Doug Karpa, Policy Director for the Clean Coalition, presented “A critical component of Community Microgrid power plants in a clean energy future” at the Next Generation Demand Response Conference, which took place on February 7-8, 2018 in San Diego, CA.
Slides from Mr. Karpa’s presentation can be viewed or downloaded here.
The global electricity sector is in the early stages of its most dramatic transformation in over a century. The rapid expansion of distributed energy, combined with the newfound availability of data and analytics for utilities, will reshape how the world generates, distributes, and consumes power. Demand Response is a consumer’s ability to reduce electricity consumption at their location when wholesale prices are high or the reliability of the electric grid is threatened. In this sense, changing markets present opportunities for the prepared, and peril for the rest.
The Next Generation Demand Response Conference united industry experts, regulators, and technology providers to share cutting-edge ideas and examine market trends, to focus on how utilities can get the full benefit of Demand Response and Energy Efficiency programs, and to offer best practices for design and implementation of these programs.