PLMA Demand Response Dialogue
PLMA Demand Response Dialogue

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Jennifer Potter's Award-Winning Initiatives

with Jennifer Potter, Hawaii Natural Energy Institute, and Danielle Sass Byrnett, NARUC

rescheduled for Wednesday, June 27; 2:30 - 3:00 p.m. Eastern

Thank you for your interest in this PLMA Demand Response Dialogue. This is a 30-minute conversation with no Powerpoint slides.

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Contact info:

  • Jennifer Potter, Hawaii Natural Energy Institute
  • Danielle Sass Byrnett, National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners

Learn why Jennifer Potter was a 15th PLMA Award Winner for Thought Leader.

Jennifer's utility and research experience cover transmission and distribution grid operations, conventional and renewable sources, distributed energy resources (DER), integration of demand-side resources, time-based pricing and demand response (DR). Her economic research includes cutting-edge work on market potential and economic analysis research on demand response, time-based pricing, DERs, and energy efficiency. She has provided technical assistance to state policymakers, on the behalf of the Department of Energy, to Hawaii, California, Michigan, New York, Massachusetts, and Oregon. She has published a number of reports, including as a lead author of the California Demand Response Potential Study for the CPUC, over the last year that has been recognized as significant contributions to the industry. Her published work and reputation have been leveraged for a number of webinars and conference appearances, as well as presentations to state policymakers around frameworks and considerations for demand response and integrated demand-side management.

Jennifer Potter
Hawaii Natural Energy Institute
Jennifer Potter

Hawaii Gov. David Ige nominated University of Hawaii energy specialist Jennifer “Jennie” Potter to the Public Utilities Commission and the Senate confirmed the appointment April 17. Potter is an assistant specialist with the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa’s Hawai‘i Natural Energy Institute (HNEI). Prior to joining HNEI, Potter was a senior scientific engineering associate in the Electricity Market and Policy group at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. While there, she was the project lead on the 2025 California Demand Response Potential Study for the California Public Utilities Commission. Potter also worked at the Sacramento Municipal Utility District in various positions, including enterprise performance data manager, principal market analyst, and project manager. She was also an electric analyst for the City of Roseville in California. Potter begins her six-year term on July 1, 2018.

Danielle Sass Byrnett
National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners
Danielle Sass

Danielle Sass Byrnett joined NARUC in December 2017 as Director of the Center for Partnerships & Innovation. She leads this grant-funded team focused on identifying emerging challenges and connecting state commissions with expertise and strategies to navigate complex decision-making. Prior to joining NARUC, Danielle served in the federal government and consulting roles at the U.S. Department of Energy and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

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.