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Demand Response & Ancillary Services

Date: 17th April 2013 - 19th April 2013 Location: San Diego - California - USA

Providing Ancillary Services With Demand Response

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. It can help provide ancillary services such as contingency reserves and regulation and load following.

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.

Demand response can act as an ancillary service that responds just as quickly as an ancillary power plant would, in under a second or within minutes, depending on the type of ancillary service required. These conditions afford practitioners an opportunity to tap into an additional payment stream for their participation ancillary services.

Organized electricity and ancillary services markets are supporting demand response resources for ancillary services, and the set of rules and requirements for participation are unique to each market. This conference will cover the opportunities that exist in the ancillary service markets and identify challenges to market participation for a demand response resource.

Ancillary Services: Pushing the Frontiers of Grid Reliability and Energy Management


17th April 2013
19th April 2013
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Chris Taylor – Content
0044 (0)20 3141 0602


Hotel Indigo San Diego Gaslamp Quarter
509 9th Street
San Diego, CA 92101 United States

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  • Implementation of competitive ancillary service markets to supply services and establish revenue streams.
  • Utilizing Demand Response to its full capability.
  • Exploring the key growth areas and services for the future of demand response.
  • Ancillary services beyond peak event load shedding.
  • Future trends and projected market growth for the Demand Response landscape.
  • New markets and monetization strategies for energy storage, demand response, and other grid services.
  • Status and Outlook for Regulatory Initiatives Affecting Ancillary Services Markets.
  • Understanding the challenges and opportunities with utilizing Demand Response as a resource in the ancillary service market.
  • Status and progress conformance and security activities.
  • Managing variable energy resources on the electric grid with ancillary service products.
  • Participation Criteria and Future ‘Pay-for-Performance’ Metrics in the Demand Response Market.
  • Curtailment strategies for ancillary services.
  • Outlook for energy storage participation in Ancillary Services markets.
  • Integrated Demand Management Strategies to Meet Grid Reliability Needs.
  • Mapping, optimizing, and supporting virtual power plants in a Demand Response program.
  • Beyond Demand Response: The emergence of demand-side management.
  • Track, measure, and verify performance, and the development and wide-spread deployment of enabling technologies including advanced metering and the associated communications infrastructure.
  • Current pilots involving residential, commercial and industrial sectors.

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.

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


AB Research

ABI Research, established in 1990, is a market intelligence company specializing in global technology markets. Our unique blend of quantitative forecasting and trend analysis helps us to quantify the important markets of today, define the strategic technologies of tomorrow, and provide insight on how technology is adopted into vertical markets.

Our clients rely on our services to uncover key market metrics and trends that are compiled through a combination of hundreds of comprehensive stakeholder interviews per year, technical intelligence from teardowns, years of collective market experience, vendor contributed data and end user research.

Website: www.abiresearch.com


Navigant Research

Navigant Research is a market research and consulting team that provides in-depth analysis of global clean technology markets. The team’s research methodology combines supply-side industry analysis, end-user primary research and demand assessment, and deep examination of technology trends to provide a comprehensive view of these industry sectors.

Website: www.navigantresearch.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


Smart Grid News

SmartGridNews.com is the sector’s oldest, largest and highest-ranked site. Visit for up-to-the-minute analysis of smart grid trendssmart grid technologies, and smart grid companies. Sign up for our free email newsletter or follow SGN on Twitter.

Website: smartgridnews.com


Zpryme Research & Consulting

Proudly based in Austin, Texas, Zpryme is a research-based advisory firm with services performed in two vital areas – business and consumer insights. With the forward-thinking direction of our associates we produce influential studies, reports, and advisory services that assist our clients in making strategic decisions.

By combining years of on the ground, relevant experience with superior quality custom research our practices such as Smart Grid, Consumer, China and Electric Vehicle Insights help clients maximize ROI. From BBC in the UK to China Confidential in Asia’s largest economy, major publishers reach out to Zpryme for the latest in business and consumer insights from around the globe.

Website: www.zpryme.com

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