(PRWEB UK) 7 April 2013
Demand Response in the US has now grown to a point where it can potentially meet about 9.2% of peak demand nationwide. That is an increase of 22% from as recently as 2010, according to the annual demand response survey conducted by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). In the coming years, with the overall electricity grid becoming ‘smarter,’ a number of demand response programmes can be integrated, which will further assist in realising the full potential for peak reductions.
Against this backdrop, SMi’s 2nd annual European Demand Response and Dynamic Pricing conference will take an in-depth look at how European Utilities are aiming replicate these results through the Ofgem-funded Low Carbon Network projects and other DR initiatives, such as those taking place in France. Furthermore, the latest research developments on heat storage and the new OpenADR Communications protocol to improve interoperability will be explored with case studies provided by senior industry figures from companies at the forefront of Demand Response innovation in Europe.
Key Speakers include:
Adam Cooper, Associate Partner - Sustainable Energy Policy, Ofgem
Craig Dyke, Strategy Development Manager, National Grid
Chris Harris, Head of Retail Regulation, RWE Npower
Bernard Delpech, Executive Vice President R&D, EDF
Simon Brooke, Low Carbon Projects Manager, Electricity North West
Sanna Atherton, Innovation and Low Carbon Networks Engineer, Western Power Distribution
Jim Cardwell, Head of Regulation & Strategy, Northern Powergrid
Barry Haaser, Managing Director, OpenADR Alliance
For more information, visit http://www.smi-online.co.uk/2013demand-response35.asp
Alternatively, contact Andrew Gibbons on +44 (0) 20 7827 6156 or email agibbons(at)smi-online(dot)co(dot)uk