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4th National Conference on Next Generation Demand Response

Date: 14th September 2016 - 16th September 2016 Location: Austin - Texas - USA

The Rise of Demand Response: Moving Forward — What’s at Stake Now?

Demand response is considered to be one of the smart grid’s emerging killer applications for utilities, grid operators, and power generators. But, it can do more than help meet peak load.

We are on the verge of a new opportunity to use demand response to help meet this nation’s power supply needs in the 21st century. With interest in the integration of significant amounts of renewable energy, wide-spread deployment of plug-in electric vehicles, and more efficient use of our existing transmission and generation infrastructure, it is poised to complement these initiatives, having a central role in shaping the way the grid is managed and energy consumed. It can act as a service that responds just as quickly as a power plant would, in under a second or within minutes, depending on the type of service required. These conditions afford demand response practitioners an opportunity to tap into an additional payment stream for their participation.

This conference will cover the new and future opportunities that exist in the markets and identify challenges to market participation for such a resource. This conference program has been updated to provide you with the latest, most up-to-date information driving programs and services and today. This event will examine the global smart building managed services market trends, along with opportunities and challenges.


14th September 2016
16th September 2016
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Chris Taylor – Content
0044 (0)20 3141 0602


Omni Austin Downtown
700 San Jacinto Blvd
Austin, TX 78701 United States

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Featuring industry leaders and innovators and new program content and sessions, including:

  • The new role of demand response in shaping the smart grid of the future
  • Help customers reduce their demand through energy efficiency and control usage with management programs
  • Integrating real-time price formation with demand response resources
  • Exploring the key growth areas and services for the future of demand response
  • New markets and monetization strategies for energy storage, demand response, and other grid services
  • Participation criteria and future ‘pay-for-performance’ metrics in the demand response market
  • Track, measure, and verify performance of enabling technologies including advanced metering and the associated communications infrastructure
  • Outlook for energy storage participation in demand response
  • Beyond demand response: the emergence of demand-side management
  • Current pilots involving residential, commercial and industrial sectors
  • The new role of transactive energy in grid modernization and the shaping of the smart grid
  • Capitalizing on demand response for building energy management systems: applying demand response to building and facilities energy management

Power industry personnel who need a better understanding of ancillary services. Portfolio managers and traders responsible for formulating bidding strategies for ancillary services. Power plant and systems operations engineers who would like to understand the impact of ancillary services on their plant profitability. Demand Response and aggregation services.

Key titles include:

  • Utilities and power generators
  • Energy management service providers
  • System integrators and consultants
  • Energy efficiency and conservation
  • Systems, software and IT vendors
  • Smart grid technology and software developers
  • Commercial and industrial end users
  • Regulators and public policy makers
  • Investors and financial community
  • Emerging load technologies
  • Grid operators
  • Contact center management professionals
  • Usability professionals
  • Regulation
  • Corporate communication professionals
  • Business strategy and planning
  • Strategic planning and performance management professionals
  • Marketing
  • Demand response research
  • Manufacturing and vending of DSM products
  • Program design
  • Customer service, customer care and customer programs


Doosan GridTech

Doosan GridTech was formed in 2016 when Doosan Heavy Industries acquired all of the outstanding shares of 1Energy Systems, Inc., as part of the firm’s continuing expansion into renewable energy. The Doosan GridTech team has managed more utility-integrated energy storage projects than any other team in the industry, and will continue to serve its customers and build a smarter energy world by delivering solutions that provide automatic management and optimization of distributed energy resources.

Website: www.doosan.com/



EnerNOC is a team of mission-driven people who recognize that using a 20th century construct for managing energy doesn’t fit today’s global imperative to use energy better. We believe that energy intelligence software (EIS) will fundamentally change the way the world uses energy, giving our business customers more control over energy costs and the utilities that serve them the ability to forge deeper customer relationships.

Website: www.enernoc.com/


THG Energy Solutions, LLC

Based in Austin,  THG Energy Solutions, LLC is a comprehensive energy management solutions provider that helps commercial, industrial, and governments manage and identify cost savings through energy and utility data management best practices. THG educates, organizes, and empowers clients to achieve savings by becoming more informed energy managers for the buildings they operate. We help companies gather, process, and organize energy by applying technology and experience to analyze, monitor, and improve key facets of an energy program and provide actionable and meaningful reports for management. THG developed its EMS portal and Automated Demand Response technologies from the ground up, allowing us to integrate reports and techniques based on years of experience analyzing data. Owning and developing our technology means we can personalize a solution for each client and each facility.

Website: www.thgenergy.com


Continental Automated Buildings Association

The Continental Automated Buildings Association (CABA) is an international not-for-profit industry association dedicated to the advancement of intelligent home and intelligent building technologies. CABA’s mandate includes providing its members with networking and market research opportunities. CABA also encourages the development of industry standards and protocols, and leads cross-industry initiatives. The organization is supported by an international membership of nearly 300 companies involved in the design, manufacture, installation and retailing of products relating to home automation and building automation. Public organizations, including utilities and government are also members. The organization was originally founded in 1988 and celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2013.

Website: www.caba.org


Energate Inc.

Energate is the leader in interactive energy management solutions and products for utilities and their residential customers. It provides a complete solution that includes software, portals, mobile applications, and wireless devices such as gateways, smart thermostats, load control switches, and consumer energy displays.

Energate’s Interactive Energy Management Solutions leverage the Smart Grid to mitigate supply and demand challenges, increase the use of renewables, and utilize dynamic rate structures. With Energate’s standards-based open Consumer Connected Demand Response™ (CCDR) platform, utilities can interactively address residential demand, and can empower their customers to more effectively manage energy use while not compromising their comfort and convenience.

Website: www.energateinc.com/company/


Green Button Alliance

The Green Button Alliance (GBA) is a non-profit corporation formed to foster the development, compliance, and wide-spread adoption of the Green Button standard. The Green Button Alliance advances the Green Button initiative: a White House-inspired challenge to the electric utility industry to give consumers access to their energy usage information in a downloadable, standardized format. The Green Button Download My Data (DMD) and Green Button Connect My Data (CMD) standards are based on the North American Energy Standards Board (NAESB) Energy Services Provider Interface (ESPI) standard.

Website: www.greenbuttonalliance.org


National Joint Utilities Notification System

Utility companies involved in joint ventures are always looking for ways to improve the seesaw communication necessary to produce results. Efficient utility communication can decrease expenses while improving the management of pole assets.
NJUNS, the National Joint Utilities Notification System, is an organization of member utilities formed for the purpose of improving the coordination of joint ventures. The low-cost, web-based software system offers utility companies a method of obtaining real time information on a variety of shared concerns including Pole Transfers, Pole Attachment Permitting and Double-Wood Tracking.

Website: web.njuns.com


OpenADR Alliance

Open Automated Demand Response (OpenADR) is an open and standardized way for electricity providers and system operators to communicate DR signals with each other and with their customers using a common language over any existing IP-based communications network, such as the Internet. As the most comprehensive standard for Automated Demand Response, OpenADR has achieved widespread support throughout the industry.

The OpenADR Alliance was formed by industry stakeholders to foster the development, adoption and compliance of the Open Automated Demand Response (OpenADR) Smart Grid standard utilizing existing standards from OASIS, UCA and NAESB.

Website: www.openadr.org


Ryn Hamilton Consulting

Ryn Hamilton Consulting provides personalized consulting services to clients throughout the energy value chain. Ryn has completed 120+ energy studies since the firm was established in 1992. A common theme in all of these projects is the advancement of ideas, technologies, markets and policies that promote environmental leadership, innovation and market competition.

Website: www.rynhamiltonconsulting.com



Skipping Stone is a privately held professional services company focused solely on energy markets. We are unique in that we utilize only energy industry veterans on client assignments. Our specialty is collaborating with clients on ideas, strategies and problems and then providing the array of services required to turn the ideas and strategies into successes and solve the knotty problems.

Website: www.skippingstone.com/


Demand Response Library

The Demand Response Free Library is a collection of articles, white papers, presentations and reports designed to keep you educated and informed about the Demand Response Industry. You may download any of the content in pdf form for your own use. Please contact us for additional Demand Response research.

Website: www.demandresponsedirectory.com

Smart Grid Today

Smart Grid Today’s mission is to deliver timely, relevant coverage of emerging trends, applications and policies driving the modern utility industry — in a signature format our founders have developed over 40 years in the trade news business, featuring highly concise and easy-to-understand news copy based on trusted reporting, exclusive interviews, informed analysis and strategic insights that our subscribers rely on to succeed every business day.

SmartGridToday.com features a complete searchable archive with thousands of searchable articles and hundreds of downloadable PDF files, events calendar, discounts on selected items and more. Do not miss out on a single day of the deepest reporting on the smart grid you can find anywhere. Visit http://www.smartgridtoday.com/freetrial.cfm?ref=acius-conference-logo to sign up for a 14-day, risk-free trial today.

Website: www.smartgridtoday.com


USNAP Alliance

Formed in 2009, the USNAP Alliance is responsible for promotion, marketing, and testing and certification for the CEA-2045 Modular Communication Interface (MCI). The MCI allows a wide range of products (from simple on-off devices to distributed generation and storage resources) to communicate with other systems in the home, and with Utility Smart Grid systems. Rather than developing multiple product designs for specific communications architectures, incorporating an MCI into the design allows for hot-swappable modules to handle establishing and mediating communications between the product and other systems. Modules are available for a wide variety of network architectures, and more are in development.

Website: www.usnap.org

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