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December 13, 2010
Brattle Principal Ahmad Faruqui to Participate at FRA’s Customer Engagement in a Smart Grid World Conference

Brattle principal Ahmad Faruqui will present at Financial Research Associates, LLC’s (FRA) upcoming Customer Engagement in a Smart Grid World Conference, taking place in San Francisco on December 13-14, 2010. This two-day conference will bring together demand response program design and customer outreach in a collaborative format, and focus on the next steps in successful implementation of demand response programs. Dr. Faruqui will act as chairperson for the second day of the conference and moderate a panel discussion on “Engaging commissioners in demand response – What does it take to get approval?” This panel will discuss the issues and concerns that dominate regulatory thinking about the smart grid, including topics such as cost-benefit analysis, sharing of risks between consumers and utilities, and the impact on low income customers and senior citizens.