49th PLMA Conference

49th PLMA Conference Full Tuesday Agenda

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Kati Harper, Portland General Electric Conference Co-Chair
Kati Harper

Portland General Electric
Jenny Roehm, Schneider Electric Conference Co-Chair
Jenny Roehm

Schneider Electric
Jordan Folks, Opinion Dynamics Conference Co-Chair
Jordan Folks

Opinion Dynamics
WIFI Sponsored by Resideo Grid Services
Resideo Grid Services
Mobile App Sponsored by Resideo Grid Services
Resideo Grid Services
AV Sponsored by OATI
OATI
Registration Desk Sponsored by EnergyHub
EnergyHub
Power Alley Sponsored by ecobee
ecobee

Full Agenda

Tuesday, May 7

7:30 - 9:00 am Breakfast in the Sponsor Lounge | Atrium Ballroom
7:30 - 9:00 am Women in DM: Breakfast Connect and Career Development Panel | Broadway 1 and 2
Panel Speakers: Erica Keating, SCE  |  Michelle Lynch, Hoosier Energy | Courtney Blodgett, edo
Please pick up your breakfast in the Sponsor Lounge first.
Opening Session | Grand Ballroom 1 and 2
Sponsored by Resideo Grid Services Resideo Grid Services
Christine Riker, Energy Solutions Chair Christine Riker
Energy Solutions
9:00 - 9:20 am

Opening Remarks from the Chair

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

Welcome to Portland

Kati Harper, Portland General Electric Kati Harper
Portland General Electric
9:30 - 10:00 am

Keynote Address

Maria Pope, President and Chief Executive Officer, Portland General Electric Maria Pope
Portland General Electric
10:00 - 10:30 am Refreshment Break | Atrium Ballroom
Sponsored by Sense Sense
General Session 2 | Grand Ballroom 1 and 2
Sponsored by Resideo Grid Services Resideo Grid Services
Robin Maslowski, Guidehouse Co-Chair Robin Maslowski
Guidehouse
Rebekah Grant, Baltimore Gas & Electric Co-Chair Rebekah Grant
Baltimore Gas & Electric
10:30 - 11:30 am

SMUD: The Next Chapter — Automated Demand Response
Learn about SMUD’s DR journey from one-way load control switches to today’s ADR program using IntelliSOURCE and LCS. SMUD will share insights into the realized benefits of implementing ADR in commercial and residential environments, and will discuss how its solution addresses equity and inclusion. It will also share deployment experiences including enrollment challenges, plus its preliminary results for participant enrollment, retention, and energy conservation, and plans for the future.

John Borges, Sacramento Municipal Utility District John Borges
Sacramento Municipal Utility District
Phillip J. Sanchez III, Sacramento Municipal Utility District Phillip J. Sanchez III
Sacramento Municipal Utility District
Christine Cole, Itron Christine Cole
Itron
Christine Riker, Energy Solutions Christine Riker
Energy Solutions
George Jiang, Resource InnovationsGeorge Jiang
Resource Innovations
11:30 am - 12:00 pm

What's Up at PLMA? 
Hear from PLMA's 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 | Atrium Ballroom
General Session 3 | Grand Ballroom 1 and 2
Sponsored by Kraken Technologies Kraken Technologies
Kari Binley, ecobee Co-Chair Kari Binley
ecobee
Kevin Knight, Baltimore Gas & Electric Co-Chair Kevin Knight
Baltimore Gas & Electric
1:30 - 2:30 pm

Playing in the Ratebox: Experts Discuss Design, Customer, and Results
Join SCE, Xcel, PG&E and PGE, and Opinion Dynamics to discuss designing and implementing rate-based programs and pilots. Learn about dynamic rates, EV rates, electrification rates, and commercial CPP and TOU rates, plus the successes and deltas of rate deployment and customer engagement, lessons learned, and best practices. Plus, intended and unintended interactions between rate-based programs and other flexible load solutions, and recommendations on orchestrating multiple DERs to ensure smooth customer experiences.

Olivia Patterson, Opinion Dynamics Moderator Olivia Patterson
Opinion Dynamics
Albert Chiu, Pacific Gas & Electric Albert Chiu
Pacific Gas & Electric
Audrey Ewen, CEM, Xcel Energy Audrey Ewen, CEM
Xcel Energy
Christopher Gallo, Consolidated Edison Christopher Gallo
Consolidated Edison
2:30 - 3:00 pm

The 2024 PLMA Awards: Meet the Winners!

Kevin Knight, Baltimore Gas & Electric Co-Chair Kevin Knight
Baltimore Gas & Electric
Peter Bergeron, CPower Co-Chair Peter Bergeron
CPower
Meg Campbell, Guidehouse Co-Chair Meg Campbell
Guidehouse
3:00 - 3:30 pm Refreshment Break | Atrium Ballroom
Sponsored by Sense Sense
General Session 4 | Grand Ballroom 1 and 2
Sponsored by Kraken Technologies Kraken Technologies
Jenny Roehm, Schneider Electric Co-Chair Jenny Roehm
Schneider Electric
Erica Keating, Southern California Edison Co-Chair Erica Keating
Southern California Edison
3:30 - 4:00 pm

Non-Pipeline Alternatives: Converting Homes from Natural Gas to Beneficial Electrification
Central Hudson is a small gas & electric utility in NY State that uses NPA projects to convert natural-gas-using buildings to full electrification. Its goal is to retire 15 miles of costly leak-prone pipeline annually. Whole home electrification replaces gas-using equipment such as water heaters, stoves, and dryers with electric alternatives which can be less costly. Learn more about five NPA projects that have converted 10 homes (eight in disadvantaged communities) to electric.

Marwa Chowdhury, Central Hudson Gas & Electric Marwa Chowdhury
Central Hudson Gas & Electric
Cory N. Scofield, Demand Side Management Cory N. Scofield
Central Hudson Gas & Electric
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.
Presenting Utilities: Duke Energy, Southern California Edison, Pacific Gas & Electric, Orange & Rockland, and Baltimore Gas and Electric

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 Symposium sponsors on the specific ways they create value for the energy industry.

Gridx Kraken Technologies Opinion Dynamics
Oracle Virtual Peaker
5:00 - 6:30 pm Networking Reception in the Sponsors Lounge | Atrium Ballroom
Sponsored by Resideo Grid Services Resideo Grid Services
Special Close Encounter Exhibit Sponsored by Opinion Dynamics Opinion Dynamics