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Demand Response Training Series

The PLMA Demand Response Training Series consists of three courses presented by industry experts and hosted at member offices. To suggest a future date or location, contact Tiger Adolf at

Training Schedule:

Introduction to Demand Response

September 12, 2016 hosted at Ameren offices in St. Louis, Mo.

This one-day, interactive course provides a comprehensive overview of demand response topics and current issues from the perspectives of multiple stakeholders: utilities, retail energy providers, customers, Independent System Operators, and other demand response technology and services providers. All students will receive a Reference Manual.

Topics will include:
•  Basics of demand response
•  Types of demand response
•  History of the growth of demand response, including important related regulatory and technological developments
•  Broad overview of demand response markets (traditionally regulated and restructured electricity markets)
•  Current volume and market penetration of demand response 

To learn more and register for this course in St. Louis, click here

Demand Response Markets

September 15-16 2016, hosted at Ameren offices in St. Louis, Mo.

The two-day DR Markets 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 and restructured 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, CAISO New England, ERCOT, MISO

To learn more and register for this course in St. Louis, click here

DR Program Design and Implementation

June 29-30, 2016, hosted at Comverge offices, Norcross,  Ga.

September 13-14, 2016, hosted at Ameren offices in St. Louis Mo.

This two-day course covers the key elements of demand response (DR) activities.  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

To learn more and register for this course in Norcross, click here

Who Should Attend
The primary audience for the courses includes utility and regulatory staff as well as other energy industry trade allies and organizations seeking to improve their knowledge of how demand response methods are used in the electricity industry to meet peak electricity demand, mitigate the impact of high electricity prices, and manage variable generation. The training is open to all industry stakeholders with significantly discounted rates to PLMA member organization staff.

Bonus Voucher
The PLMA Training Series is offered as a member benefit by PLMA in partnership with leading training providers. All paid registrants who successfully complete any course will receive a PLMA Certificate of Completion along with a $200 voucher that may be applied toward a future PLMA Conference registration.

Host Opportunities 

If you are interested in hosting this or any DR Training course or would like to be added to the waiting list, please contact Tiger Adolf:

PLMA (Peak Load Management Alliance) is a non-profit organization founded in 1999 as the national voice of demand response practitioners. PLMA grew to over 75 electric utility and allied organization members in 2014, an increase of over 80% within two years. Learn more at




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