“Hey Alexa, when is a good time to run my air conditioner?” This is the future of demand response (DR) Mark Martinez, senior portfolio manager of emerging markets and technology at Southern California Edison (SCE), describes in episode two of PowerTalking.

Sharing this vision of the future with Mark are podcast host Bryan Jungers and Rachel Reiss Buckley, vice president of Enterprise Strategy and Product Development at E Source. Together, they deliver a brief history of DR, explain how data science is improving program participation, and describe some of the largest hurdles in the DR space today. Rachel and Mark’s combined decades of DR knowledge help to paint a complete picture of how the strategy works and where it’s headed in the future.

Interested in learning more about our DR work? Visit www.esource.com/demand-response.

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Future episodes will focus on:

  • Using data science for grid optimization
  • Dynamic pricing
  • Electrification and decarbonization
  • Electric vehicles, including consumer charging behavior, electric trucks, and growing consumer markets

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Contributing Authors

Director of Mobility, Customer Energy Solutions

Bryan Jungers conducts research on emerging, energy-efficient, and distributed energy resource technologies. His main areas of expertise lie in...