Join us at 12:00 p.m. MDT (2:00 p.m. EDT) on August 5 to hear from Sterling Ranch, Xcel Energy and Copper Labs how real-time data drives customer engagement and underpins resource conversation across energy, gas and water in a real-life case study.

Sterling Ranch, a smart, sustainable community southwest of Denver, uses state-of-the-art technologies and a customer-centric approach to resource conservation. The community collaborates closely with utilities and technology providers like Copper to achieve its sustainability goals of 100% renewable electricity by 2030 and carbon-neutral energy supply by 2040.

With every home solar-ready and wired for an electric vehicle charging station, Sterling Ranch has more renewables and distributed energy resources (DERs) on the grid than an average community. As a result, grid-edge intelligence and the time and location in which residents consume energy are increasingly important to ensure grid resilience. Similarly, water conservation is key at Sterling Ranch’s location in drought-prone Colorado.

The webinar will demonstrate how:

  • Xcel Energy, as Sterling Ranch’s energy provider, utilizes Copper’s real-time energy data for targeted behavioral demand response (BDR) to engage Sterling Ranch’s residents for load shedding and shifting to drive grid resilience.
  • Xcel Energy uses Copper’s real-time data for natural gas conservation by educating consumers about energy usage and goal-setting functions for weekly or monthly updates on progress.
  • Sterling Ranch is delivering real-time water usage data and two different pricing structures (indoor/outdoor) to reduce the impact of drought conditions.

Guidehouse will explore the wider industry context and moderate the discussion as Xcel Energy, Sterling Ranch, Copper Labs speak to the real-world findings from this case study.