DEED Webinar: Developing a Demand Side Management Program Using Blockchain

Blockchain is an emerging technology with a wide array of applications that remains an intangible mystery to many.
December 5, 2019
2:00pm EST - 3:00pm EST


Blockchain is an emerging technology with a wide array of applications, a great deal of unfamiliarity in the electric utility space, and few, if any, validated use cases or successfully, working programs. Join the project team at Burlington Electric Department (BED) and Omega Grid on this webinar to learn how they used the technology to create an innovative, new demand side management program for commercial and industrial customers. The pilot program uses price signals to incentivize customers to actively manage and invest in load, battery, and generation management systems in order to share in the savings gained by reducing extra capacity and energy costs assessed during periods of peak energy usage.

In this webinar you will learn how blockchain might be able to assist utilities in helping to manage the proliferation of customer-owned devices like solar panels, batteries, and electric vehicles, as well as learn about the costs and feasibility of developing and managing a market incentive program at the local level.

In addition to sharing the lessons learned, from this first, DEED co-funded blockchain project, the presenters will also remove the veil of mystique surrounding this relatively new technology by answering all your blockchain questions and comparing available blockchain technologies.

Who Should Attend?

Utility staff who work in finance and operations, electric vehicles, solar, battery storage, and IT.


  • Casey Lamont, Resource Planning Analyst, Burlington Electric Department
  • Killian Tobin, CEO and Founder, Omega Grid

Contact Us

Have questions? Contact 202-467-2942 or [email protected].

Registration/Fee Information

Click here to register for the DEED Webinar: Identifying Ways to Reduce Energy Consumption in Commercial Food Service Equipment.


  • FREE for DEED Members. To find out if you are a DEED member, click here
  • $109 for APPA members
  • $209 for non-APPA members

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How to Join a Webinar

  • Log-in information will be sent out the morning of each event (around 10:30 a.m. Eastern). If you do not receive the reminder email, please call 202-467-2942 or email [email protected]). 
  • Registration is for one phone line and one computer. If you have multiple employees participating from the same location, all can listen in via speaker phone.
  • You may use voice over internet protocol (VoIP) instead of a phone line. This option allows you to listen to the webinar audio through your computer’s microphone and speakers.
  • Submit your questions for speakers before the webinar — email them to [email protected]. You may also ask questions via online via chat during the webinar.


  • This webinar is worth 1.2 CPEs/.1 CEU/1 PDH credits
    CPE Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge
  • The completion certificate is only available to the person who registered for the webinar and attendance is confirmed by the webinar report log.
  • Links to the presentation and an audio recording will be sent out shortly after the webinar.

Contact Us

Have questions? Contact 202/467-2942 or [email protected]