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National Grid's Award-Winning Initiative

with Elisabeth Morgera, National Grid; Wannie Park, CEIVA Energy; and Ray Pustinger, AESC

to be presented Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016

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.

Download a supplemental presentation on National Grid's Award Winning Initiative: Smart Energy Solutions, Worcester, MA

Discover why National Grid was recognized as a technology pioneer in the 13th PLMA Awards.

Learn about this utility's comprehensive combination of technologies and strategies to achieve demand response through both dynamic prices and direct load control as well as behavioral energy efficiency through web applications and in-home displays. National Grid's Smart Energy Solutions program provides customers smart thermostats, load control devices, web apps, and in-home displays to deliver real-time energy use and compelling messages alongside personal photographs. With CEIVA Energy's software, the utility can segment customers, monitor and control a range of smart energy technologies, enable the smart meter home area network, and access full reporting and analytics. The result is a seamless end-to-end solution for the utility and its customers that integrates a range of technology providers, including Itron, Cisco, GE, Simple Energy, Verizon, and Carrier.

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

Elisabeth Morgera
National Grid
Elisabeth Morgera

Lisa is a senior analyst and serves as the Demand Response Coordinator for the Smart Energy Solutions Program at National Grid. This program provides approximately 15,000 participating residential and small commercial customers in Worcester, Mass. near-real time energy usage, as well as opportunities to manage their energy usage and reduce their monthly bill. In this role, she is responsible for monitoring the ISO-NE energy markets to identify the need to call peak load events, initiate the necessary events, ensure all communication protocols are followed, monitor the event progression and then analyze and report on the events upon completion. The majority of her 25-year career at National Grid has been in the Energy Efficiency area where has been involved with financial and performance analysis of the energy efficiency programs, program and vendor management, as well as supporting the company’s Demand and Price Response Programs in conjunction with the ISO-NE for large commercial and industrial customers.

Wannie Park
CEIVA Energy
Wannie Park

Wannie Park serves as Vice President of Strategic Partnerships at CEIVA Energy, a smart grid solutions company that helps utilities capitalize on smart meter investments to engage customers, implement demand response programs and comply with regulations. Wannie manages partnerships with utilities, regulators and technology partners to implement CEIVA's integrated ecosystem of hardware, software and creative services for the Home Area Network. Prior to this role, Wannie spent 10 years in corporate development, private equity and consumer electronics.

Ray Pustinger
Alternative Energy Systems Consulting and PLMA Awards Co-Chair
Ray Pustinger, AESC

Raymond A. Pustinger, CEM, CDSM, CSLC is CEO/Principal at AESC. He has been serving commercial, industrial and retail facilities in matters of energy and operations for more than 25 years, including ten years with ABM Industries (NYSE:ABM), ten years as President/CEO of Precision-Paragon, and most recently as President of Enerliance, Inc.

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.