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Next Webinar April 29, 2-3:30pm Eastern Time

Practical Protocols for Utility Pilot Projects

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Innovations in public utility products and services are possible sources of disruption in utility business models and in fast-changing relationships between consumers, prosumers, and third party providers. Utility pilot programs are proliferating, addressing both demonstrations of technical capabilities themselves, and proofs of concept for how new technologies might interface with updated rate designs, customer preferences and behavioral changes, utility system planning and operations, and more. This webinar explores the state of the art in pilot program design, management, monitoring, and evaluation, and explores Michigan’s current efforts to consider standards that could be applied to future pilot program proposals.  

Moderator: Hon. Tremaine Phillips, Commissioner, Michigan Public Service Commission
Peter Cappers, Research Scientist and Strategic Advisor to the Electricity Markets and Policy Group at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.  Peter is working with other LBNL staff on a report about best practices in pilot program design, management, monitoring, and evaluation. He will present the findings to date.
Joy Wang, Ph.D., of the Michigan PSC Staff, will present a summary of information gathered in a review of Michigan utility pilot programs instituted from 2008 to the present, and will report about the initial findings from the MI Power Grid stakeholder working group on new technologies and pilots.
Other presenter, TBD