Conservation Demand Management
The Advanced Energy Centre (the Centre), the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) and the Corporate Partners Committee (CPC) of the Smart Grid Forum hosted CDM Innovation for Success at the MaRS Discovery District on November 27, 2015. The event generated discussion on Conservation Demand Management (CDM) design and delivery with a diverse array of energy players- including LDCs, innovators, building managers, government and regulators- who continue to realize savings build the next generation of CDM in Ontario.
Featuring speakers from the IESO, LDC implementers and innovators, the conference provided insights into the Conservation First Framework and pilot application process, facilitating a greater understanding of how innovators and utilities might bring new technologies and innovative delivery strategies into the Ontario CDM market. Attendees heard about key insights on how the Conservation-First Framework is shaping LDCs, customers and channel partners and how CDM market players can promote new technologies and innovative market solutions. A key component of the event was interactive discussion around how the current CDM process might incentivize and integrate innovation faster. Attendees provided non-attributable insights into gaps and opportunities within the current Framework.
CDM Innovation for Success: Themes and Outcomes