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Grid 20/20: Focus on Energy Demand

June 3, 2014

Grid 20/20: Focus on Energy Demand

Overview

audience grid 2020Electricity sales in the United States are currently experiencing an unprecedented decrease in growth.  The deviation from historic demand growth has implications for everything from future power market outcomes to effectiveness of environmental policies.  This trend is drawing the attention of industry professionals and other interested stakeholders who want to understand the causes of slowed growth as well as the outlook for future growth.  Some experts point to the lingering effects of the most recent recession while others attribute declining demand to increases in energy efficiency mandates, stringent building and appliance standards, and other trends and emerging technologies such as distributed generation.  This event fosters collaborative discussion to better understand this changing environment and inform decision making going forward.

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Grid 20/20: Focus on Energy Demand

Key Topics

Grid 20/20: Focus on Energy Demand will use a series of panel discussions to elicit viewpoints on:

  • A History of Demand Growth
  • Impact on Energy Demand: Economic and Demographic Trends
  • Impact on Energy Demand: Programs and Technology
  • U.S. Energy Demand: What Can We Expect Going Forward? 

Event Materials

Post-Meeting Materials
Date
Grid 2020 Demand Polling ResultsPDF
6.5.2014
Welcome – Lindsey Puchyr, PJM
Executive Remarks – Stu Bresler, PJM
History of Energy Demand Growth
  • Moderator: Hisham Choueiki, Public Utilities Commission of Ohio
  • Eric Fox, Itron
  • Jim Turnure, Energy Information Administration
  • Chad Burnett, American Electric Power
Impact on Energy Demand: Economic and Demographic Trends
  • Moderator: Paul Sotkiewicz, PJM 
  • David Hsu, University of Pennsylvania
  • Paul Flora, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia
Impact on Energy Demand: Programs and Technology
  • Moderator: Anjali Sheffrin, Tulane University
  • Jay Sparling, Honeywell
  • Crissy Godfrey, Maryland Public Service Commission
  • Steve Nadel, American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy
U.S. Energy Demand: What Can We Expect Going Forward?
  • Moderator: Scott Self, Tennessee Valley Authority
  • Ahmad Faruqui, The Brattle Group
  • Richard Caperton, Opower
  • Larry Makovich, IHS CERA
Concluding Remarks - Michael Worms, BMO Capital Markets