May 16, 2024
In-Person, Westin Bayview, San Diego, CA
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The Spring Symposium, typically held in the early Spring, is the Council’s one-day professional education conference, focused on practical approaches that can be taken to more effectively deploy efficiency and demand management resources needed to combat climate change. Our guest speakers oftentimes inspire and inform us about the tools and tactics that hopefully lead to positive impacts for our future.
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Wrap-Up of the 2023 Spring Symposium: Pathways to a Clean Energy Grid
The Council’s Spring Symposium was held in late May. California has set ambitious targets for decarbonized power supply, reliable delivery, affordable energy, system resilience, beneficial electrification, and consumer engagement. As cleaner, smarter, and more efficient technologies become cheaper and more broadly available, opportunities and interest from consumers and third parties to interact with the grid grows. The grid must evolve as technology and market capabilities change to improve and facilitate interactions between the grid, load-serving entities, consumers, and third parties – realizing and maximizing resilience and economic co-benefits.
The Council’s annual Spring Symposium brings together a broad cross-section of clean energy experts, industry and energy agency leaders and staff, Council Members, and other stakeholders to identify pathways and discuss practical solutions to deploy efficiency and demand management resources more effectively.
Speakers and panelists discussed critical issues impacting the future of EE, DR, and DERs. Topics include Vehicle-to-Everything (V2X) Pilot Updates, Emerging Grid-Edge Technologies, Energy Data Usage to advance Demand Flexibility, Energy Equity, and other key issues. Multiple breaks throughout the day ensure plenty of time for networking.
By the end of the day, attendees walked away with new contacts and answers to: What’s New? What’s Working? What’s Not? And, How We Can Succeed!
Last Year’s Agenda and Speakers:
Keynote Address 2
CalFUSE Demand Flexibility
Lessons Learned: A Case Study of Denmark’s experience deploying solutions to support consumer meter data, information sharing, connectivity, and price-responsiveness
Grid Modernization Index Readiness Framework: A tool for states and utilities to evaluate grid modernization progress
Data Access in the Context of Grid Modernization
Income-Graduated Fixed Charge (IGFC) Tariffs: A panel of experts share their views on the implementation challenges associated with the IGFC requirements through the lens of demand-side resource impacts and good rate design principles: understandability, public acceptability, freedom from controversy, fairness, stability, and feasibility of the application.
CEDMC Board Chair Closing Remarks