Past event: Demand Response & DER World Forum

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

The 8th Annual Demand Response & Distributed Energy Resources World Forum, 100% virtual on December 7-8, 2021, 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. Now in its eighth year, the event is designed to 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.

Topics to be convered include:

  • Adapting DR portfolios 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
  • Energy storage advances and implications for DER deployment
  • New technologies and strategies for maximizing demand response performance
  • 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
  • Cloud-Optimized smart buildings: Technologies, challenges and benefits
  • Valuation of PV and DER within distribution networks
  • Working together across stakeholder groups 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
  • 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

Attending Virtually

The 100% virtual edition of the conference, powered by GoToMeeting, allows for participation live via audio and video from anywhere in the world. Registrants may:
  • View speaker presentations and ask questions live, in real time
  • Interact with fellow attendees during sessions and breaks via video and text chat
  • View on-demand recordings of each presentation
  • View PDFs of all presentations post-conference
  • View text transcripts of each presentation
  • View attendee list
  • Set up one-to-one meetings and introductions with fellow attendees, facilitated by the organiser


  • David Jacot, P.E., Director of Efficiency Solutions, Los Angeles Department of Water & Power
  • Jennifer Chamberlin, Executive Director - Market Development, CPower Energy Management
  • Brien J. Sheahan, Former Chairman and CEO, Illinois Commerce Commission
  • David South, Senior Principal - Energy & Utilities Practice, West Monroe Partners
  • Mary Ann Piette, Scientific Division Director, Commercial Building Systems Group and Demand Response Research Center, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
  • Mark Martinez, Senior Portfolio Manager - Emerging Markets and Technologies, Southern California Edison
  • John Powers, Founder and CEO, Extensible Energy
  • Tristan de Frondeville, Founder and President, SkyCentrics
  • Sanem Sergici, Principal, The Brattle Group
  • J. Andrew McAllister, Ph.D., Commissioner, California Energy Commission
  • David Schatz, Director, Utility of the Future, Pepco Holdings
  • Tanuj Deora, Vice President, Market Innovation, Uplight
  • Ross Malme, Senior Advisor, Bowen Advisors
  • Michael Brown, Manager, DSM Services (DR & DER), NV Energy / Berkshire Hathaway Energy, Chairman, PLMA
  • Dr. Jorge Elizondo, Chief Technology Officer, Co-founder, Heila Technologies
  • Andrew Bennett, CEO, mPrest
  • Kyle Garton, Director of Client Solutions, Weave Grid
  • Albert Chiu, Lead Product Manager, Integrated Demand Side Management (IDSM) Department, Pacific Gas and Electric
  • James Mater, General Manager - Smart Grid, QualityLogic
  • Denver Hinds, R&D Project Manager, Smart Energy Technologies, Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD)
  • Rolf Bienert, Technical Director, OpenADR Alliance
  • Dr. Ammi Amarnath, Senior Technical Executive, Energy Efficiency & Demand Response, Power Delivery & Utilization, Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)
  • Pablo Bauleo, Ph.D, Senior Energy Services Engineer, Fort Collins Utilities
  • Peter Asmus, Research Director, Guidehouse Insights

Workshop Instructors:

  • James Mater, General Manager - Smart Grid, QualityLogic
  • Josh MacDonald, Consulting Engineer, Southern California Edison

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9:00 am - 5:00 pm CST


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Event details
Organizer : SGO
Event type : Conference
Reference : ASDE-22749