A Regulatory Construct for Demand Response
Learn the best practices of utility demand response programs and tips for designing smart grid DSM programs
Date : October 17, 2012 Time : 12:00 PM CST
Demand Response and Demand-Side Management (DSM) Programs are continuing to be a main area of concern for utilities. While the need for DR and DSM programs has been generally accepted, the adoption of programs has varied significantly across geographies.
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This webinar discusses best practices of utility demand response programs and tips for designing smart grid DSM programs along with information on:
  • The key components for a solid demand response business case
  • Effective strategies for obtaining regulatory approval for demand response programs
  • Techniques for calculating “avoided costs” associated with DR
  • New trends in revenue decoupling mechanisms
  • The impact that advanced technologies for conservation voltage reduction (CVR) and volt/VAR optimization (VVO) are having on DR costs and benefits
  • The real world impact of FERC’s “negawatts” policy and FERC’s Order 745

Speaker:

Will McNamara – West Monroe Partners
505.206.7156

Will McNamara is a senior manager in West Monroe Partners’ Energy & Utilities practice, where he oversees delivery of regulatory support and key stakeholder relations services to the firm’s utility clients. He has more than 15 years of energy industry, policy-making, rate design, expert testimony, and lobbying experience.

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