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CPS Energy's Award-Winning Initiative

with Justin Chamberlain, CPS Energy; Jeffrey Hamel , Nest Labs; and Brian Solsbee, Tennessee Valley Authority

recorded Sept 8, 2016

Thank you for your interest in this PLMA Demand Response Dialogue. This was a 30-minute conversation with some screen sharing.

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Discover why CPS Energy was recognized as a thought leader in the 13th PLMA Awards for its My Thermostat Rewards Holiday Splash.

The project was a Black Friday holiday promotional campaign partnered with retail & thermostat partners and social media, to combine Black Friday Specials and Holidays offers with a healthy Brong-Your-Own-Thermostat rebate. The result was 1,745 new enrollments in which was a 1.5 to 2 times lift at retail, 6 times improvement in year-over-year enrollment, a program growth of 40% during the 6-week push. This well timed and attention-grabbing campaign during the Holiday season has great potential for “leveraging” by other utilities have struggled to raise awareness of Bring-Your-Own-Thermostat program offerings.

Plan to join PLMA for a dialogue with these industry thought leaders.

Justin Chamberlain
CPS Energy
Justin Chamberlain

Justin is a Program Manager – Demand Response with CPS Energy, a public power utility that serves electric and gas to the City of San Antonio, Texas. He is responsible for customer recruitment, program design, administration and ultimately the success of residential and commercial Demand Response Programs including; Automated and Traditional Demand Response, Smart Thermostat and the development of a mid-market demand response solution.

Jeffrey Hamel
Nest Labs
Nest Labs

Jeff is in Business Development for Nest Labs. He is a global business development/sales leader and technology advocate, with domain expertise in regulated and deregulated energy markets, electric utilities, innovation, and strategic product development and implementation. Before joining Nest, Jeff had roles with Electric Power Research Institute and General Electric.

Brian Solsbee
Tennessee Valley Authority and PLMA Awards Co-Chair
Ray Pustinger, AESC

Brian Solsbee is Manager, Energy Right Solutions for Customer Systems Tennessee Valley Authority, where he leads the demand response programs. The program portfolio ranges from voltage optimization to dispatchable commercial and industrial load curtailment. Before joining TVA, he was General Manager of Etowah Utilities in Tennessee. Brian earned a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from the United States Air Force Academy, and a Master’s degree in Industrial Engineering from University of Tennessee-Knoxville.

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.

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