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DR Practitioner Implications in Utility Dive's State of the Electric Utility Report

with Gavin Bade, Utility Dive, and Michael Brown, Berkshire Hathaway NV Energy

to be presented Thursday, April 20, 2017, 12:30 - 1:00 p.m. Eastern

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New research into the attitudes of utility professionals shows the U.S. power sector is set to continue its transition to a cleaner, more distributed energy system with greater emphasis on efficiency.

That's according to Utility Dive's fourth annual State of the Electric Utility report, a survey of more than 600 electric utility professionals. Three-quarters of respondents, for instance, indicated they expect either significant or moderate growth in demand-side management at their utilities in the coming years.

View the Utility Dive report at CLICK HERE and plan to join these industry thought leaders for a closer look at the survey's results and implications for demand response practitioners.

Gavin Bade
Utility Dive
Gavin Bade, Utility Dive

Gavin Bade is the editor of Utility Dive, a leading source of business and policy news for the North American electric power sector. Before joining Industry Dive, Gavin was the editor-in-chief of Georgetown’s alt-weekly newspaper, The Georgetown Voice, and worked for a number of media publishers, including The American Prospect, NPR, the New America Foundation, and WGVU. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Culture and Politics from the Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown.

Michael Brown
Berkshire Hathaway NV Energy and PLMA Vice Chair
Michael Brown

Michael has over eighteen years of experience in the energy sector focused on demand response, energy efficiency, and renewable energy in both deregulated and regulated electricity markets. Since 2005, Michael has worked at NV Energy. He currently manages a business unit that is focused on smart grid-enabled customer solutions for energy and peak demand management. Michael's efforts have included the design and implementation of: one of the largest two-way communicating programmable thermostat programs in the country; a large-scale Home Area Network program that integrates energy efficiency and demand response; a commercial building demand response program that utilizes automated communications and optimization software technology to obtain significant energy and peak demand savings; and, an advanced Demand Response Management System that allows demand side resources to actively participate in utility energy resource portfolio optimization and risk management processes.

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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