Demand Response Training Series

The PLMA Demand Response Training Series consists of classes presented by industry experts, and hosted online or at the offices of PLMA member organizations. Click here to see PLMA's complete list of class offerings.

Who Attends DR Training?

The primary audience for the courses includes utility and regulatory staff, and other energy industry professionals seeking to improve their knowledge of how DR methods are used in the electricity industry to meet peak electricity demand, mitigate the impact of high electricity prices, and manage variable generation.

PLMA classes are open to all industry stakeholders, while PLMA member practitioners are eligible for significant price discounts.

Look Who Attended the Evolution of DR to DER Class (Sept. 2023)

Organization Professional Title
Engineering Manager Advanced Energy
Building Performance Analyst Advanced Energy
Senior Program Manager CLEAResult
Program Specialist CLEAResult
Sr Energy Efficiency Prog Mgr Commonwealth Edison
Energy & Utility Solutions, Business Development Copeland
Senior Vice President DNV
Energy Conservation Program Manager Dominion Energy
Project Manager Energy Solutions
Chief Business & Regulatory Innovations Officer George Washington University Law School
Sr. Retail Energy Solution Specialist Otter Tail Power Company
Operations Lead Portland General Electric
VP Generation & Major Projects Prairie Power
New Business Coordinator United Power
Analyst Vistra Corp

Past Class Participants

As of September 2023, the PLMA has presented its DR Training Series in more than 20 locations, as well as in a live online format during COVID-19. To date almost 733 individuals have registered for these classes, and several have completed the entire series. Below is a list of professionals who have join PLMA's peer-led learning opportunities:

