Webinars


Customer Automation Technology (March 2011)
Smart appliances, communicating thermostats, plug-load controllers, in home displays (IHDs), and energy management system trends in customer automation. Overview of regulatory issues, utility customer perspectives and use cases compared security and privacy, interoperability and standards. NARUC webinar slides with notes and links to resources.

Demand Response (May 2011)
Demand response objectives, design transitions from DR1 to DR2 to smart grid, comparison of requirements and best practices, opt-in versus opt-out, control strategies, and overview of ZigBee SEP and OpenADR. NARUC webinar slides with notes and links to resources.

Smart Grid Privacy (June 2011)
Overview of the Smart Grid Privacy issues, information flows, gaps in regulatory framework, and a review of the California Public Utilities Commission Decision in Rulemaking 08-12-009. Presented by Dierdre Mulligan (Assistant Professor,UC Berkeley Center for Law and Technology) and Jennifer Urban (Assistant Professor, Sameulson Law, Technology & Public Policy Clinic). NARUC webinar slides with notes and links to resources.

Rate Design (March 2011)
Rate design for smart grid, relationship to prices, policy issues, compatibility with efficiency, demand response, electric vehicles, and renewables. Comparison and review of results between Peak Time Rebate and Critical Peak Pricing and discussion of implementation issues. NARUC webinar slides with notes and links to resources.

Smart Grid Implementation and Transition Planning (November 2011)
Examines and contrasts innovative opt-in and opt-out rate design and regulatory options for transitioning to smart grid dynamic rates. Presented by Severin Borenstein (Professor, UC Berkeley Haas School of Business) and Ron Binz, former Commission with the Colorado Public Utilities Commission. NARUC webinar slides with notes and links to resources.

Customer Data Access (March 2012)
In home displays (IHDs) defined and put into context of the entire information stream necessary to meet customer needs. Are IHDs necessary, a review of the research to-date, strengths and weaknesses and alternative implementation options? SMUD residential pilot results presented by Karen Herter. NARUC webinar slides with notes and links to resources.