Demand Response & Distributed Energy Resources Forum

October 11-13, 2022- San Diego, CA, United States

The 9th Annual Demand Response & Distributed Energy Resources Forum, October 11-13, 2022 in San Diego, brings together stakeholders from across the U.S. 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 ninth year, the Forum 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
  • Standards advances, trends and developments impacting DER integration
  • 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

Panel sessions will be conducted on each of the following topics:
  1. The role of storage -- BTM and FoM -- as a flexibility contributor to the grid
  2. Beyond just turning things off: New models of demand response by energy providers pushing the envelope of resource adequacy and demand-side resource responsiveness
  3. Large industrial customers panel: sharing key hints and lessons learned to date
  4. Current utility DR programs in the U.S. -- State of the Nation and directions forward
  5. V2G as a DER asset -- current status, projected impacts on the network, initiatives and pilots in progress
  6. Strategies for increasing load flexibility and DR participation in the residential, commercial, industrial and agricultural sectors
  7. Emerging technologies for furthering demand side flexibility and grid resiliency -- such as advanced real-time energy demand visualization, analytics, smart controls, and even low-carbon fuels such as hydrogen
  8. Smart buildings advances in energy efficiency and DR participation -- how do you turn a smart building into a DR resource?
Other topics to be addressed include:
  • Progress toward electrification -- who is doing it, and how to pay for electrification programs
  • Visions of the Evolving Grid -- utility-centric DERMS vs C&I behind-the-meter generation
  • Residential DR -- strategies and technologies for driving higher consumer engagement
  • Regulatory developments and DR implementation trends
  • The Role of Green Hydrogen production as a source of DR flexibility
  • Achieving Net Zero Emissions by 2050
  • Dealing with extreme weather events: The role of DR in helping to ensure the resiliency and reliability of the power grid
  • The status of Virtual Power Plants as a DR tool
  • Scaling up demand-side flexibility and reaping its benefits: Implementing the right policies, digital technologies and new business models
  • Digitalization: Improving data exchange, analytics and coordination at the system level to enable greater demand-side flexibility

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IQ Smart Center - First Allied Plaza
655 West Broadway,
San Diego, CA, USA

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