International OpenADR Symposium, San Francisco, Calif.

Co-hosted by:
Southern California Edison

This event has ended.  View the presentations HERE.

Standardized, open, and cyber secure communications are critical to effectively scaling the electric grid of the future. The OpenADR protocol meets the challenge, supporting communications to all demand-side resources to “inform and motivate” customer assets and manage changes in load shape and energy and power characteristics of their distributed energy resources (DER). This Symposium will focus is on the application of open, highly secure, and two-way information exchange for dynamic pricing and reliability signals between utility, aggregator and DERs with the OpenADR profile specification.

Discover how energy service providers and customers in the United States and around the world standardize demand response (DR) and DER communications, automate DR/DER processes, simplify customer energy management and address cyber security. Join utility DR/DER program managers and solution providers as they share key challenges and lessons learned about communications and interoperability in DR/DER programs.

Who Should Attend
This event is open to all industry professionals with preference given to OpenADR members. The agenda is designed to help those responsible for DR/DER program development or management to gain a better understanding of how the OpenADR standard is being applied in the electricity market and other distribution system reliability activities. The target audience is program staff from electric utilities, community/ aggregators, and other energy service providers, as well as policy makers and regulators, researchers and control suppliers who share a common interest in standardized, automated demand response technology. See below for a list of Who's Coming!

Sponsor Opportunities
Sponsor opportunities start at $2,000 and may include: logo with description in program materials; registrant list; table displays, hosting hospitality functions, and multiple attendee registrations. Our staff would welcome the opportunity to have a screen-share web conversation with you to offer an orientation tour of the sponsor benefit options and guide you toward the benefits that would be best to meet your unique needs. To learn more, contact [email protected]

Look Who Came!

The following are the position titles and organizations of the more than 65 individuals who registered to attend the Symposium in San Francisco. 
Updated June 13, 2019.

Title Organization
Product Manager AutoGrid
Electrical Engineer California Energy Commission
Engineer California Energy Commission
Energy Division California Public Utility Commission
VP of Energy Solutions ChargePoint
Faculty Chung Yuan Christian University
DR / DERs Product & Operations Manager CLEAResult
Product Manager, Demand Response Eaton
Co-Founder E-Gear
Sr. Technical Executive Electric Power Research Institute
Technical Executive Electric Power Research Institute
Smart Grid Systems Engineer Electric Power Research Institute
Engineer II Electric Power Research Institute
Senior Project Manager Energy Solutions
Program Manager EnergyHub
Senior Product Leader EV Connect
Program Manager Ford Motor Co - Electrification
Researcher Gifu University
Program Engineer Hawaiian Electric
Account Manager Honeywell
Managing Executive Officer Internet Initiative Japan
Chief Engineer Manager IPKeys Technologies
Sr. Product Manager- Distributed Intelligence Agent Itron
CEO Kitu Systems
Visiting researcher Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Energy/Environmental Policy Research Scientist Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Program Manager Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Senior Research Associate Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Senior Scientific Engineering Associate Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Principal Systems Architect Lennox International
Director LO3 Energy
Systems Engineer Lockheed Martin
Staff Systems Engineer Lockheed Martin
Associate Product Manager Mitsubishi Electric Trane HVAC US
Senior Scientist - Building Decarbonization Natural Resources Defense Council
Associate Director Navigant
Owner Nebland Software
Director of Access and Distributed Resources New Hampshire Electric Cooperative
Software Architect Noodoe Corporation
CEO Olivine
Technical Director OpenADR
IOT & Business Development OpenADR Alliance
Coordinator OpenADR Alliance
Managing Consultant Opinion Dynamics
Program Manager, Expert Pacific Gas & Electric Company
Expert Product Manager, Demand Response Policy and Pilots Pacific Gas & Electric Company
Expert Product Manager Pacific Gas & Electric Company
Program Manager Pacific Gas & Electric Company
Program Manager of Energy Initiatives Pentair
Product Manager Phoenix Energy Technologies
Manager, Distribution Resource Planning Portland General Electric
CTO Quality Logic
General Manager, Smart Grid, Director QualityLogic
Project Manager Sacramento Municipal Utility District
Engineer Shell
Director, Business Development and Policy Shifted Energy
CEO Skycentrics
Senior Project Manager, Product Management Southern California Edison
SENIOR MANAGER, EM&T Southern California Edison
Product Manager Sunrun
Property Management Business Partner Target
Lead Program Manager - Demand Side Energy Target
Electrical Project Engineer The Mobility House
Head of Technical TrickleStar
CEO Universal Devices
Managing Director, North America ViriCiti