Managing Your Load for Money and Energy Security: Demand Response and Time-Variable Pricing  

Education Type: 
Live On-Site
2 hours
10:15 AM - 12:15 PM (ET)

Cincinnati, OH

0.3 CEU
Sponsored by: 

DOE Federal Energy Management Program - FEMP

This workshop provides attendees insight into finding the right demand response (DR) programs and time variable pricing offerings to turn federal facilities' demand flexibility capabilities into dollars and enhanced energy security - for both their sites and the grid. Both utility and independent system operators/regional transmission organizations (ISO/RTO) offerings will be covered. The workshop explains ways in which federal sites have been able to obtain - and retain for their own use - these savings, including federal-specific procurement mechanisms. It makes the argument that this largely "unturned stone" of federal cost savings is almost always available, in one form or another, to any federal facility with a peak load of roughly 500 kW or more and often to those with peak loads below that.


Phil Coleman, MS, CEM, CMVP, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory  

Phil Coleman has worked at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) since 1996. He is a technical advisor to the Federal Energy Management Program's (FEMP) ESPC program, focusing particularly on utility rates and measurement and verification of savings. Phil also spearheads an initiative to educate federal facilities on efficiency and renewable project incentives, 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 received his bachelor's degree from Earlham College (1986) and his master of science in energy management and policy from the University of Pennsylvania (1994). He also holds the Association of Energy Engineers' Certified Energy Manager (CEM) and Certified Measurement and Verification Professional (CMVP) designations.

Larry Fratis, Division Chief, Electricity, Renewables, and Consulting Services - Installation Energy, Defense Logistics Agency – Energy (DLA-Energy)  

Larry has worked for DLA's competitive retail electricity program for over 20 years. He launched the DLA-Energy demand response program in 2008 to facilitate U.S. Department of Defense and other federal customers' participation in demand response programs. In addition, in his role as a contracting officer, he procures renewable energy certificates on behalf of the U.S. Air Force and other federal customers throughout the United States. Larry received his undergraduate degree from Pennsylvania State University and also holds a masters in management from Florida Institute of Technology.

Peter Dotson-Westphalen, Sr. Director, Market Development & Regulatory Affairs, CPower Energy Management  

Peter has 15 years experience in the energy industry, primarily focused on demand response (DR), beginning at Constellation Energy and most recently with CPower Energy Management, one of the nation's leading providers of DR, distributed energy resources (DER), and energy management services. In his role as senior director of market development, he has advocated for DR/DER interests in ISO/RTO stakeholder groups and with state and federal regulatory bodies, as well as managed wholesale and retail DR portfolios across the CAISO, ERCOT, MISO, and NYISO markets. He currently chairs NYISO's Price Responsive Load Working Group and Advanced Energy Management Alliance's New York/New England committee. Mr. Dotson-Westphalen holds a BA in environmental studies from the University of Vermont and is a Certified Energy Manager (CEM).

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this workshop, attendees will be able to:

  • Recognize what DR is, in its broadest sense, including not only participation in conventional DR programs from utilities and ISO/RTOs, but also load management toward lowering conventional demand (and sometimes ISO/RTO capacity) charges;
  • Recognize the potential for DR and/or load management at their own sites, at least generally, and know what research needs to be done to make a fully informed participation choice;
  • Identify the various means by which federal facilities can sign up for DR programs and then accept and retain the proceeds for their own sites; and
  • Identify the multitudes of ways in which DR and load management can be conducted, such as curtailing HVAC via BASs, shutting down elevator banks, dimming lights, etc.
Federal Agencies and Facility Criteria: