Patty Durand

Smart Grid Consumer Collaborative
President & Chief Operating Officer
Patty Durand is President & CEO of the Smart Energy Consumer Collaborative (SECC), a nonprofit whose mission is to serve as a trusted source of information for stakeholders seeking a broad understanding of consumers’ views and attitudes about energy technology and grid modernization. SECC also educates consumers and provides materials to support stakeholders in their outreach and educational efforts engaging consumers about smart energy topics.
Before joining SECC, Durand worked for the Georgia Institute of Technology where she assisted in smart grid research projects. She has an MBA from the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia.


May 6, 2019

1:00  -  4:00


PC3: Data Analytics for Consumer Benefit

Energy providers and consumers experience the conundrum of data wealth and information poverty –this is especially true in the energy sector. Consumers tell us they want more information but what they’re given is often raw data, such as portal data on kilowatts used. Facilitators from SECC and Entergy  will work with attendees to help them … Continued

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May 8, 2019

11:30  -  12:30


702: Unlocking the Consumer Benefits of Data Analytics

From smart meters, Customer Information Systems and other sources, energy data is now more widely available than ever before. This trove of data is already delivering benefits to consumers, including more accurate billing and more reliable forecasts and alerts, but looking forward, what do consumers really want to see from this data in terms of … Continued

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