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PLMA Demand Response Training hosted by NV Energy

The PLMA Demand Response Training Series courses are presented by industry experts and hosted at member offices. Two of the PLMA Demand Response Training Courses will be offered. Attend one or both.

5/8/2017 to 5/12/2017
When: May 8-12, 2017
12 Noon Monday to 12 Noon Friday
Where: NV Energy Training Center
7105 S. Lindell Road
Las Vegas, Nevada  89118
United States
Contact: Tiger Adolf
(707) 563-5604

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Demand Response Training Series

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Demand Response Training Courses
Presented at NV Energy offices, Las Vegas, Nevada
May 8-12, 12:00 pm Monday - 12:00 pm Friday, Pacific DST

Choose one or both:

Click here to see the registration fee schedule.




Demand Response Markets Training Course
May 8-10, 2017

May 8 (12:00 Noon) to May 10 (12:00 Noon) Download the DR Markets agenda

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

Download the PLMA Demand Response Training Series Abbreviations and Glossary

Demand Response Program Design & Implementation Training Course
May 10-12, 2017
 May 10 (12:00 Noon) to May 12 (12:00 Noon) Download the DR Program Design and Implementation Agenda 

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

Download the PLMA Demand Response Training Series Abbreviations and Glossary

Who Should Attend

The primary audience 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 discounted rates to PLMA member organization staff.  Who comes to PLMA training? CLICK HERE to see.

Continuing Education

These courses 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.


The training courses will be presented at NV Energy Training Center, 7105 S. Lindell Road, Las Vegas, Nevada 89118.  Directions will be provided to registrants.


A light breakfast and lunch, with beverages throughout the day will be provided each day.  Plan to attend an unhosted dinner at a nearby location as a group each evening, to keep the networking going, locations to be announced each day in class.

Hotel Accommodations

We have no designated hotel with a negotiated rate, but the nearest hotel is the Holiday Inn Express, 6220 South Rainbow Boulevard at 702-871-4453 or CLICK HERE.  PLMA staff will be at the Holiday Inn Express, and will be happy to provide a ride share to the training facility.  As an alternative, the casino hotels such as MGM Grand, New York and Luxor on the Strip are less than 4 miles away.

Getting Around

Airport Shuttle 
The most economical way to get to your hotel. Shuttles can cost less than $10 for Strip/Downtown. Check with your hotel for schedules.

Car Rentals 
The average price for an economy car in Vegas is around $25 to $30 per day.  Parking is generally free and abundant in Las Vegas.  Parking is available at the NV Energy Training facility, but is in high demand. If you plan to drive, ensure you arrive early to secure a parking location.

Taxi fares begin with an initial charge, then a per mile charge there after; See taxi sign on back of headrest for details. Most taxis now accept cash and credit card payments

Transportation Network Companies 
Lyft and Uber are currently authorized to provide ride sharing services at the airport. Simply arrange for a ride using the app on your smart phone or mobile device. Customers are allowed to be dropped off at the airport’s departures curbs at both Terminal 1 and Terminal 3. Designated Ride Share passenger pick up locations designated at
First time using UBER? Use code shandraa3 to get your first ride free
First time using LYFT? Use code TIGER326158 to get your first ride free

Registration Fee Schedule

Member Rate (individual registration, login required)

  • Demand Response Program Design & Implementation: $1249*
  • Demand Response Markets: $1249*

*  Staff from organizations with a PLMA Advisory or Sustaining Membership (CLICK HERE to view the Member Directory) may have Member Passes available for complimentary (free) registration.  Each course counts as one member pass.  If you need assistance with Member Pass availability, contact

Non-Member Rate (create a free Nonmember Attendee user profile at registration)

  • Demand Response Program Design & Implementation: $1949
  • Demand Response Markets: $1949
  • Learn more about membership: Click Here


  • 50% off per person for Regulatory Commission Staff (but you must use promo code T17REG)
  • 50% off member rate for Academic Members (individual registration, login required)
  • Free:  Apply a Member Pass, Learn more about membership: Click Here

Course Materials

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

Not a Member? CLICK HERE to learn more


Dr. Scott CoeDemand Response Markets

Dr. Scott Coe

Dr. Scott Coe has fifteen years of experience working in wholesale electricity markets and his skills include areas from technical design to process improvement. In particular, Scott has deep knowledge of demand response concepts and has worked with market operators, transmission system operators, distribution companies, and energy retailers to define and implement demand-side resource programs. Scott also led the NIST working group which developed the Wholesale Demand Response Communication Protocol and is currently co-chairing the CIMOpenADR Harmonization working group at the IEC.

Demand Response Program Design & Implementation

Stuart Schare

Managing Director, Navigant Consulting, Inc.

Stuart is a Managing Director with Navigant and is one of the firm’s principal experts in Demand Response. He has led numerous projects in DR program strategy, design, and evaluation for large and small investor‐ owned utilities. He has published and is a frequent speaker on topics related to utilities’ use of DR for resource planning and how the smart grid better enables energy efficiency and DR.

Demand Response Program Design & Implementation

Greg Wikler

Managing Director, Navigant Consulting, Inc.

Greg is a Director of Navigant’s Demand Response and Energy Efficiency program practice. In his more than 25 years of experience in this field, he has conducted numerous DR‐related studies assessing market potential, program designs, and program evaluations. He recently completed an assessment of DR potential for integration with intermittent renewable energy resources, such as wind and solar.

Instructors will be joined by a panel of presenters representing a cross-section of PLMA Membership which may include

Michael Brown, NV Energy
Michael Brown
NV Energy
Mark Martinez, Southern California Edison
Mark Martinez
Southern California Edison
Christine Riker, Energy Solutions
Christine Riker
Energy Solutions
Rich Philip, Duke Energy
Rich Philip
Duke Energy
 Joseph Childs, Eaton
Joseph Childs
 Ray Pustinger, AESC
Ray Pustinger

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