Presentations & Materials

Please find below presentations and other materials from SECC’s 2017 Members Meeting & Fall Workshop held on September 13 – 14, 2017. Materials are organized according to the agenda for Day 1 and Day 2.

Day 1


SECC Year-In-Review:

Key Takeaways from Research and Education & Outreach
A fireside chat with Naomi Manley-Casimir – Director, Innovation Centre for Utilities at Accenture, Gomathi Sadhasivan – Lead, Customer Decision Sciences at DNV GL and Clare Butterfield – Program Director at the Illinois Science & Energy Innovation Foundation that guided attendees through some surprising consumer findings in SECC’s work this year. Download the slides here.

Retail Marketplaces

Are Utilities the Next Amazon of Energy?
Attendees heard from David Quin – Director of Marketing and Customer Strategy at CenterPoint Energy, Dan Bautch – Partner, Commercial Analytics & Execution at Twenty First Century Utilities, James Eber – Manager of Demand Response and Dynamic Pricing at ComEd and Colin Lamb – Team Lead, Product Strategy and Development at Xcel Energy on how they see the future of their own businesses, the products/services they have in mind and the barriers they see in making these visions happen. Download the slides here.

Transforming to Serve the Dynamic Energy Industry

SGCC Rebrands to SECC
Attendees heard from Patty Durand – President & CEO at Smart Energy Consumer Collaborative, Brad Langley – Director of Corporate Marketing and Communications at Tendril, Becky Obbema – Senior Program Director at Interprose and Ryan Alford – Marketing Director at Interprose about the future of the organization and were able to provide thoughts on the ever-changing energy consumer. Download the slides here.

Keynote One

Dan Smith of Austin Energy
Attendees heard from Dan Smith, Vice President Electric Service Delivery of Austin Energy as he detailed what Austin Energy has in the pipeline for their strategic vision. Dan joined Austin Energy in 2003 and is responsible for leading Austin Energy’s Transmission & Distribution organization. Download the slides here.

Tour of Austin Energy

System Control Center
Attendees enjoyed a tour of Austin Energy’s System Control Center, a state-of-the-art facility that has been honored with a 4-Star Green Building rating for achievements in sustainable design and construction. Visit their website here.

Day 2


Keynote Two

Debbie Kimberly of Austin Energy
Attendees heard from Debbie Kimberly, Vice President of Customer Energy Services of Austin Energy as she detailed what they have planned for consumers in the future. Deborah Kimberly joined Austin Energy in January 2013. Her division is responsible for the utility’s energy efficiency and demand response programs, green building program, advanced transportation, market analytics, and key accounts. Download the slides here.

Final Thoughts

2018 Best Practices Awards
SECC’s President & CEO Patty Durand closed the two-day meeting with final thoughts including the announcement of the 2018 Best Practices Awards aimed at recognizing leadership from electricity providers in today’s increasingly customer-centric energy ecosystem. Learn more here.