Dick Martin, NRTC’s director, Demand Management Solutions, was the keynote speaker yesterday at the Rural Smart Grid Summit (RSGS) in the Tampa, FL, area. During the presentation, Martin provided a roundup of demand management technologies from a rural utility perspective. NRTC was the premier sponsor of the event.
RSGS is an invitation-only conference that brings in a blend of utility representatives, including many NRTC members, and smart grid systems vendors to discuss the progress of electric utility technologies and practical deployment ideas. NRTC vendor partners including SoCore and Silver Springs Networks also gave presentations during the conference along with NRTC’s Pulse Broadband subsidiary.
NRTC has been especially active in developing demand management solutions in the past year by working with vendors leading the way in energy-saving smart home technologies, starting with Nest Laboratories and its learning thermostats and most recently with Aquanta smart water heater systems. Dick Martin appears here in the center (white shirt) at NRTC’s RSGS booth, which also featured information on demand management systems.
(Thanks to NRTC RBM Rodney Pugh for forwarding the photo.)
Update, Nov. 15: SoCore Energy, NRTC’s solar energy and energy storage partner, also had a considerable presence at RSGS earlier this week. Here the SoCore crew at the conference poses in front of the company’s booth, including SoCore President Rod Scheuermann; Laura Caspari, Director of Development; Bill Francis, financial analyst, and Eric Luesebrink, Senior VP, Development. Caspari is making the short trip from Tampa up to Jekyll Island where she is on the agenda to speak on Thursday, Nov. 16, about solar and storage technology at TechConnect 2017.