Program Management

Your Go-To Demand Flexibility Program Management Resources

Utility demand flexibility program managers can rest easy! Virtual Peaker has a team of experts with years of experience creating, launching, maintaining, and growing DR programs. Bookmark this page for access to best practices, tips, and tricks for DR program management.

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3 Use Cases For Flexible Dispatching of Distributed Energy Resources (DERs)

Distributed energy resources (DERs) like solar, battery storage, and smart home devices like thermostats and water heaters have dominated conversations […]

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Syd Bishop
Senior Content Specialist
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Why Your Distributed Energy Resource Management System (DERMS) Supports Multiple Utility Teams

Distributed energy resources (DERs) like solar, battery storage, EV & EV charging technologies, and smart home devices like thermostats and […]

VP of Marketing, Amber Mullaney
Amber Mullaney
VP of Marketing
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How to Segment & Control Distributed Energy Resources (DERs) Within Demand Flexibility Programs

Global electrification efforts have led to significant market growth, with analysts anticipating growth from $80.8b in 2023 to 170.4b by […]

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Ana Bogdanova
Senior Product Manager
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Navigating the Duck Curve: A Deep Dive into Utilities’ New Challenge

Each day, utility operators get their ducks in a row by studying the ebb and flow of electricity to ensure […]

Kyle Safranek
Kyle Safranek
Senior Product Marketing Manager
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Adding New Device Types to Your Demand Flexibility Program(s)

From EV managed charging to battery programs and beyond, there are many possible demand flexibility strategies to employ. These exact […]

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Ana Bogdanova
Senior Product Manager

Webinar Replay: Winter Peak Demand Response Strategies

Watch this webinar replay and hear from DER experts as they outline strategies and tips for alleviating stress on the grid during winter peak demand.

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How To Write A Demand Flexibility Program Manager Resume

According to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics (BLS), there are approximately 377,920 people employed by the Electric Power Generation, […]

Erin Poole
Erin Poole
Client Accounts Manager
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Measuring Success: Key Marketing Metrics for Monitoring Demand Response Program Effectiveness

In the ever-evolving landscape of energy consumption and sustainability, with shifts driven by regulator pressure, DER adoption, and infrastructure needs, […]

Kyle Safranek
Kyle Safranek
Senior Product Marketing Manager
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How To Measure the Success of Your Demand Flexibility Program

Demand flexibility is more than a peak-shaving strategy, but is an existential necessity to meet the evolving needs of a […]

Kyle Safranek
Kyle Safranek
Senior Product Marketing Manager
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Understanding Customer Motivations Impacts Enrollment & Participation in Demand Response Programs

Electric utilities are facing unprecedented challenges to meet an evolving public demand. Investments in the distributed generation market indicate an […]

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Alexandra Abbruscato

5 Steps for Engaging Homeowners in Demand Response Programs

Engage customers to enroll and participate in your demand response programs with these five proven steps.

Tips For Choosing an EV Managed Charging Solution

As a demand flexibility initiative, EV managed charging shifts EV charging times during periods of peak demand. Prioritize this checklist of features when evaluating your potential solutions.

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Your Utility Program Software Vendor RFP Checklist

Although involved, the request for proposal (RFP) process is an excellent starting point to determine the best fit for your […]

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Ben Brosnan
Director of Sales Engineering
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How To Boost Enrollment in Your Demand Response Programs

Launching a demand response program is only half the battle. Planning, executing, and measuring results is its own endeavor. The […]

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Stacia Secreriat
Sr. Digital Marketing Specialist

Demand Response Program Landing Page Best Practices

These best practices will help you design an effective landing page to enroll customers in your demand response programs, leading to increased program enrollment.

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How to Evaluate Which Distributed Energy Resource Management System (DERMS) Vendor is Right For You

Distributed energy generation is expected to hit a value of $580.8b by 2027, which reflects the broader adoptions of distributed […]

VP of Marketing, Amber Mullaney
Amber Mullaney
VP of Marketing

Demand Response Program Landing Page Best Practices

These best practices will help you design an effective landing page to enroll customers in your demand response programs, leading to increased program enrollment.

Thermostat Demand Response Programs: 5 Proven Tips for DER Program Engagement

Use this guide to help boost enrollment and engagement in your thermostat demand response programs.

Your Guide to Demand Response Incentives

Use this guide to help design a DR incentive program that is effective, efficient, and meets the needs of both the utility and its customers.

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Utility Program Marketing 101: The Challenges of Climate Change Misinformation

If you’ve spent any time on the internet, you’ve likely experienced the expression “do your own research.” The basic premise […]

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Syd Bishop
Senior Content Specialist

8 Tips for Developing a Battery Pilot

Here are 8 tips to guide your battery pilot program design process and ensure you create an adaptable, future-proofed program.

