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Demand Response & Distributed Energy Resources Virtual Forum

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Next-Gen DR and Distributed Energy Resources for the Future Network

Utilities around the world are under increasing pressure to accommodate energy efficiency, control load, and integrate distributed energy resources such as renewables. These factors plus an urgent need to control greenhouse gasses are driving new requirements for energy resiliency, sustainability, and power quality -- all of which impact the traditional utility business case. For utilities to thrive in this changing market, they must embrace greater network agility and work with customers to maximize value for all stakeholders in the value chain.

The 7th Annual Demand Response & Distributed Energy Resources World Forum, October 12-14, 2020 in Los Angeles brings together stakeholders from across the DR / DER industry and internationally to examine the latest technology advances, case studies, and business strategies for optimizing demand response, energy efficiency, DER integration and control, and demand side management programs. The event will help utilities and C&I end users realize the full economic benefits of incorporating these capabilities into their operations, and leveraging the next-generation smart grid to optimize performance.

100% Interactive & Engaging

Due to the ongoing coronavirus situation, the conference this year will be held virtually in order to maximize the safety of all participants. Powered by Zoom the virtual platform allows for live interaction between speakers and fellow attendees via audio, video, chat and PowerPoint presentation. Attendees have the opportunity to view the attendee list, set up one-to-one meetings, and engage in ongoing threaded discussions via the Attendee Networking Area.

Half-hour breaks between sessions allow attendees to network with each other live via video and text chat. Streaming recordings of all presentations will be available post-confernece for on-demand viewing by registered participants.

Topics To Be Addressed Include:

  • From Direct-Install to DSO: How to adapt your DR portfolio to the evolving utility business model in the 21st century
  • Integrating and controlling distributed energy resources
  • Technology infrastructure for price-based grid coordination
  • Regulatory and policy trends impacting DR and DER
  • DER standards and developments: towards unification
  • New technologies and strategies for maximizing demand response performance
  • CEC Load Management Update
  • Tools and techniques for addressing the Duck Curve
  • Integration of DERs at the Grid Edge
  • Electrifying the load: strategies for accommodating growing distributed renewable generation
  • Next-generation microgrids and demand response
  • Grid integrated buildings
  • Valuation of PV and DER within distribution networks
  • How do we work together to make DER work?
  • Emerging load control strategies
  • Transportation electrification
  • DR / DER role in reducing greenhouse gas emissions
  • Using grid management technologies to address distribution challenges
  • The evolving IoT smart building, BMS, and the relation to DR and DER
  • Green Button, customer interaction, and achieving new levels of end user engagement
  • And more

An Open, Cross-Stakeholder Networking Event

Global in Focus
  • Network with industry colleagues from around the world who are shaping the future energy network
Objective and Authoritative
  • In-depth presentations and panel discussions address the very latest technology advances and business issues facing DR / DER deployment
Timely and Strategic
  • Discuss the implications of recent court rulings, market drivers, and policy trends shaping the next-generation smart grid / demand response industry

Interactive and Practical

  • Key case studies and lessons learned from the field will help attendees gain real-world insight into DR / DER success strategies and best practices

Who Should Attend?

  • Large wholesale renewable energy generators -- wind and solar
  • Energy professionals at municipal, investor-owned, and rural utilities
  • Energy managers at commercial and industrial end-user organizations
  • Regional transmission system operators
  • Curtailment service providers
  • Building energy management (BEM) companies
  • Regulators and government policy makers
  • DR aggregators
  • IT and software providers
  • Smart grid technology providers and network operators
  • Communications network service providers and vendors
  • Financial and venture capital professionals
  • Consultants and system integrators
  • Researchers, analysts, and university professionals
Don't miss this opportunity to network with key peers and refine strategies for optimizing the grid's agility, flexibility, and responsiveness


  • David South, Senior Principal - Energy & Utilities, West Monroe Partners
  • Clayton Engel, Manager, Energy & Utilities, West Monroe Partners
  • Bruce Nordman, Research Scientist/Engineer, Energy Technologies Area, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
  • Michael Bushey, Director of Demand Side Management Programs, Customer Programs and Services Division, Southern California Edison
  • Michel Kamel, CEO, MelRok
  • Dr. Ammi Amarnath, Senior Technical Executive, Energy Efficiency & Demand Response, Power Delivery & Utilization, Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)
  • Mary Ann Piette, Scientific Division Director, Commercial Building Systems Group and Demand Response Research Center, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
  • Dotty Hage, PMP, CSM, Energy Manager, Pomona College
  • John Clint, Director, Distributed Energy Resources, AESC Inc.
  • Ross Malme, Senior Advisor, Bowen Advisors
  • Scott Koehler, Vice President, Global Strategy - Smart Grid IT, Schneider Electric
  • Greg Puschnigg, Chief Executive Officer, BOSS Controls
  • Rick Kornfeld, CEO, Kitu Systems
  • Damien-Tholomier, Executive Vice President, Product Management & Project Delivery, Varentec
  • Agustín F. Carbó, Senior Manager, Puerto Rico, Environmental Defense Fund
  • Javier Rúa-Jovet, Counsel, Solar + Energy Storage Association of Puerto Rico
  • John Hall, Associate Vice President, Clean Energy, Environmental Defense Fund
  • Bill Blevins, Director, Grid Coordination, ERCOT
  • Dana Harmon, Executive Director, Texas Energy Poverty Research Institute
  • Suzanne Russo, Chief Executive Officer, Pecan Street Inc.
  • Kitty Wang, Technical Director, Energy Systems
  • Patti Garibay, Energy Manager, City of Lancaster, CA
  • Christopher Aune, Housing Manager, Innovation & Economic Development, City of Lancaster, CA
  • Jun Wen, Principal Advisor - DSO Strategy and Implementation, Southern California Edison
  • Alok Singhania, Partner, Gridscape Solutions
  • Clay Collier, Vice President, Energy Solutions, ChargePoint
  • Dan Delurey, Senior Fellow for Energy and Climate, Vermont Law School
  • Karen Herter, Energy Commission Specialist III, California Energy Commission
  • Jason Tucker, P.E., Manager - Project Execution, Smart Grid Technology, Pepco Holdings
  • Carter J. Prescott, Principal Manager- eMobility, Southern California Edison
  • Rolf Bienert, Technical Director, OpenADR Alliance

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Event details
Organizer : SGO
Event type : Webinar
Reference : ASDE-22362