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Preliminary Agenda


image The session schedule for the 4th Demand Response & DER World Forum 2017 in Los Angeles is currently in development. Industry professionals who are interested in delivering a presentation on one of the subjects below -- or a related topic -- are encouraged to submit a speaking proposal by Friday, June 16, 2017.

Proposals to organize and chair a panel session with multiple speakers are also welcome. For guidelines on submitting a proposal, please review the Call for Speakers.

Serving the Emerging Prosumer
  • Customer-centric, proactive digital communications for energy management
  • Home energy management systems
  • Embracing the customer: facilitating the transition from ratepayer to key partner
  • DR for prosumers: including ever smaller units into DR
  • Using automated DR to manage customer TOU response
  • Leveraging smart meters and data analytics for customer engagement
Optimizing Performance, Markets and Offerings
  • Reliability of DR in the context of utility resource management
  • Smart thermostat and Bring Your Own Device programs
  • Refining the value proposition for auto-DR across the energy value chain
  • NY Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) and other grid modernization initiatives
  • Addressing challenges and hurdles for ADR market participation
  • Interoperability between different vendor products
  • DR related tariff design and billing
  • Standards evolution and state of adoption
  • Integrating operational systems for greater grid agility and flexibility
  • Treating DR as a regulated earnable asset using existing rules
New Markets, New Opportunities
  • Enabling DR and demand management for the residential and SME market
  • Trends and advances in third-party energy services
  • Connecting and accommodating smart buildings
  • International markets and business opportunities for DR and smart grid
  • Trends and impacts in load growth: Electric vehicles, indoor agriculture, etc.
  • The role of DR and DERs in the emerging Smart City
Meeting the Future: Technology Advances and Applications
  • Virtual power plants (VPPs) built on residential DERs
  • Intelligent, behind-the- meter (BTM) energy storage as a resource
  • Microgrids and DR / DER
  • Integrated demand side management
  • The role of DR and DER in mitigating climate change
  • Behavioral demand response
  • Advances in DR management systems, Software-as-a-Service
  • DR technology advances, case studies, best practices, and lessons learned to date