Interested in Demand Response training? Try a PLMA Course and save $700

November 2, 2017

Utility Classroom has a partnership with the Peak Load Management Association (PLMA) and YOU can benefit.  PLMA is a electric industry trade organization made up of Demand Response (DR) solution providers and consultants along with the utilities that offer DR programs to their customers.  Attendees at Utility Classroom training events hear about the need of utilities and grid operators to reduce electricity demand during peak times to avoid the huge build up of costs necessary to handle the peak (we call it “building the church for Easter Sunday.”)  Now, you can learn what goes into designing and implementing DR programs by attending an upcoming PLMA training and save $700 on each course when you use the discount code CLASS when you register.  Here’s the link to the PLMA events coming up in Brooklyn, NY, October 16-20 and more information on the two courses below:

Demand Response Markets Training Course
October 16-18, 2017

This course explores how to leverage wholesale energy market models to design demand response programs for traditionally regulated, restructured, and emerging electricity markets; a detailed review of the similarities and differences among markets in which demand resources can participate; and, the current and future roles for electricity consumers, aggregators, energy retailers, utilities, and market operators.

Topics will include:

  • General structure of traditionally regulated markets and role of market participants
  • General structure of restructured electricity markets and role of market participants
  • Types of markets in which demand response could participate—energy, capacity, ancillary services, emergency, economic, etc.
  • Review, history, markets and products of PJM , NYISO, ISO New England, ERCOT, CAISO, MISO, SPP, IESO, and AEMO
  • Review of other important emerging markets and international markets
  • Review of important controversial market design and regulatory issues
  • Opportunities for retail energy marketers, utilities, technology and service vendors
  • Explore the emerging role of energy storage and other emerging demand-side resource trends
  • Future outlook and emerging trends

Demand Response Program Design & Implementation Training Course
October 18-20, 2017

This course covers the key elements of demand response (DR) activities. This includes topics related to program development such as: the market and regulatory environments; business drivers; market potential; program design; and economic analysis. Topics related to program implementation will include the tactics and methodologies used to improve program success, including a discussion of: organizational and resourcing strategies; contracting; business processes; technology integration; and measurement & verification. Interactive exercises will enable participants to gain hands-on experience with various aspects of DR program development and implementation.

Topics will include:

  • DR drivers and program types
  • Market potential
  • Program design and portfolio development
  • Cost-effectiveness assessment
  • Program implementation strategies and tactics

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