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PLMA Training: Evolution of DR to DER, Sept 28-29, 2021
Tuesday, September 28, 2021, 12:30 PM to Wednesday, September 29, 2021, 4:30 PM EDT
Category: PLMA Training

PLMA Training Live Online Class
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The Evolution of DR to DER

DATE: Sept 28-29, 2021 Live Online
TIME: This class is presented in two 4-Hour Days:
Tuesday, Sept 28, 12:30 to 4:30 pm ET   |   9:30 am to 1:30 pm PT
Wednesday, Sept 29, 12:30 to 4:30 pm ET   |   9:30 am to 1:30 pm PT

This two-day live online class provides an overview of how today’s demand response initiatives are evolving to interact with a future that includes distributed energy resources for peak load management, and much more. The class content expands on a white paper available at

Class Learning Objectives:

  • 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.

Cost to Register: 

  • Staff of PLMA member organizations: $199 (Please note that PLMA member passes do not apply).
  • All others: $399

Who Should Attend
This class is well-suited to new and transitioning utility and regulatory staff employees and to solution providers. It offers a breadth of knowledge on how to transition, reposition, and create customer programs based on demand response and distributed energy resources as a means to address peak electricity demand, mitigate high energy prices, and manage variable generation.

The class is open to all energy industry stakeholders. PLMA offers significantly discounted rates to PLMA member organizations and partners. 

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