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Defining the Evolution of Demand Response

with Michael Brown, NV Energy; Scott Coe; Ross Malme, Skipping Stone; and Stuart Schare with Greg Wikler, Navigant

presented Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016

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

You have access to review the recording on this page.


Join this discussion among the architects of PLMA's Demand Response Training Series as they articulate a definition for the evolution of demand response as detailed in the draft Paper at www.peakload.org/DefiningEvolutionDR.

Their definition will be used across the three demand response training courses produced by PLMA in mid-September in St. Louis. But you are invited to add editorial comments to help define an ideal industry vision for the fully-evolved state of demand response and identify the 10 most significant initiatives in the evolution of demand response.

Demand Response Evolution Graph

Michael Brown
NV Energy and PLMA Executive Committee member
Michael Brown

Michael Brown is Manager of Demand Response and Distributed Energy Resources at NV Energy. He manages smart grid enabled customer solutions for energy and peak demand management. Michael’s efforts have included the design and implementation of one of the nation’s largest two-way communicating programmable thermostat programs; a large-scale Home Area Network program that integrates energy efficiency and demand response; a commercial building IDSM program that leverages automated communications and optimization software to obtain significant energy and peak demand savings; and an advanced Demand Response Management System.

Scott Coe
Scott Coe

Dr. Scott Coe has fifteen years of experience working in wholesale electricity markets and his skills include areas from technical design to process improvement. In particular, Scott has deep knowledge of demand response concepts and has worked with market operators, transmission system operators, distribution companies, and energy retailers to define and implement demand-side resource programs. Scott also led the NIST working group which developed the Wholesale Demand Response Communication Protocol and is currently co-chairing the CIMOpenADR Harmonization working group at the IEC.

Ross Malme
Skipping Stone and Past PLMA Chair
Ross Malme

Ross leads Skipping Stone's Smart Grid and Demand Response practice and is an international expert in the demand response markets across the entire value chain from retail to utilities to market operations and rules. He is a pioneer in demand response enabling technologies.

Stuart Schare
Navigant and PLMA Executive Committee member
Stuart Schare

Stuart is a Managing Director with Navigant and is one of the firm’s principal experts in Demand Response. He has led numerous projects in DR program strategy, design, and evaluation for large and small investorā€ owned utilities. He has published and is a frequent speaker on topics related to utilities’ use of DR for resource plan.

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.