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Online Meeting

AESP 31st Annual Conference 2021

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Get up to date on best practices in EE, DR and DER program implementation, evaluation, technology and marketing. Key topics have come to the forefront in 2020, so let’s also discuss Energy Equity, Electrification, Decarbonization and Diversity!

Jan 25, 2021

11:15 AM EST



January 25-28, 2021


 We learned, adapted and innovated in 2020. We realized just how resilient we can be in the face of unprecedented change. Now it’s time to apply what we learned and charge forward into 2021!

Get up to speed on best practices in EE program implementation, evaluation, technology and marketing. Key topics have come into the forefront in 2020, so let’s have the necessary conversations around Energy Equity, Electrification, Decarbonization and Diversity

But online doesn’t mean all serious learning and no fun! We’ve got loads of break activities so you can also come to virtually network and hang out with your industry peers and kick off the new year with new possibilities!  We are expecting close to 1000 attendees from all walks of the EE, DSM, DR and DER world.



Early bird registration closes 1/7/21


  • Controlled Environment Agriculture
  • Opportunities in Windows Technologies
  • Innovative Marketing and Communication Strategies
  • Grid Interactive Buildings
  • Beneficial Electrification Technologies
  • Improving EE in Cities
  • Gas EE – Collaborations, Decarbonization, DR
  • Energy Equity – Serving ALL customers & Low Income Programs
  • Low- to No-Touch Customer Engagement & EM&V
  • Electric Vehicles
  • EM&V shifting to meet Changes, Cost Effectiveness
  • Let’s talk Diversity – Women in Energy, Supplier Diversity, Diversity-driven Programs
  • Innovative Lighting Technologies
  • Demand Flexibility & “Smart” Rate Structures
  • Utilities supporting Small Business Recovery
  • DER Aggregation

Many sessions are designed to be interactive, so you have the opportunity to engage with other attendees and learn from each other.

To view the full AGENDA, CLICK HERE.


 Special Opening Panel Discussion

CEO Panel: How to Successfully Integrate Demand Flexible Resources Into Your Decarbonization Strategy


Jen Szaro, AESP

Mary E Kipp, Puget Sound Energy

Bryan Hannegan, Holy Cross Energy

Seth Frader-Thompson, EnergyHub

Join us for this interactive conversation with forward-thinking CEOs to learn how demand flexible resources can act as one key component within a utility’s broader decarbonization strategy. Siting, deploying, and managing distributed energy resources as a true virtual grid asset takes planning, successful customer engagement and the right software and hardware investments. Learn how several utilities are tapping into the value of flexible resource management.


Closing Keynote Speaker
Shawn Rhodes
Creating a Pivot Point for Energy Professionals: Lessons for Resilience in Times of Change

In the world of energy services, the best plans may not always work out as planned. To address the challenges of adapting to COVID and its effects on our companies and teams, TEDx speaker and nationally syndicated columnist Shawn Rhodes will share how the best teams and organizations pivot to leverage change when it occurs, built engaging cultures and ensured the experiences of senior leaders don't leave when they do.

  • Networking
  • Wellbeing activities
  • Virtual Happy Hour
  • Entertainment
  • Fun Games, Challenges and Prizes
  • Visit SUPPLIER CONNECT to find the solutions you need


Optional Training Course

Profitable Data and AI-driven DER Planning

In this course, participants will learn how to assess readiness for, prepare for, implement, and build an optimized DER portfolio at your utility company. This course will go through examples of how AI-driven programs are operated, how they’re planning for the future, and how your program can emulate them. Participants at various readiness levels are welcome. The class will go through the definitions of Data-Driven, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence as well as basics of using data to plan DER-based grid expansion.



Members: $349 or 2 Group Member Points
Non-Members: $499

Early Bird rates expire January 7, 2021. Rates increase after January 7.

AESP Group Members can pay for the conference and training with points.






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