issues of concern within each of their organizations. The presenting utilities will each offer a 3-5 minute description of their scenario with the goals of enhancing utility awareness, improving the understanding of utility issues among all PLMA members, and setting the stage for future follow ups.

Commonwealth Edison CPS Energy New Braunfels Utilities Salt River Project Southern California Edison
4:30 - 5:00 pm

Sponsor Showcase Lightning Round
Hear from several PLMA sponsors about their solutions and what makes these worthy of consideration, all in a series of lightning-fast presentations! These are not marketing pitches but learning opportunities provided by conference sponsors on the specific ways they create value for the energy industry.

Bidgley Elexity Gridx
Itron OATI Oracle Uplight
5:00 - 6:30 pm Networking Reception in the Sponsors Lounge | Grand Ballroom AB
Sponsored by EFI EFI