London (PRWEB UK) 31 May 2013
Now that commercial building operations have become more sophisticated with automation technologies and building management systems, owners are looking for more ways to use their new tools and devices to take efficiency to higher levels. A new report from Navigant Research says their interest in DR also is growing, enough so that it has been predicted that the number of commercial buildings with DR programs will grow globally from less than 600,000 in 2012 to over 1.4 million locations by 2018.
The report, Demand Response for Commercial Buildings, also notes that the growing use of automated DR (ADR) and open standards-based communications capabilities is providing utilities, grid operators and curtailment service providers with the opportunity to present DR to a "much broader end user market," and to do it with more sophisticated DR programs like dynamic pricing and ancillary services.
Against this backdrop, SMi’s 2nd annual European Demand Response and Dynamic Pricing conference will take an in-depth look into the latest DR initiatives such as the Ofgem-funded Low Carbon Network projects and others, 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.
Expert 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
- Marianne Hedin, Senior Research Analyst, Navigant Research
For more information, visit http://www.smi-online.co.uk/2013demand-response35.asp
Alternatively, contact Aaron Jackson on tel: +44 (0) 20 7827 6064 or email ajackson(at)smi-online(dot)co(dot)uk