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Dialogue: Smart Home and Demand Response
Thursday, January 31, 2019, 12:30 PM - 1:00 PM EDT
Category: PLMA Webcast

PLMA Load Management Leadership Load Management Dialogue
PLMA Load Management Dialogue

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Smart Home and Demand Response: Impact of BYOD, Voice and Renewables

with Denise Ernst, Parks Associates and Richard Philip, Duke Energy

Thursday, January 31, 2019
12:30 - 1:00 p.m. Eastern

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Learn about the impact of voice-enabled and other emerging technologies on BYOD and other dynamic load management programs being deployed by utilities and other energy services providers.

Bring-your-own-device (BYOD) demand response programs are gaining momentum with utilities and consumer adoption of smart thermostats, solar panels, and battery storage is growing. This discussion with Parks Associates industry expert Denise Ernst and Rich Philip of Duke Energy features insight from the recent Consumer Electronics Show and Association of Heating & Refrigeration Expo into the impact of voice controls on the residential energy ecosystem, as well as new developments with net-zero energy homes and community solar. 


Denise Ernst

Denise Ernst

Parks Associates

Denise recently joined Parks Associates as Vice President to help lead the research and marketing/operations departments of the Company. She has worked for both manufacturers and service providers, with experience leading new product development, marketing, and sales. Her expertise in launching products from design to sales execution and channel management brings a unique perspective. Denise earned her MBA from University of Chicago’s Booth School and her BS in Industrial Engineering from Iowa State University.


Richard A. Philip

Richard A. Philip

Duke Energy and PLMA Thought Leadership Group Chair

Rich Philip manages all regulated Demand Response programs with non-residential customers across the Duke Energy system. This portfolio of demand response totals over 1,800 megawatts of resources throughout in Duke’s six-state service area. Rich has experience in load research, electric rates, marketing research, and market management as well as a product manager. Rich is in his 36th year with Duke and predecessor companies, having started his career with Public Service Indiana, which became part of Cinergy Corp. in a 1994 merger and later became part of Duke Energy as part of the Cinergy/Duke merger in 2006. Rich is the immediate past Chairman of PLMA.

Co-hosted by

Smart Energy Summit

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 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. 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.


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