Today’s electricity grids face accelerating spikes in demand due to rapid adoption of electric vehicles, solar panels and batteries, as well as the electrification of commercial buildings and industrial processes. With extreme weather and renewable energy intermittency added to the mix, utilities must find new ways to meet demand and maintain resilience.
Instead of responding with new power plants and transmission & distribution lines, utilities are increasingly turning to non-wires alternatives (NWA), including virtual power plants (VPPs) to harness otherwise untapped distributed energy resources (DERs) – from smart thermostats and EV batteries to grid-scale solar and storage. In its latest evolution, the Turnkey VPP provides end-to-end service to deliver DER capacity to power providers without complexity.
In order to be effective when and where demand is greatest, Turnkey VPPs must be built upon a diverse range of assets and broad partner networks. C&I buildings and sites represent a massive but under-tapped mother lode of capacity for VPPs. Join AutoGrid’s Sadia Raveendran, Alex Pratt, and Schneider Electric’s Tyler Haak for a discussion on the power and promise of integrating C&I resources, including Schneider’s Digital Buildings customer base, into AutoGrid Turnkey VPPs.
Who Should Attend
- Utilities, EaaS providers, energy retailers, IPPs, aggregators
- C&I energy managers, building developers/owners/operators
- Utilities can tap into clean capacity Turnkey VPPs with or without an RFP.
- The combination of Schneider’s vast installed base and AutoGrid’s leading turnkey offering is changing the game.
- C&I and building owner/operators are meeting ESG and decarbonization goals AND finding new revenue streams by participating in VPPs.
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Vice President of Sustainability and Services, U.S. Digital Buildings Schneider Electric
Tyler Haak is the Vice President of Sustainability and Services, U.S. Digital Buildings, for Schneider Electric. Tyler’s team focuses on better equipping installed base customers on their sustainability & efficiency journeys, helping installed base customers modernize and digitize their built facilities, and to help our Schneider Electric teams establish an even stronger alignment to customers through robust account management practices.
Tyler has been a part of the Schneider Electric family for the better part of a decade, with successes in EcoXpert partner sales channel, Strategic Accounts, and more recently leading the Digital Buildings response to Federal Stimulus programs where he helped customers better leverage available funds to modernize their facilities.
Tyler has been at the forefront of transformation throughout his career at Schneider Electric. As the first Buildings Consultant Specialist (CES) for the Northeast, Tyler promoted the EcoStruxure digital story and developed new relationships with critical consultants and designers in major metro markets, influencing spec share and positioning on pivotal projects in the region. While in this role, Tyler launched and hosted Schneider Electric’s first building services podcast, titled “Next Story Up”, garnering thousands of listens.
Originally from Pittsburgh, Tyler has lived in New York City for his entire Schneider Electric career and now lives in Brooklyn with his wife Sarah.