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NW Demand Response Symposium – Seattle, Washington

September 28, 2016 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

NW Demand Response Symposium



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The Northwest Power and Conservation Council’s Seventh Power Plan found that demand response, which reduces peak demand, shifts loads, and can complement supply side resources, is the least-cost solution for providing new peaking capacity. The Council recommends that at least 600 megawatts should be developed to meet the region’s peaking and system adequacy needs. To help make this a reality Smart Grid Northwest is hosting the Demand Response Symposium, in collaboration with the Council, the Bonneville Power Administration, regional utilities, demand response providers, and other stakeholders. This symposium will also include the participation of the Pacific Northwest Demand Response Project, which since 2005 has been the primary forum for researchers, regulators, and utilities to share information, build best practices, and overcome barriers to demand response in the Northwest. The conference is targeted for leaders at regional utilities who want to learn more about developing and implementing demand response. We expect around 150 professionals to attend this event.



8:30 – 9:00    ::  Demand Response in the 7th Power Plan

9:00 – 9:45    ::  Drivers for Demand Response in the Region

9:45 – 10:00  ::  NETWORKING BREAK

10:00 - 11:00Getting Started with DR - DR DefinedOvercoming Barriers to DR in the Northwest
11:00 - 12:00Residential Demand Response :: Behind the Meter DR
Open Standards and Interoperability :: How to use Smart Grid Standards Successfully 
1:30 - 2:30
Commercial & Industrial Demand Response 
Energy Efficiency & Demand Response Nexus
2:30 - 3:30
Best Practices in Measurement + Verification :: Why You Need M&V and how to Implement It SuccessfullyBeyond Capacity: DR for Transmission and Non-Wires Solutions

3:30 – 3:45  ::  NETWORKING BREAK

3:45 – 4:45  ::  The Future of Demand Response – IDSM, AutoDR, IoT, Transactive Energy, and more…


Following Smart Grid Northwest’s annual meeting on September 27th (3-5 PM), we will be hosting a social for attendees of the symposium to meet our members and network (5-8 PM). Join us to discuss smart grid advances in the region, potential new projects and collaborations, and how best to help demand response solutions evolve. The social is an opportunity to meet others attending the demand response symposium taking place the next day and strategize on how to make the most of that event.


The OpenADR Alliance and Smart Grid Northwest are hosting an Automated DR workshop on the morning of September 27 at the Smart Buildings Center. Join us for a condensed class focusing on the OpenADR standard, lead by Jim Zuber, chief test architect at QualityLogic.


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September 28, 2016
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Event Category:


Smart Grid Northwest


Panoramic Room, Pacific Tower
1200 12th Avenue South
Seattle, 98144 United States
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