Organization Professional Title
Aarhus University Professor
Advanced Energy Building Performance Analyst; Engineering Manager; Project Manager; Senior Consultant; and Trainer and Consultant
AESC, Inc. Program Managers
AESP Director, Content and Research
Alectra Utilities Project Manager
AlltimePower Sales and Operations Manager
Alstom Program Manager
Alternative Energy Systems Consulting, Inc. President; and Senior Program Manager
Amaresco Undisclosed
Ameren Director, Energy Services; Manager, DSM; Manager Energy Efficiency; Program Specialist; Senior Consultant EE Evaluation; and Senior Program Manager
Ameresco Project Developer
APTIM Director; Portfolio Manager; and Residential Portfolio Manager
Arizona Public Service Account Executive; and Renewable Consultant
Armada Power Government Relations Specialist; and Lead User Experience Engineer
AutoGrid Systems Director, Solutions Sales; President & COO; and Senior Director
Baltimore Gas and Electric Company Analyst; Assistant General Counsel; Manager, Demand Response; Manager; Manager Energy Efficiency Portfolio; Principal Analyst; Senior Business Analyst; Senior Energy Acquisition Analyst; Senior Energy Efficiency Program Managers; Technical Analyst; and Undisclosed
BC Hydro Senior Program Manager; and Policy Advisor
Benton P.U.D. Manager Conservation and Renewable Energy Programs; and Senior Engineer
Berkshire Hathaway, NV Energy Associate Customer Energy Analysts; Associate Project Manager, DSM; Business Systems Analyst III, DSM; Managers; Program Manager Commercial Demand Response; Program Specialists; Senior Program Manager, DSM; Senior Quantitative Analyst; and Supervisor, DSM Services
Bidgely Senior Director of Utility Sales; and Senior Sales Executive
Big Ass Solutions Manager
Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) Manager Distributed Energy Resources; Project Manager; Public Utilities Specialists; and Public Utilities Specialist (Project Management)
DER Program Development Bonneville Power Administration (contractor)
Calico Energy Senior Consultant
California ISO Smart Grid Solutions Manager
California Public Utility Commission Regulatory Analysts
CEDMC Senior Policy Manager
Center for Energy and Environment Director, Innovation Exchange; Program Development Manager; Program Manager; and Research Analyst
Center for Sustainable Energy Program Manager
Central Hudson Gas & Electric DR Program Manager; Program Analyst; Senior Program Coordinator, Demand Response; and Undisclosed
Centrica Technology Development Manager and Head of Technology Development
Chelan County PUD Energy Efficiency Advisor; and Undisclosed
City of Tallahassee Electric & Gas Utility Clean Energy Plan Manager
CLEAResult Building Science Analyst; Building Science Manager; Demand Response; Director, Program Consultant; Program Specialist; Energy Analyst IV; Field Manager; Program Managers; Senior Director, Demand Response; Senior Program Consultant; Senior Program Managers; and Senior Program Manager, BGE PeakRewards
Consumers Energy Undisclosed
Comcast Director of Product Strategy
Commonwealth Edison Demand Response Manager; Director; Project Manager; and Sr. Energy Efficiency Project Manager
Comverge Director, Utility Sales, West; and Director of Utility Sales
Con Edison Senior Specialist; Specialist; and Senior Analyst
ConnectDER CEO
Constellation Senior Energy Market Analyst
Consultant Consultant
Consumers Energy Company Director of Smart Energy Customer Programs & Pilot; Manager; Program Manager, Time of Use; Residential Demand Response — Program Manager; and Senior Program Manager
Copeland Energy & Utility Solutions, Business Development
Core States Group Program Manager
CPower Marketing Manager
Customized Energy Solutions Director
Dairyland Power Cooperative Supervisor, Load Management
DNV GL Principal Consultant; and Senior Vice President
Dominion Energy Director — New Technology & Energy Conservation; and Energy Conservation Program Manager
DTE Energy Energy Optimization — Demand Side Management; Marketing Analyst; Manager; Principal Marketing Specialist; Principal Supervisor — Demand Response; Program Managers; and Strategist and Project Specialist
Duck River Electric Membership Corp Consumer Information Specialist; Electrical Engineer; and Operating Engineer
Duke Energy Business Operations Analyst; DSM & Retail Programs Analyst II; Lead DSM & Retail Programs Analyst; Product & Services Manager; Product & Services Manager, Demand Response; Products & Services Specialist, Demand Response; Program Coordinator; Program Managers; Program Specialist; Senior Admin Spec; Senior DSM & Retail Programs Analysts; Service Coordinator, DSM Back Office; and Senior Products & Services Specialist
E Source Analyst; and Data Scientist
Eaton Marketing Managers; Marketing Specialist; Program Manager; Sales Director; Sales Director— West; and Sales Specialist
ecobee Account Manager; and Product Manager
Ecova, Inc. Senior Director, Product Management
EETS Inc. Undisclosed
EfficiencyOne Regulatory Engineering Lead
Efficiency Vermont / VEIC Strategic Initiatives Manager
Electric Power Research Institute Engineer Scientist II
Emerson Commercial & Residential Solutions Business Development Manager; and Sales Support Manager
Energy Northwest Project Developer
Energy Solutions Distributed Energy Resources Senior Project Manager; Energy Efficiency Associate; Operations Associate; Project Managers; Senior Project Manager; Senior Trade Ally Manager; and Vice President — Business Services
Energy Trust of Oregon Sector Lead
