Learn the best practices of utility demand response programs and tips for designing smart grid DSM programs
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.
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.