Notice of Staff Workshop - Field Simulation of Demand Response Business Network (DR BizNet)
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Notice of Staff Workshop

Field Simulation of Demand Response Business
Network (DR BizNet)

The California Energy Commission Public Interest Energy Research (PIER) Program Energy Systems Integration research staff will conduct a workshop to demonstrate the Demand Response Business Network (DR BizNet).

10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
1516 Ninth Street
First Floor, Hearing Room A
Sacramento, California

(Wheelchair Accessible)

You can join the meeting on the Web using the Energy Commission's WebEx online meeting service or by telephone.

WebEx Information
Topic: DR BizNet

Meeting number: 921 374 649
Meeting password: abcd#1234

Teleconference Information
Call in toll-free phone number (866) 469-3239 (U.S./Canada) or
(650) 429-3300 (U.S./Canada direct) and enter the meeting number: 921 374 649.

Electronic copies of the agenda and workshop notice are available on the Energy Commission's web site at:


The purpose of this workshop is to provide a live demonstration of demand response (DR) stakeholders collaborating in real-time through DR BizNet to implement DR efficiently. The stakeholders that will be participating in this demonstration include the California Independent System Operator (CA ISO), Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E), Southern California Edison (SCE), San Diego Gas & Electric Company (SDG&E), Infotility, a commercial customer in PG&E service territory, a residential customer in SDG&E service territory, and a DR application service provider. DR BizNet's major software components were demonstrated in an open workshop in 2005 ( This DR BizNet field simulation is the next step in the transfer of technology to DR stakeholders in California.

In addition, the DR BizNet Field-Simulation participants will contrast their first hand experience with using DR BizNet with other technologies and processes used today, and will summarize the lessons learned during the project.


DR BizNet is a Demand Response Enabling Technology Development (DR ETD) project funded by the Energy Commission through the PIER Program. The project has designed an integrated infrastructure for DR that can be implemented in a distributed manner and drastically increase performance of DR business processes. The CA ISO, PG&E, SDG&E, and SCE have made significant contributions to the definition of business requirements and validating the reference design and the demonstration software for DR BizNet.

DR BizNet can enable 10x10 improvements (ten times the performance at one-tenth the cost potential) in DR functionality and efficiency by providing the technology and the framework for optimizing the currently ad-hoc and inefficient DR processes. It is built on several foundation technologies including 1) distributed Business Process Management, 2) Intelligent Agents, and 3) Standards-based Service Oriented Architecture. For more information on DR BizNet visit and

The project is managed by the California Institute for Energy & Environment on behalf of the Energy Commission and is conducted by a team of consultants led by Utility Integration Solutions, Inc.

Written Comments

The staff welcomes public comments/feedback on the DR BizNet process and results. Written comments on the workshop topics are due by 5:00 p.m. on September 11, 2006. The Energy Commission encourages comments by e-mail. Those submitting comments by electronic mail should provide them in either Microsoft Word format or as a Portable Document format (PDF) to Please include "DR BizNet" in the subject line or first paragraph of your comments. For comments by postal mail, please hand deliver or mail the original and one copy to:

California Energy Commission
Attn: DR BizNet, Kristy Chew
1516 Ninth Street, MS 43
Sacramento, CA 95814-5512

Please include your name, organization and contact information on all correspondence. All written material related to this workshop will become part of the public record.

Public Participation

The Energy Commission's Public Adviser, Margret J. Kim, provides the public assistance in participating in Energy Commission activities. If you want information on how to participate in this forum, please contact the Public Adviser's Office at (916) 654-4489 or toll free at (800) 822-6228, by FAX at (916) 654-4493, or by e-mail at []. If you have a disability and require assistance to participate, please contact Lou Quiroz at (916) 654-5146 at least five days in advance.

Please direct all news media inquiries to Claudia Chandler, Assistant Executive Director, at (916) 654-4989.

For technical questions on the subject matter, please contact Gaymond Yee, DR ETD Project Manager,

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Note: California Energy Commission's formal name is State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission.

Date Posted: July 27, 2006

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