This webcast features perspectives from operational technology (OT), information technology (IT) as well as the general industry outlook, to provide attendees insight into the challenges utilities are facing today as well as a holistic view into smart grid strategies to more...
Grid threats increase daily - from foreign foes, terrorists, criminals and hackers. Utilities are tasked with guarding against a rising tide of potentially disruptive intrusions into their power grid and electronic networks. What will it take to keep the power more...
Monday Jun 24, 2013
- Tuesday Jun 25, 2013 -
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - USA
Data Informed´s Marketing Analytics and Customer Engagement provides marketing, sales, and customer support managers with the information they need to create an effective data-driven customer strategy. more...
Mr. Backer has worked in energy management since 1985; with Cannon Technologies since 1991 as Marketing Director. He has contributed to articles in Hart Energy Markets, Rural Electrification, and presented topics for: IEEE-PES, TechAdvantage, Rocky Mountain Electric League, WAPA, the Utility Forum, Smart Home Conference (NRECA), and numerous regional and statewide association conferences.
Technology and communication constraints forced early direct load management systems to be very limited in their number of program options. As a result, mass market direct control programs are not generally considered “price responsive”.
Distribution utilities today are looking for ways to improve the bottom line of energy delivery. Common strategies include asset deferment, additional communications and monitoring technology, better planning and analysis.
One often overlooked strategy incorporates demand response to improve voltage (increase sales), improve reliability (avoid lost sales), defer capital improvements (conserve capital), manage supply/demand (avoid higher wholesale product costs), stabilize or reduce rates (retain customers), offer additional rate choices (retain customers), and offer value-added services (new revenue from core competency area).