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Demand Response World Forum Taps BRIDGE Energy Group for Grid Analytics and Optimization Insights

MARLBOROUGH, MA – September 30, 2015 – BRIDGE Energy Group (BRIDGE), the leading consulting and systems integration company focused on improving utility operational performance, announced today that Forrest Small, Vice President of Grid Optimization Strategy, has been selected to speak at the 2nd Annual Demand Response World Forum, October 6-8, Hilton Orange County, CA. Small will appear in two separate sessions during the three-day event which will focus on demand response (DR) and distributed energy resources.

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The Annual Demand Response World Forum brings together professionals from around the globe to discuss the latest auto-DR technologies and strategies for meeting the changing energy landscape of the 21st Century. BRIDGE Energy Group experts are continually sought after for their in-depth insights derived from years of improving utility operational performance through innovative grid solutions.

Small, who leads BRIDGE Energy Group’s Grid Optimization practice, focused on outage, restoration management and transmission grid operation, will offer his nationally recognized expertise in advanced power delivery technologies and smart grid applications during the following sessions:

• Wednesday, October 7, 1:15-2:30pm – Session 3: Optimizing Generation, Distribution, Renewables, and Demand Response for a Smarter Grid. Topics include: Defining the macro trends shaping the Utility of the Future, review of the NYREV Case Format, as well as profiling how the DSP impacts utility operations.

• Thursday, October 8, 9-10:15am – Session 6: Leveraging DR/DER Big Data Analytics for Improved Performance and Efficiencies. Topics include: Using advanced big data analytics to help implement cost-effective, demand response programs.

“It’s clear that the industry needs to transition distribution operations into a more energy efficient resource to increase stakeholder value and enhance the customer experience,” Small said. “I look forward to sharing industry insights in a topical conversation with the knowledgeable attendees at the Demand Response World Forum.”

To empower your utility with grid reliability, security and management, contact BRIDGE Energy Group at 1.888.351.8999 or email:





About BRIDGE Energy Group

BRIDGE Energy Group is the leading consulting and systems integration company focused on improving utility operational performance. BRIDGE combines business, OT and IT domain expertise to deliver and optimize innovative grid operations solutions. BRIDGE’s capabilities and expert services enable engagement at any stage in the lifecycle, from strategy & regulatory to implementation & optimization. Founded in 2004, BRIDGE is headquartered in Marlborough, MA. For more information on BRIDGE, please contact 888-351-8999 or visit

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