Cut Your Utility Bill: Demand Response and Load Management  

2 Hours
1:15 pm - 3:15 pm (EST)

Cleveland, OH

0.2 CEUs

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This workshop will provide information and best practices about cost saving opportunities
from demand response and site-based load management. These cost-saving strategies are largely underutilized by the federal government and can often save 10% or more on a site’s electricity bill.


Phil Coleman, Research Analyst/Program Mgr., Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory   

Phil has worked at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory since 1996. He is a technical advisor to the Federal Energy Management Program’s energy savings performance contracting (ESPC) program, focusing particularly on utility rates and measurement and verification of savings. Also in support of FEMP, Phil spearheads an effort to educate federal facilities on incentives for efficiency and renewable projects, demand response, utilities procurement, and “rate-responsive” building operation. Internationally, he has advised governments in Mexico, India, Chile, and Jordan on developing public sector energy conservation programs.

Phil routinely advises federal facilities on demand response and dynamic pricing strategies. He also collaborates with the government’s main utility procurement experts at GSA and DLA to promote and hone these approaches.

Jennifer Vukovic, Strategic Account Manager, NRG Curtailment Solutions, Hannon Armstrong   

Jennifer is an account manager with NRG Curtailment Solutions, a curtailment service provider, where she has worked for two years. She engages hands-on with facilities to assess and develop demand response opportunities, and specializes in working with federal government accounts. She has an MBA from Medaille College in Buffalo.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this workshop, attendees will:

  • Understand what demand response is in the broadest sense;
  • Realize the multitudes of ways in which demand response and load management can be conducted and;
  • Recognize the potential for demand response and load management at your own sites and know what research needs to be done to make a fully informed participation choice.
Federal Agencies and Facility Criteria: