According to a recent industry report, a little over 55% of U.S. households now have smart meters. This presents utilities with an opportunity to leverage the rich data these systems provide to better understand their customers and make data-driven decisions concerning optimal rate or program portfolio planning and implementation. Being able to update assessments at an ever more rapid pace will become increasingly important as consumption patterns and peak demands shift due to technology innovations and adoption (e.g., solar panels, electric vehicles).
However, at present most utilities are unsure where to begin.
Our Uses for Smart Meter Data webinar series will begin with Basic Customer Segmentation techniques on Thursday, November 15th from 1:30-2:00 pm (ET). We will explore how utilities can perform relatively simple analyses of their smart meter data to learn more about their customers, how they impact the grid, and which ones might be good candidates for certain rate or program offerings while others may need more dedicated and targeted education and outreach to increase their likelihood of success from participation. The webinar will end with a 10-minute Q&A. A link to the webinar recording and presentation slides can be found here.
Our Uses for Smart Meter Data webinar series will continue with Advanced Customer Segmentation techniques on Thursday, November 29th from 1:30-2:00 pm (ET). We will we identify more advanced analytical techniques that can be applied to further refine a utility’s understanding of its customers and assess who might be more viable candidates to participate in certain rate or program offerings. A 10-minute Q&A will be provided at the end. A link to the webinar recording and presentation slides can be found here.
Our Uses for Smart Meter Data webinar series will end with Applications for Existing Rates and Programs on Thursday, December 13th from 1:30-2:00 pm (ET). We will discuss how the more advanced analytical techniques described in the previous webinar in the series can be applied to existing rates or programs in order to gain a much richer understanding of which customers are doing what, and how to use that information to improve program design and implementation. The webinar will end with a 10-minute Q&A. A link to the webinar recording and presentation slides can be found here.
Featured speakers include:
- Peter Cappers, Research Scientist, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
- Dr. Annika Todd, Principal Scientific Engineering Associate, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
- Greg Leventis, Program Manager, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Register here for the first webinar on Basic Customer Segmentation techniques, here for the second webinar on Advanced Customer Segmentation techniques, and here for the third webinar on Applications for Existing Rates and Programs.
We appreciate the funding support of the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Transmission Planning and Technical Assistance in making this webinar possible.