EnergyHub Associate — Market Operations; Marketing Managers; Operations and Program Effectiveness Specialist; Program Managers; Product Marketing; Sales Executives; and Senior Associate, Marketing Operations
EnerNOC Demand Response Operations Analyst
Enivronmental Defense Fund Senior Economist
EPRI Engineer
Ernst & Young Senior Consultant
FATE Consortium CEO
Fayetteville Public Works Commission Customer Programs Manager; and Key Accounts Agent
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Energy Industry Analysts
Fleet Carma, a division of Geotab Electric Vehicle Product Manager; General Manager; Partner Account Specialist; Senior Product Manager; Solutions Engineer, Data; and Undisclosed
Flynn Wright Account Executive
FortisBC Inc. Program Manager
FPL Senior Business Specialist
Franklin Energy Group Senior Director
Galland Consulting Principal
GE Power Architect, Distributed Energy Solutions
George Washington University Law School Chief Business & Regulatory Innovations Officer
Georgia Power Energy Efficiency Support Rep; and Program Manager
Google (Nest Labs) Head of Energy Regulatory and Governmental Affairs; Industry Partnerships, Energy; and Program Manager
Greenlots Product Manager
High West Energy CEO/GM; and CFO
Honda R&D Americas, Inc. Principal Engineers
Honeywell Smart Energy Manager — Solutions Design; Senior Business Consultant; and Solution Manager — Demand Response
Hood River County Energy Coordinator
ICF Energy Consultant; Residential Account Manager; Manager, C&I; Manager; Senior Associate; and Undisclosed
IGS Energy Innovation Manager
ILLUME Advising Senior Research Analyst; and Technical Director, Qualitative Research
Independent Program Manager; and Consultant
ISO New England Analyst
Itron Director, MarCom; Program Manager; Solutions Delivery Manager; and VP Distributed Energy Management
Japan Smart Community Alliance Senior Advisor; and Strategic Planner
Joule Assets COO / Co-Founder; and Research & Regulatory Manager
JouleSmart Solutions President
Kansas City Power & Light Senior Product Manager
Konkuk University Program Manager
Lansing Board of Water & Light Planning Engineer
LEF Engineering, PLLC Owner
Leidos/PSU/Smart Grid NW Support Staff
LG Corporation Director, Energy Technology Partnerships
Lockheed Martin Energy Deputy Director; Program Manager; and Senior Program Manager
Los Angeles Department of Water and Power Electrical Engineering Associates
LTR, Inc. Senior Business Development Manager
Lunera Field Application Engineer
Mad Dash President
Madison Gas & Electric Company Senior Account Manager
Massachusetts Institute of Technology Director of Research
Maui Electric Company President
Mexico Comision Reguladora de Energia Commissioner
Middle TN Electric Membership Corp Energy Efficiency Demand Response Coordinator
Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance Program Associate
Missouri Office of the Public Counsel Regulatory Economist
MN Center for Energy and Environment Manager, Program & Policy
Modesto Irrigation District Smart Grid Engineer
National Grid Manager New Product Marketing; Senior Analyst; and Senior Program Managers
National Rural Electric Cooperative Association Energy Consumers Analyst
Navigant Consulting Associate Directors; Directors; and Research Director
NB Power Director, Distributed Energy Resource Management; and Manager Demand Side Management
NCEMC Director, Innovation and Business Development
Nest Labs Business Development, Energy Partnerships; Business Developments; and Head of Energy Partnerships — West
New Braunfels Utilities Demand Response Coordinator; and Energy Analyst; Power Supply Manager
New Hampshire Electric Cooperative Director of Access and Distributed Resources
New York Power Authority Director, Clean Energy Technology
Newfoundland Power Undisclosed
Nexant, Inc. Program Manager
NextEra Energy Resources, Inc Project Development Director
NMR Group Research Associate II
North Highland (on behalf of BPA) DER Program Development
North Pacific Paper Co. Energy Manager
NRG Curtailment Solutions Regulatory Compliance Manager
Oklahoma Gas & Electric Supervisor of Customer Programs; and Program Manager
Omaha Public Power District Director, Product Development & Marketing
Opinion Dynamics Senior Vice President
Oracle/Opower Director, Regulatory Affairs; and Program Managers
Orange and Rockland Utilities, Inc. Program Administrator
Otter Tail Power Company Sr. Retail Energy Solution Specialist
Pacific Gas & Electric Company Attorney; DR Policy Manager; Program Managers; Program Managers, Expert; Regulatory Policy Analyst; Senior Business Analyst; Strategic Analyst, Expert; Supervisor CES Program Manager; Supervisor, DR; Supervisor Product Manager; and Undisclosed
Peak Load Management Alliance Executive Director; and Member Services
PECO, an Exelon Company Manager Marketing Technical Services
PEPCO Holdings, an Exelon Company Assistant General Counsel; Manager Energy Efficiency; Program Manager, Energy Wise Rewards; Senior Portfolio Manager, Demand Side Management; Senior Program Manager; and Undisclosed
PGE Product Developer; and Project Manager
PJM Manager — Demand Side Response Operations
Polity Partners Principal
Portland General Electric Analyst; DER Planning Analyst; Economic Analyst; Operations Lead; Program Manager; and Senior Financial Analyst
Powerley Senior Product Analyst
Prairie Power VP Generation & Major Projects
PSEG Long Island Lead Analyst
Public Service Co. of Oklahoma (AEP) Customer Engagement & Programs Supervisor; Consumer Engagement Coordinator & Programs Coordinator
