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Dialogue: Eversource Energy
Thursday, October 17, 2019, 12:30 PM - 1:00 PM EDT
Category: PLMA Webcast

PLMA Load Management Leadership Load Management Dialogue
PLMA Load Management Dialogue

Join Us For:

Eversource Energy for Commercial & Industrial Active-Demand Management Demonstration

with Michael Goldman, Eversource Energy; and Michael Smith, National Grid

Thursday, October 17, 2019; 12:30 - 1:00 p.m. Eastern

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Gain key insights from a 16th PLMA Award-winning initiative for Thought Leader.

Eversource Energy introduced an innovative holistic approach to reducing peak demand among commercial and industrial (C&I) customers. Their active-demand management demonstration utilized a wide range of technologies, including battery storage, ice storage, phase change material thermal storage, advanced software and controls and wi-fi thermostats, to engage large and small C&I customers. Not only did the demonstration successfully engage with a variety of C&I customers, it also reduced the 2018 regional peak by 8.7 MW.  This demonstration project shows that taking a holistic approach to demand reduction is necessary for the long-term viability of demand-reduction programs and paved the way for the development of an approach to peak-demand management featuring various technology types, each using open communication protocols that connect to a single dispatch platform.

The dialogue will include:

Michael Goldman

Michael Goldman

Eversource Energy

Michael Goldman is a Manager in the Energy Efficiency department at Eversource Energy, the largest energy delivery company in New England. His team at Eversource is responsible for the development of the Company’s behind the meter distributed energy resource strategy. He is a frequent contributor to conferences and articles on distributed energy resources and their impact on the evolving grid. Prior to Eversource, Michael worked as a strategy and operations consultant in Deloitte Consulting’s energy practice. He received a BA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a Master’s Degree in finance and energy policy from the Johns Hopkins University. 

Michael Smith

Michael Smith 

National Grid and PLMA Award Group Co-Chair

Mike Smith is a Senior Program Manager at National Grid, responsible for managing the implementation of National Grid’s full portfolio of Dynamic Load Management programs in New York State.  Additionally, Mike leads the expansion and development of National Grid’s DR programs as they grow to support increased DER participation and provide more focused grid solutions such as Non-Wires Alternatives.  Prior to joining National Grid, Mike spent more than a decade in the Energy Consulting field, providing program development and implementation services for some of the largest utilities and state agencies in the Northeast.  Mike has been a member of PLMA since 2017 and serves as Co-Chair of the Awards Group.

Who Should Attend. Practitioners from energy utilities, solution providers and trade allies looking to gain and share dynamic load management expertise, including demand response and distributed energy resources.

How Dialogues Work. When you register, you may submit a comment or question in advance. After brief introductions, the 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 in real-time via a GotoWebinar link. After the Dialogue, you will receive a recording web link or an opportunity to listen via iTunes or wherever you get your podcasts. Unable to participate on this day and time? Register anyway and you will automatically receive the recording link or subscribe to PLMA Load Management Dialogue where you get your podcasts.

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