SF Power and Energy Society Technical Presentation August 17 2016


Topic: Automated Demand Response with Internet of Things – An Assessment of Opportunities 

Speaker: Ramesh Hariharan, Founder/President/CEO - Compusharp Inc

Automated Demand Response (ADR) is a voluntary program that compensates end-use (retail) customers for reducing their electricity use (load), when requested by an electric utility, during periods of high power prices or when the reliability of the grid is threatened. Demand response provides an opportunity for consumers to play a significant role in the operation of the electric grid by reducing or shifting their electricity usage during peak periods in response to time-based rates or other forms of financial incentives.

Internet of Things (IOT) is becoming a reality, and has applicability in the field of Automated Demand Response. Distributed Energy Resources are gaining more share of the Generation. Intelligent sensors create new opportunities for implementing advanced functions at various levels of the grid, including retail customers, power aggregators, utilities and ISO’s. This talk would cover a survey of recent advances in the field of application of IOT’s with regard to electric grid control in general, and to Demand Response in particular. 

Lunch will be provided (includes vegetarian). There will be a $5 fee to IEEE Members and a $10 fee to Non Members. Payments to be made in person (cash or check) at the event.

The SF PES Chapter AdCom is mindful of our environment and food waste.  As a courtesy, please email our Secretary, Elizabeth Waldren (waldrene@bv.com) no later than the day before the event if you absolutely need to cancel your reservation.  Thank you!  

  Date and Time




  • San Francisco, California
  • United States 94102
  • Building: 505 Van Ness Avenue
  • Room Number: Golden Gate Room
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  • Starts 12 January 2016 06:20 PM
  • Ends 16 August 2016 05:00 PM
  • All times are US/Pacific
  • No Admission Charge
  • Menu: Non-Vegetarian, Vegetarian, Vegan
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Ramesh Hariharan - Founder/President/CEO of Compusharp Inc


Ramesh has more than 25 years’ experience in the Information Technology industry. He has a Masters' degree in electrical power systems from Osmania University in India.  Ramesh has designed and developed SCADA/EMS systems and Protection Systems for use in Electric Utilities Transmission and Distribution, Railways, Airports, etc. Ramesh has held senior management and technical positions in BRI and CMC. He is a Senior Member of IEEE, a member of IEEE PES System Control Center Subcommittee, and has authored several papers and made presentations on SCADA/EMS/DMS/Protection. He is also a paper reviewer for IEEE Transactions in Smart Grid.

Ramesh Hariharan - Founder/President/CEO of Compusharp Inc