Wednesday, April 19, 2023

10:00am – 12:00pm
Pre-Forum Workshop (for Utility and Government Attendees Only)
Paul Reid, Azusa Light & Water and Kapil Kulkarni, California Public Utilities Commission

12:00pm – 1:00pm
Lunch Buffet

12:45pm – 1:00pm
First-timer Orientation and Welcome

1:00pm – 1:15pm
Welcoming Remarks
Mary Medeiros McEnroe, Silicon Valley Power

1:15pm – 2:15pm
Opening Keynote

2:15pm – 2:45pm
Networking Break and Energy Quiz
Quiz Emcee: Mark Gosvener, Efficiency Services Group

2:45pm – 4:10pm
Strategic/Policy View
Mark Rehley, NEEA and Mary Medeiros McEnroe, Silicon Valley Power

4:10pm – 4:15pm
Quick Break

4:15pm – 5:15pm
Meet the Exhibitors

5:15pm
Adjourn

5:15pm – 6:15pm
Reception

6:30pm
Dinner

8:00pm
Networking Event
Unwind at a casual gathering with hot beverages to reflect on the day's discussion and look ahead to tomorrow.

Thursday, April 20, 2023

7:30am – 8:30am
Breakfast Buffet

8:30am – 9:45am
Unintended Risks Associated with Climate Policies and How They Impact Utility Programs
Scott Mayfield, Evergreen Consulting Group and Mary Medeiros McEnroe, Silicon Valley Power

9:45am – 10:15am
Networking Break with Energy Quiz
Quiz Emcee: Mark Gosvener, Efficiency Services Group

10:15am – 11:00am
Utility Program Stand-up Challenge – Round 1
Join us for the craziest round of concurrent sessions ever! Imagine speed dating meets the lightning round of a TV game show! Visit up to 4 storyboards detailing utility-sponsored energy programs or research. Each storyboard presenter has up to 5 minutes (plus up to 7 minutes for Q&A) to share with you the program’s goals, successes and lessons learned. A bell rings, you choose another storyboard, and the 12-minute clock starts again.
Cheri Davis, SMUD and Kamryn Hutson, Redding Electric Utility

Using The Pool to Help Families Keep Kool – A Fun Twist on Demand Response
Amber Rockwell, City of Banning
City of Banning Electric Utility has been focusing on ways to bring our community together, encourage energy efficiency, and shed peak load. During the summer of 2022, BEU partnered with our local Parks and Recreation Department to sponsor free-swim sessions, and Friday-night movies in the pool. Our poster will discuss the theory behind these events, community feedback, lessons learned, and future plans for aquatic-related DR programs at our beautiful Repplier Park Aquatic Center.

Lessons and Insights from the PG&E Induction Cooktop Loaner Program
Richard Young, Food Service Technology Center
PG&E launched an Induction Cooktop Loaner Program (ICLP) for both residential and commercial customers early in 2022. This ICLP program has been very successful, and many lessons were learned during the program’s first year of operation. These logistical and operational lessons, as well as the insights from detailed customer pre- and post-surveys, were published in an Emerging Technologies report at the end of the first year. This poster session will share these lessons and insights and preview how the ICLP program might evolve over the coming years.

11:00am - 12: 00pm
Midpoint Keynote

12:00pm – 1:00pm
Lunch Buffet

1:00pm – 2:00pm
Utility Program Stand-up Challenge – Round 2
Join us for the craziest round of concurrent sessions ever! Imagine speed dating meets the lightning round of a TV game show! Visit up to 4 storyboards detailing utility-sponsored energy programs or research. Each storyboard presenter has up to 5 minutes (plus up to 7 minutes for Q&A) to share with you the program’s goals, successes and lessons learned. A bell rings, you choose another storyboard, and the 12-minute clock starts again.
Cheri Davis, SMUD and Kamryn Hutson, Redding Electric Utility

Prosperity Roseville – Supporting Your Small to Medium Businesses
Nicole Oase, Roseville Electric Utility
Prosper Roseville aligns Roseville Electric Utility’s mission as a utility in helping to improve the quality of life for our community and customers with a custom approach that supports our small to medium businesses. This custom approach also allows us to be adaptable to the different challenges that are impacting our business customers today and in the future. It aims to support our small to medium businesses with a suite of offerings that are people-focused and proactive, build trust, empower customers to make quality decisions, enhance inclusive collaboration, promote business retention and create building and transportation electrification opportunities. With many industries and utilities struggling to strategically communicate with their small to medium businesses, this poster aims to show why going back to the basics of account management is so important.

We're in This Together - DRET Collaborative Projects Focused on Residential Energy Storage
Mark Martinez, Southern California Edison and Julie Hayes, JHC LLC
The Demand Response Emerging Technologies (DRET) collaborative consists of three utility research programs in California that are investing more than $25 million over five years to accelerate innovative demand response technologies to meet California’s electric reliability and climate goals. The programs in the DRET collaborative are funded by the state’s three largest investor-owned utilities – Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E), Southern California Edison (SCE), and San Diego Gas & Electric Company (SDG&E).This poster will highlight the research methodology, testing approaches, and results from three DRET projects focused on residential battery storage:
   -- SCE’s Mosaic Gardens – how battery energy storage systems plus two solar arrays on a low income, multifamily property resulted in zero net energy;

   -- SCE’s Residential Energy Storage pilot - how single-family homes with solar and storage can achieve flexible pricing benefits; and

   -- PG&E’s Residential Battery as Virtual Power Plant – how aggregated residential energy storage systems supported the utility’s developing strategy for managing grid emergencies.

2:00pm – 3:30pm
Technology View
Katie Cort, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and Mark Martinez, Southern California Edison

3:30pm – 4:00pm
Networking Break and Energy Quiz
Quiz Emcee: Mark Gosvener, Efficiency Services Group

4:00pm – 5:15pm
Customer View
Amber Rockwell, City of Banning Electric Utility and Mary Medeiros McEnroe, Silicon Valley Power

  • From (Nikola) Tesla to Tesla; Our Journey to Electrifying our 1910 Home
    Cheri Davis and Ted Frink
  • Collaborating with School Districts for Sustainability Initiatives
    Gilbert Blue Feather Rosas, Modesto City Schools

    Cheri Davis and Ted Frink   Gilbert Rosas

5:15pm – 6:15pm
Reception

6:30pm
Dinner

8:00pm
Wine Tasting & Networking

Friday, April 21, 2023

7:30am – 8:30am
Breakfast Buffet

8:30am – 10:00am
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Utility Programs
Mary Medeiros McEnroe, Silicon Valley Power and Ron Horstman, Western Area Power Administration

  • Embracing DEI – Beyond Program Participation
    John Phelan, Fort Collins Utilities

    John Phelan

10:00am – 10:30am
Networking Break with Energy Quiz
Quiz Emcee: Mark Gosvener, Efficiency Services Group

10:30am – 12:00pm
Utility Programs Snapshot
Adrianne Rogers, City of Colton Electric Utility and Dan Kay, Wahkiakum PUD

12:00pm
Adjourn

12:00pm – 1:00pm
Lunch

Utility Energy Forum

Utility Energy Forum

Utility Energy Forum

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