Association of Energy Services Professionals
Jamie Barber is Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Manager at the Georgia Public Service Commission.
Tom Hines is a consultant for Arizona Public Service.
Lon Huber is Vice President, Rate Design and Strategic Solutions at Duke Energy.
William Ellis is Manager of Demand Side Management at Pepco.
Sharon Mullen is a Senior Consultant at Guidehouse and also serves as Chair for the Pricing and Demand Response Topic Committee for AESP and on the AESP/PLMA partnership team to promote iDSM.
It was session 3A at the thirtieth anniversary national conference of the Association of Energy Services Professionals, AESP for short. The conference was a huge gathering in Anaheim, when you could still hold huge gatherings before the virus went viral. Sigh. Anyway, there in grand ballroom salon E was the panel discussion entitled "industry perspectives in iDSM," jam-packed, probably because of the prestigious panelists on stage.
Are you up-to-speed on this topic, iDSM, as in integrated demand side management? More important than ever before, the concept brings together energy efficiency and demand response. Which explains why the Peak Load Management Alliance teamed with AESP to put together the session.
But what the session showed, and what the following roundtable discussion Public Utilities Fortnightly moderated with the panel subsequently showed, is that iDSM is far broader than energy efficiency and demand response. It cuts across the silos of electric and natural gas, across grid-scale and distributed generation, and across energy and transportation. It's a big deal and to hear how big it really is, listen in to these experts from APS, Con Ed, Duke Energy, Exelon, and the Georgia PSC, their dialogue faithfully transcribed below.
PUF's Steve Mitnick: You were on this extraordinary panel at the AESP thirtieth Annual Conference. What were some of the main points you wanted to make?