Public Utilities Commission of Nevada Economist
Public Works Commission of The City of Fayetteville Market Planning Specialist
Puget Sound Energy Market Analyst
Rappahannock Electric Cooperative Director of Member Solutions; Government Affairs & Demand Response Administrator; and Marketing Research Analyst;
Recurrent Chief Operating Officer
Recurve Business Development Manager
REGEN Energy Co-founder & EVP Business Dev
Renewable Northwest WA Policy Advocate
Research Into Action President; and Consultant
RETI Founder and Executive Director
Sacramento Engineering Consultants Product Services Coordinator; and Undisclosed
SafePlug COO and EVP
Salt River Project Market Research Analyst Senior; Principal Engineer; Senior Planner; Senior Program Manager; and Senior Research Analyst
Schneider Electric Business Development; Senior Firmware Design Engineer; Senior Manager, Utility Solutions; Smart Grid Software Manager; and Strategic Account Manager
Scope Services Sales Director
Seimens Undisclosed
SEPA Program Manager; and Research Analyst
Seventhwave Director
Shifted Energy Director of Business Development
Skipping Stone Principal; and Partner
Smart Energy Consumer Collaborative President & CEO
Smarten Undisclosed
SMECO Energy Analyst Assistant
Snohomish County PUD Energy Management Engineer; and Senior Program Manager
Sonoma Clean Power Program Manager
Southern California Edison Demand Response Compliance Advisor; Demand Response Programs; Director, Portfolio Planning & Analysis; DR Operational Support Manager; Energy Contracts/Trading Specialist, Contract Orig; Energy Markets Specialist, Short—Term Demand Forecast; Engineer; Engineer, Emerging Products; Manager, Customer Choice Services; Manager, Customer Outreach & Support; Manager, DSM Strategy; Manager of Demand Response; Manager, Mass Market DR Programs; Project Engineer; Principal Manager of Energy Operations; Principal Manager, Regulatory Affairs & Compliance; Project Manager; Project Manager, DR Mass Market Tariff Programs; Project Manager, DR Tariff & Contract Programs; Project Manager, DSM Forecasting & Cost Effectiveness; Project Manager, Mass Market Solutions; Project Manager, Policy Coordination, Implementation & Analysis; Project Manager, Solution Development; Senior Advisor, Energy Policy | Regulatory Affairs; Senior Advisor, Large Power DR Program; Senior Advisor, Strategic Planning; Senior Business Analyst, DSM Forecasting & Cost Effectiveness; Senior Manager; Senior Manager, DR Tariff & Contract Programs; Senior Manager, DSM Forecasting & Cost Effectiveness; Senior Manager, Large Power DR Program; Senior Manager — Resource Optimization; Senior Marketing Analyst, DSM Economic Analysis & Rep; Senior Project Analyst, DR Tariff & Contract Programs; Senior Project Analyst, Mass Market Solutions; Senior Project Manager; Senior Project Manager, DSM Forecasting & Cost Effectiveness; Senior Project Manager, DSM Operational Support; Senior Project Manager, DR Tariff & Contract Programs; Senior Project Manager, DSM RFO Management; Senior Project Manager, Policy Coordination, Implementation & Analysis; Senior Specialist, Customer Choice Services; Senior Specialist, DSM Policy & Compliance; and Specialist, Policy Coordination, Implementation & Analysis
Stratis Undisclosed
Summerhill SVP Sales and Marketing
Sympower BV Expansion Manager
Synergy Companies Engineer
Tacoma Power Power Analyst; and Utilities Economist, Senior
Tantalus Inc. Strategic Account Manager
Tantalus Systems Director, Commercial Marketing
Target Director, SmartBuildings; and Lead Program Manager
TECO Energy, an Amera Company Undisclosed
Tendril Program Manager; Senior Director, Business Development; Senior Director — Business & Partnership Development; Senior Solution Architect; Utility Sales Representative; and Vice President, Sales
Tennessee Valley Authority Manager, Demand Side Programs; Manager, EnergyRight Solutions for Customer Systems; Program Managers; Program Specialist; and Senior Program Managers
TetraTech Undisclosed
The Energy Fix Principal Writer
Threshold Undisclosed
Toshiba Energy Services and Solutions Engineer
Trane Portfolio Manager, Utility & Grid Solutions
TrickleStar Director, Market Development
U.S. Department of Energy Acting Director of EERE Stakeholder Engagement; Director, Grid Modernization, Office of Renewable Power; Policy Advisor; Policy Analyst; and Supervisory Physical Scientist
U.S. Department of Energy, EERE S&T Policy Fellow
U.S. Energy Association Senior Program Coordinator
U.S. Energy Information Administration Supervisory Economist
UC Berkeley Graduate student
United Power New Business Coordinator
United States Energy Association Senior Program Coordinator
University of California, Davis 2016 MBA Candidate
Utility Integration Solutions, Inc. President
Utilligent Senior Project Manager
Vectren Utility Senior Energy Efficiency Analyst
Vistra Corp Analyst
WA Utilities and Transportation Commission Program Managers
WaterFurnace International CEO; and Senior Vice President
WeatherBug Home / Earth Networks Program Managers
WECC Associate Engineer
West Monroe Partners Consultant; and Senior Consultant
Xcel Energy Associate Product Portfolio Manager; Demand Management Manager; DSM Product Developer; Energy Engineer; Load Management Analysts; Program Manager; Senior Regulatory Analyst; and Undisclosed
Xignux Business Development Manager
Xylem Principal System Engineer
Zeuthen Management Solutions Inc. Person in Charge