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HOT TOPIC Conversation: Connected Devices: Are Utilities Selling VALUE, or Just Equipment and Programs?
Tuesday, August 17, 2021, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM EST
Category: HOT TOPIC Conversations

PLMA Load Management Leadership HOT TOPIC Conversation
PLMA HOT TOPIC Conversation

Are Utilities Selling VALUE, or Just Equipment and Programs?
The Experts Weigh In!

DATE / TIME: Tuesday, August 17, 12:30 to 1:30 pm ET

Hosted by the Connected Devices Interest Group

Connected Devices

Are utilities missing great opportunities to connect with their residential and business customers because they short-change the value attributes of EE, DR, solar, EVs, and other connected devices and their associated energy programs?

E Source's Bill LeBlanc and ID Lab's Jason Turner will address this question in a lively discussion format. Jason brings a wealth of knowledge from both inside and outside the energy industry on how to shift marketing and consumer value propositions toward something customers actually care about. Bill brings his "Voice of Customer" insights as revealed by E Source ethnographic research and design thinking results, along with his Five Program Design Imperatives. We promise this will be a fun, insightful, Powerpoint-free, podcast-like discussion! 

Register for this HOT TOPIC
(PLMA Members Only Please)

Meet the Connected Devices Interest Group Co-Chairs:

Cindy Berry
Co-Chair
Cindy Berry
Austin Energy

Kari Binley
Co-Chair
Kari Binley
ecobee

J.T. Thompson
Co-Chair
J.T. Thompson
Enbala

Bill LeBlanc
PLMA Guest Speaker
Bill LeBlanc
E Source
LinkedIn

Jason Turner
PLMA Guest Speaker
Jason Turner
ID Lab Global
LinkedIn

About the Connected Devices Interest Group

This Interest Group seeks to examine the costs and benefits of all types of utility-sponsored programs that leverage connected devices to deliver demand response, energy efficiency, or other system benefits. Its mission is to focus on all connected devices beyond thermostats.

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How HOT TOPICS Work

HOT TOPICS are all about engaging PLMA member practitioners in conversations about important current issues affecting dynamic load management, including demand response, and distributed energy resources. Tune in for an online conversation and chat with the PLMA Interest Groups. Join us to participate, learn, or just listen. You’ll gather key insights and ideas from across the PLMA membership.


Contact: Judy Knight, [email protected], 404-771-1122