Best practices for demand respond and demand-side management 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. Some of the challenges include: navigating the ever-changing federal and state regulatory policies; creating a positive business case for DR/DSM; and developing a program that can obtain regulatory approval.

West Monroe Partners will be discussing our observations on the best practices of utility demand response programs and tips for designing smart grid DSM programs. Join us on October 17th at 12:00pm CST for a one-hour information session that will cover the following topics:

  • 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

We will be taking an in-depth look at these topics and also discussing our recent whitepaper, "The Regulatory Construct for Demand Response and DSM Programs." Attendees will also receive a full version of the whitepaper following the presentation.