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This PLMA Demand Response Training Series course explains how today’s demand response initiatives are evolving to interact with an emerging future with distributed energy resources for peak load management and much more.

 Export to Your Calendar 11/13/2017
When: Nov. 13, 2017
9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (Pacific)
Where: Hyatt Regency Cambridge
575 Memorial Drive
Cambridge, Massachusetts  02139
United States
Contact: Tiger Adolf
(707) 771-6429

Online registration is available until: 11/17/2017
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Demand Response Training Series

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Evolution of Demand Response:
Fundamentals and Path Forward
presented at Hyatt Regency, Cambridge, Mass.
Monday, November 13, 2017; 9:30 am - 3:40 pm Eastern 

DR Evolution   



This one-day course explains how today’s demand response initiatives are evolving to interact with an emerging future with distributed energy resources for peak load management and much more. The course content expands on a white paper at

Learning objectives will include:

• Articulate a common, descriptive language for describing the evolution of demand response as seen through the eyes of industry leaders

• Explain the current state of the fundamental market principles and technology enabling demand response initiatives today

• Compare and contrast how demand response programs perform relative to energy efficiency, thermal/battery storage, and renewable energy initiatives

• Introduce examples of portfolio design strategies and implementation tactics to address the challenges of a fading boundary between bulk power exchange and retail electricity usage

• Detail free and low-cost resources to learn more about topics and initiatives discussed

Course Outline

9:30 – 9:45 am Welcome Remarks and Introductions

9:45 – 11:00 am Demand Response Fundamentals

  • DR Evolution
  • Defining DR
  • How Wholesale Power Markets Work - Part 1

11:00 – 12:00 pm Lunch with roundtable discussion of regional issues/challenges

12:00-12:45 pm  How Wholesale Power Market Work - Part 2

12:45-3:00 pm  Strategies and Tactics 

  • Portfolio Development
  • Program Design
  • Program Implementation
  • Evaluation, Measurement & Verification

3:00-3:25 DR Technology Overview 

3:25 – 3:40pm Closing Remarks and Where to Learn More

3:40pm  Adjourn 

Who Should Attend

The primary audience includes new and transitioning utility and regulatory staff as well as solution providers seeking to improve their knowledge of how transition/reposition/create customer programs to address demand response methods and emerging distributed energy resources to meet peak electricity demand, mitigate the impact of high energy prices, and manage variable generation. This training course is open to all industry stakeholders with significantly discounted rates to member organization staff of PLMA and allies. Who comes to PLMA training? CLICK HERE to see.

Continuing Education

These courses may qualify for AEE continuing education and may be accepted for other certifications as well.  Supporting documentation can be provided upon request for your particular submission.

Course Materials

Registrants will receive a link for downloading an electronic copies of the course presentation materials for reference purposes in advance. All registrants who successfully complete the course may request a PLMA Certificate of Completion.  

Registration fees: You must be signed in to register, or receive member rates. You will be asked to create a user profile if you do not already have one.

PLMA Member Organization Staff: $195

All others: $395

Those attending the 36th PLMA Conference using a member or sponsor pass may attend the course at no additional charge using the coupon code you were provided.

50% discount for regulatory staff and PLMA academic member staff (click register to see details).


Mark Martinez
Mark Martinez
Southern Calif. Edison
Christine Riker
Christine Riker
Energy Solutions
Richard Philip
Richard Philip
Duke Energy
Dennis Quinn
Dennis Quinn
Joulemart Solutions
Joseph Childs
Joseph Childs
David Hyland
David Hyland
Schneider Electric
Sharyn Barata
Sharyn Barata
Opinion Dynamics


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 125 electric utility and allied organization members!
Click here to view the 2016 Annual Report

Click here to learn more about the benefits of membership.

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