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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 tadolf@peakload.org

 If you are interested in hosting the training series or any individual course, contact Tiger Adolf (tadolf@peakload.org)

Who comes to PLMA training? CLICK HERE to see.

Introduction to Demand Response

 If you are interested in hosting this course, contact Tiger Adolf (tadolf@peakload.org)

This 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. Approximately 8 contact hours.

Topics 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

If you are interested in hosting this course, contact Tiger Adolf (tadolf@peakload.org)

CLICK HERE to download a sample agenda

Demand Response Markets

 If you are interested in hosting this course, contact Tiger Adolf (tadolf@peakload.org)

The 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. Approximately 18 contact hours

Topics 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 of PJM , NYISO, ISO New England, ERCOT, CAISO, MISO, SPP, IESO, and AEMO

 If you are interested in hosting this course, contact Tiger Adolf (tadolf@peakload.org)

CLICK HERE to download a sample agenda

DR Program Design and Implementation

 If you are interested in hosting this course, contact Tiger Adolf (tadolf@peakload.org)

This  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. Approximately 16 contact hours.

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

If you are interested in hosting this course, contact Tiger Adolf (tadolf@peakload.org)

CLICK HERE to download a sample agenda


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.  CLICK HERE to see who has attended one or more PLMA training courses.

All Attendees Receive

  • Mentored learning experience in a course developed and taught by industry professionals
  • Resource Manual
  • Slide Deck
  • Glossary of Terms
  • Optional Certificate of Completion
  • Permanent access to the training Alumni Group for their course, for updates and ongoing communication with the cohort, mentors, and instructors

Host Opportunities

If you are interested in hosting this or any DR Training course or would like to be added to the waiting list.  Download a sample Host Memorandum of Understanding here.  For more information, please contact Tiger Adolf: tadolf@peakload.org

PLMA (Peak Load Management Alliance) is a non-profit organization founded in 1999 as the national voice of demand response practitioners. PLMA has grown to over 100 electric utility and allied organization members. Learn more at www.peakload.org.


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