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Women in DM 2017 Strategy Meeting

Moderated by Gwen Resendes, Bonneville Power Administration and Robin Maslowski, Navigant

presented Thursday, December 8, 2016, 12:30 - 1:30 pm EST

Thank you for your interest in this Women in Demand Response update.  This was a 1-hour conversation with a few Powerpoint slides.

Join the Women in Demand Management in mapping out our activities and mission for 2017! We want your help in brainstorming the type of content and direction that most benefits you from the group. We'll discuss the suggestions we received through our 2016 survey and Fall Conference feedback, revisit our mission statement, and map out 2017 activities. This is also a great opportunity to get more involved in the group!



Member Update

What We Did: 2016 Presentation Review

Why are we here? Mission Statement Discussion

  • Currently posted as the Group Description: "This interest group helps to promote leadership roles by encouraging greater visibility, support, and recognition of women in the industry. The group is in the process of defining its mission, objectives, and future opportunities."
  • Is this the right mission statement for Women in Demand Management?
  • If this is our mission statement, should we discuss HOW we encourage visibility, support, and recognition?
  • Should we consider additional purposes for the group?

Where We're Going: Activity Brainstorming

  • What ideas does the group have about what kind of things our group should do to encourage 1) visibility, 2) support, 3) recognition of Women in DM
  • Webinar Ideas (Compile List for Survey Monkey Vote)
  • Meet-Up Ideas (What would you like to see from the next meet-up)

Ideas for the Women in DM Group Page?

  • Using Forums, Blogs, and Messaging
  • Sharing Documents
  • Quarterly Conference Call?
Gwen Resendes
Bonneville Power Administration and Women in Demand Management Co-Chair
 Gwen Resendes

Gwen is Program Manager for the Distributed Energy Resources organization within Bonneville Power Administration (BPA), a branch of the Department of Energy. Gwen came to BPA eight years ago with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business and Finance from Washington State University and 13 years private industry experience specializing in trend analysis. Gwen joined the Distributed Energy Resources group in November 2015 and is currently developing a commercialization plan for BPA that will align BPAs needs with non-wire alternatives and applicable DER resources.

Robin Maslowski
Navigant Consulting
Robin Maslowski

Robin Maslowski is an Associate Director with Navigant Consulting, Inc. Sheprovides expertise in the areas of demand response and smart grid, including cost-benefit assessment, strategic planning, program evaluation, and potential assessment. Her recent work includes determining market potential and implementation strategies for demand response resources, developing business cases for smart grid deployment, building customized analytical modeling tools, and identifying key areas of opportunity for market growth, such as the integration of renewables using demand response and smart grid technologies.

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 the Women in Demand Response Quarterly Update Works. When you register, you may submit a comment or question in advance. After a brief introduction and review of survey results, three lightning round presentations will be followed by a facilitated discussion. You're welcome to use a speaker phone so an unlimited number of people may participate. After the Discussion, 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.

Learn more about the PLMA Women in Demand Management Interest Group.