London (PRWEB UK) 19 May 2013
Demand Response (DR) technologies allow utilities to talk to devices inside the customer premise. They include such things as load control devices, smart thermostats and home energy consoles. They are essential to allow customers to reduce or shift their power use during peak demand periods. Demand response solutions play a key role in several areas: pricing, emergency response, grid reliability, infrastructure planning and design, operations, and deferral.
Against this backdrop, SMi's 3rd annual European Demand Response and Dynamic Pricing conference will address the recent 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 DR innovation in Europe.
Speaker Panel 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 Aaron Jackson on +44 (0) 20 7827 61064 or email ajackson(at)smi-online(dot)co(dot)uk