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7th Annual Demand Response & Distributed Energy Resources Forum (online)

7th Annual Demand Response & Distributed Energy Resources Forum (online)


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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 100% online 7th Annual Demand Response & Distributed Energy Resources Virtual Forum, October 12-14, 2020, 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

imageDue 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 convered 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

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