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Dialogue: PLMA Award Winner: Consumers - Uplight - Google
Thursday, July 15, 2021, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM EDT
Category: PLMA Webcast

PLMA Load Management Leadership 18th PLMA Award Winners:
Summer 2021 Webinar Series
PLMA Load Management Dialogue


Load Management Dialogue | Consumers - Uplight - Google

Consumers Energy Customers Shift Energy Usage During COVID-19
Moderated by Mike Smith, National Grid
Featuring: Shannon Morrow, Consumers Energy; Emilie Tullis, Uplight; and Justin Cofield, Nest
Thursday, July 15, 2021 | 12:30 to 1:30 pm ET

In 2020, Consumers Energy launched an ambitious Clean Energy Plan to eliminate coal and achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2040. This plan focuses on increasing flexibility to the grid and as part of this effort, Consumers Energy developed and delivered a program in the spring of 2020 to give away Google Nest thermostats to Michigan households during the COVID-19 pandemic to help them save energy and money.

Electric customers who received smart thermostats were also pre-enrolled in the Smart Thermostat Program, which shifts energy usage to off-peak hours — while also keeping households comfortable – on a few days each year. Consumers Energy placed more than 50,000 Google Nest thermostats in homes and enrolled 91.6% of eligible customers in the Smart Thermostat Program. Launched in only six weeks, Consumers Energy went above and beyond to help their customers during a pandemic lower their energy bills in a no-cost manner while also furthering its goals of a more flexible grid.

The program also served as an important starting point for its winter demand response program focused on natural gas customers -- both residential and businesses -- which launched in the fall of 2020.

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Meet Our Featured Speakers:

Mike Smith

Mike Smith
Awards Co-Chair, 
National Grid
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Shannon Morrow

Shannon Morrow
Consumers Energy

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Emilie Tullis

Emilie Tullis

Uplight
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Justin Cofield

Justin Cofield
Google Nest
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Who Should Attend. Utility and regulatory staff as well as other energy industry trade allies and organizations seeking thought leadership and insight on dynamic load management, including demand response and distributed energy resources.

How Dialogue Works. When you register, you may submit a comment or question in advance. After brief introductions, the featured speakers will have an informal 30-minute conversation. You're welcome to use a speaker phone so an unlimited number of people may participate. After the Dialogue, you will receive a recording web link. Unable to participate on this day and time? Register anyway and you will automatically receive the recording link.