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EnerNOC Utility Users’ Group 2012

The EnerNOC Utility Users’ Group is an annual two-day event which provides our utility partners the opportunity to interact with their peers, share best practices on demand response program implementation, and have an open dialogue with the EnerNOC team. The 2012 event is scheduled for September 24-26 in San Francisco.

The agenda for the 2012 Utility Users’ Group will be finalized shortly, but in the meantime, here’s a sneak peek at some of the topics we’re working to include in the agenda. 

EnerNOC's Industry Update
Since last year's Users' Group, the demand response industry has continued to evolve. In this session, we'll provide a quick look back at major developments over the past year, including the impact of emerging trends in the DR industry, such as OpenADR and the use DR for ancillary services, especially to integrate variable renewables.

Utility Snapshots
We want to hear from you! While no two utility DR programs are identical, many of EnerNOC's utility partners are having similar experiences, asking similar questions, and dealing with some of the same challenges. In these utility snapshot sessions, we'll ask some of our utility clients to present on topics that we believe will be of interest to the wider group. Each session will feature a 10-15 minute presentation on a targeted subject, followed by 15-20 minutes of open discussion and Q&A.

Voice of the Customer
A panel of commercial & industrial DR customers will participate in a Q&A session about what it's like to be on the receiving end of a DR dispatch. These panelists will discuss how they participate in demand response, what they like or would change about their DR programs, etc. Come prepared with questions – nothing is off limits!

iDSM: Can 2 + 2 = 5?
Combining DR and energy efficiency through Integrated Demand Side Management (iDSM) sounds great in theory, but does it work in practice? In this session we'll hear about some examples of utilities that are testing the iDSM concept. What are the early successes and recent developments? Is this the way the industry is heading? Is iDSM proving to be a cost-effective solution?

Other Potential Topics
We've got a lot of other ideas in mind for the Users' Group agenda, including:

  • The latest tools and resources for EnerNOC's DR utility customers – including the new utility dispatch and event monitoring portal
  • An update on new emissions regulations for the use of back-up generators in DR programs
  • Implications of the new "Green Button" initiative
  • DR and the Smart Grid – what's been learned so far?
  • The latest results from the National Action Plan on Demand Response working groups

If you're an EnerNOC utility DR client, we welcome you to suggest other topics of interest for the Users' Group – just send a note to Ann Tracy at atracy@devcodeserver.com/. We look forward to seeing you in September in San Francisco!