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Types of Messaging For Your Demand Response Program

From widespread electric vehicle (EV) and distributed energy resource (DER) adoptions, electrification efforts are changing the grid as we know […]

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Ana Bogdanova
Senior Product Manager
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The Customer Segmentation Strategy for Utility Program Managers

Developing a demand flexibility program, from demand response to managed charging and beyond is no small task. Perhaps one of […]

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Virtual Peaker Team
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Best Practices to Launch a Utility Program Landing Page

As more renewable energy assets enter the global energy portfolio, utilities will have fresh opportunities to boost grid resilience, lower […]

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Ana Bogdanova
Senior Product Manager
BYOD Utility Program

Best Practices for BYOD Utility Program Enrollment

To meet the increased demand brought on by electrification efforts, utilities have turned to distributed energy resources (DER) and demand […]

Anna Carvill
Anna Carvill
Director of Client Accounts

4 Things to Consider When Launching a Demand Response Program

To meet rising energy demand, utilities have turned to tried and true strategies like demand response to conserve energy when customers need it the most, lowering energy costs and enhancing grid resiliency.

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6 Questions to Ask Before Purchasing a DERMS

As the impacts of climate change continue to create new challenges to the energy industry, distributed energy resources (DERs) like […]

VP of Marketing, Amber Mullaney
Amber Mullaney
VP of Marketing

Replay: Best Practices for Demand Response Program Management

Watch this webinar replay and hear experts from SMUD and Virtual Peaker as they explore best practices for demand response program management, enabling behind-the-meter technologies, and creating the grid of the future.

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Intro to Demand Baselining 101

With demand up and wild temperature fluctuations increasingly the norm, utilities have turned to distributed energy resource (DER) clean energy […]

Anna Carvill
Anna Carvill
Director of Client Accounts
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How To Call Demand Response Events

Maybe you’re on the fence about initiating a demand response (DR) program. Perhaps it’s the costs involved in the development, […]

Cameron Minch
Client Success Manager
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How To Market Your Utility Programs & Enhance Enrollment

Congrats! If you’re here, you either have or are considering a demand response (DR) or distributed energy resource (DER) program […]

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Stacia Secreriat
Sr. Digital Marketing Specialist

Marketing Channels and When to Use Them for Your Demand Response Program Recruitment

Building a rapport with your customers is integral in developing your demand response strategies. So how do you find the right audience at the right time to educate them on the possibilities of demand response?

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Virtual Power Plants: Myth or Reality?

Since the first electric power grid, system operators have dreamed of leveraging the flexibility of the energy consumers connected to […]

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Greg Ledva
R&D Engineer
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Encouraging Customer Enrollment in Demand Response & DER Programs

As a conservation initiative, demand response programs have mutual benefits for utility operations and consumers alike. To meet both Net-Zero […]

VP of Marketing, Amber Mullaney
Amber Mullaney
VP of Marketing

5 Things to Think About Before Launching a Demand Response Program

Launching energy reduction strategies like demand response programs can present challenges. Check out this tip sheet created just for utility program managers.

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7 Tips for a Successful Smart Thermostat Program

Developing any new program presents logistical challenges to any utility operation. Building a demand response program requires a scope of […]

VP of Marketing, Amber Mullaney
Amber Mullaney
VP of Marketing

4 Things to Consider When Launching a Demand Response Program

To meet rising energy demand, utilities have turned to tried and true strategies like demand response to conserve energy when customers need it the most, lowering energy costs and enhancing grid resiliency.

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3 Things You Need to Turn a Demand Response Pilot into a Program

Demand response (DR) programs are critical in optimizing energy consumption and ensuring grid reliability. While pilot projects provide valuable insights, […]

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Jeff Quigley
VP of Sales
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How To Build A Demand Response Program

Long before your customers hear about your new demand response program, the success of the initiative will largely have been […]

VP of Marketing, Amber Mullaney
Amber Mullaney
VP of Marketing
Demand Response Program

How To Scale Your Demand Response Program

Congratulations! Your pilot demand response (DR) program is a success. Now, it’s time to take your next big step: Enrolling […]

VP of Marketing, Amber Mullaney
Amber Mullaney
VP of Marketing
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Your Utility Program Software Vendor RFP Checklist

Although involved, the request for proposal (RFP) process is an excellent starting point to determine the best fit for your […]

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Ben Brosnan
Director of Sales Engineering
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Understanding Customer Motivations Impacts Enrollment & Participation in Demand Response Programs

Electric utilities are facing unprecedented challenges to meet an evolving public demand. Investments in the distributed generation market indicate an […]

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Alexandra Abbruscato