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Dialogue: California's DR Emerging Technologies Collaborative Uses Smart Speakers to Interact with Residential Customers
Thursday, August 25, 2022, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM EST
Category: PLMA Webcast

PLMA Load Management Leadership
Award Series
PLMA Load Management Dialogue

Join Us for:
California’s DR Emerging Technologies Collaborative Uses
Smart Speakers to Interact with Residential Customers

Moderated by PLMA Awards Co-Chair Kevin Knight of Baltimore Gas and Electric
Featuring: Jeff Barnes of San Diego Gas & Electric, Albert Chiu of Pacific Gas & Electric,
Mark Martinez of Southern California Edison, and Orly Hasidim of Universal Devices
Thursday, August 25, 2022 | 12:30 to 1:30 pm ET

In 2021, Southern California Edison (SCE), San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) and Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) completed a coordinated trio of projects, under the “Demand Response Emerging Technologies (DRET) Collaborative,” effectively demonstrating that smart speakers offer a highly promising channel for utilities to reach residential customers and facilitate beneficial changes in the way they use energy. 

The three utilities each used “smart speakers” as a voice-activated gateway to create an intuitive interface between the smart speakers, the utility, in-home connected smart appliances, and the customer. The voice-activated assistant created a pathway for two-way instantaneous verbal communication between the utility and the customer about energy usage, outages, and alerts. It also made it possible for customers to manage their own smart devices at home to maximize energy savings without having to individually control or program each end use. 

Join us and our utility guest speakers to learn more about this award-winning initiative.

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Meet Our Featured Speakers:

Kevin Knight

Kevin Knight
PLMA Awards Co-Chair,
Baltimore Gas and Electric
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Jeff Barnes

Jeff Barnes
Guest Speaker,
San Diego Gas & Electric

LinkedIn

Albert Chiu

Albert Chiu
Guest Speaker,
Pacific Gas & Electric 

LinkedIn

 

Mark Martinez

Mark Martinez
Guest Speaker
Southern California Edison
LinkedIn



 

Orly Hasidim

Orly Hasidim
Guest Speaker
Universal Devices
LinkedIn

 

 

 

 

Who Should Attend. Utility and regulatory staff as well as other energy industry organizations and vendors seeking thought leadership and insight into successful peer-selected DR/DER initiatives.

How Load Management Dialogues Work. When you register, you are welcome to submit a comment or question for our speaker(s). After brief introductions, our guest speaker(s) will each present their perspectives on the topic. Our moderator(s) will then host a Q&A discussion that includes audience participation. Following the Dialogue, you will receive a link to PLMA's Load Management Resource Center where you can see a session recording and a copy of the slides. If you are unable participate in person in the Dialogue, you can also listen to it on the PLMA Load Management Dialogues podcast, or view it on PLMA's Load Management Resource Center.