DR Dialogue: Resource Materials for....

Demand Response Management Systems: Current Implementations, Future Trends

with Diana Breziner, PECO; Sarah Chatterjee, NV Energy; and Brett Feldman, Navigant

to be presented Thursday, January 5, 2017; 12:30 - 1:00 p.m. Eastern

Thank you for your interest in this PLMA Demand Response Dialogue. This will be a 30-minute conversation with few or no Powerpoint slides.

You have access to review the recording on this page.

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 recently published the first full-scale research report focused on DRMS in Q3 2016 and will moderate a discussion on utility implementations of DRMS highlighting best practices and lessons learned.

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

Sarah Chatterjee
Berkshire Hathaway, NV Energy
Sarah Chatterjee

Sarah is the Supervisor for engineering, operations, and back office systems in the Demand Side Management Department of NV Energy. She is responsible for the daily operations of the current Demand Response control systems, testing emerging technologies, and software evaluation, integration, and implementation. Sarah supports all DSM pilots and programs including residential air conditioning control, commercial air conditioning control, agricultural control, and battery energy storage. Sarah was recently elected to the Steering Committee of the Utility Load Management Exchange.

Diana Breziner
PECO Energy, an Exelon Company
Diana Breziner

Diana currently oversees the day to day Demand Response (DR) practice at PECO. This includes monitoring the DR settlement transactional activities related to PJM in the PECO footprint, she also has sole responsibility for administering the PECO Smart A/C Saver program consisting of more than 85,000 connected residential and small commercial air conditioners which PECO electronically cycles during periods of high energy usage. Diana orchestrates the movement of field forces that service the equipment, a dedicated call center, and all customer care inquiries. In addition to working for PECO managing its Demand Response practice, Diana worked for Comverge for five years as an Energy Engineer working in different projects from Energy Efficiency and Demand Response audits to Distributed Generation, Combined Cooling Heat and Power, Selective Catalytic Reduction and Oxidation Catalyst.

Brett Feldman
Brett Feldman

As a senior research analyst, Brett focuses on demand response programs and their implications for the global power industry. Prior to joining Navigant, Brett was a Principal for demand response at Constellation Energy, where he served as the chair of the NYISO Price Responsive Load Working Group, the vice chair of the ISO-NE Demand Resources Working Group, and the co-chair of the Northeast Energy and Commerce Association Energy Efficiency and Demand Response Committee.

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.

How DR Dialogue Works. When you register, you may submit a comment or question in advance. After brief introductions, the two featured speakers will have an informal 30-minute conversation. You're welcome to use a speaker phone so an unlimited number of people may participate. After the Dialogue, you will receive a recording web link. Unable to participate on this day and time? Register anyway and you will automatically receive the recording link.