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Demand response in California: Was 2022 a repeat of 2020 or an improvement?

February 06, 2023

California's heat wave and subsequent grid strain in the summer of 2022 proved the value of demand response while magnifying how untapped the resource is today. A statewide conservation text alert, and a social plea from the governor, resulted in immediate, and crucial, reduction in load, preventing certain rolling blackouts. California implemented changes to DR after the 2020 heat waves, but did those changes have an impact? This panel will bring utilities, regulators, and developers together to, first, identify what's wrong with demand response in California, and what can be done to realize this vast opportunity.

Chairperson
PJ Vigilante, Senior Asset Management Associate - EDPR NA Distributed Generation
Moderator
Kerinia Cusick, Co-Founder - Center for Renewables Integration
Natasha Keefer, Vice President, Origination and Wholesale Energy Development - Prologis
Speakers
Aloke Gupta, Supervisor, Demand Response | Energy Division - California Public Utilities Commission
Chetna Smith, Senior Manager, Demand Response Program Management - Southern California Edison
Jared Satrom, Energy Markets Manager - Voltus
Jill Powers, Sector Manager, Demand Response and Distribution Energy Resources - CAISO
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