Presented online in a series of four 2½-hour and one 2-hour live time modules, this seminar is designed to provide the specific training and background needed by professionals preparing to sit for AEE's Certified Demand Side Manager (CDSM) certification examination. The course agenda also includes updates on topics of current importance to all individuals involved in development, implementation or management of demand side management and response programs.
You can participate in the seminar from your office, home, or anywhere you have access to the internet and a phone or VOIP. You'll have opportunities to interact with your instructor and colleagues in real time during the six live teleconferencing sessions.
Become a Certified Demand Side Manager (CDSM). Here's your opportunity to take part in a focused, fast-paced instructional program, designed both to expand your knowledge in the field, and to provide the specific training needed by to prepare you to sit for AEE's Certfied Demand Side Manager (CDSM) professional certification exam. Completion of this seminar also fills the training requirement for CDSM candidates.
The program provides a concentrated understanding of significant components of demand side management (DSM) and demand response (DR) programs for those who are involved in developing, implementing, managing, or working on these programs. Topics will include:
Understanding the history and drivers behind DSM and DR programs
DSM and DR types and how to financially evaluate them
Cost effectiveness tests including viewpoints, inputs, and calculations
Designing and implementing new DSM and DR programs and pitfalls to avoid to ensure their ongoing cost effectiveness
Managing and verifying DSM and DR programs for meeting customer as well as regulatory requirements
As more and more DSM and DR programs are being implemented by utilities, states, and government entities, having a comprehensive and broad understanding of all of the critical facets of such programs is vital for those involved in directing, managing, administering, and supporting them. This concentrated, one-of-a-kind live online seminar is designed to provide this necessary knowledge. All attendees will receive the full three day course workbook in electronic form in conjunction with this course.
Complete Your Certification Application & Register for an Exam
This program covers the full scope of subjects addressed on the AEE's certification exam. The exam can be taken at a remote testing center. For more about certification and testing, visit aeecenter.org, then select the required certification and complete step 2 of the application process.
Dates and Times
The following offering(s) of the Best Practices for Facilitating Demand Side Management & Response Programs Online Seminar are currently scheduled. The program consists of four 2½-hour and one 2-hour teleconferencing sessions, for a total of 12 hours of instruction.
Beginning on December 11 – 15, 2017 and April 23-27, 2018 , with session dates and times as follows:
Times (Eastern time US)
3:00 - 5:30 pm
3:00 - 5:30 pm
3:00 - 5:30 pm
3:00 - 5:30 pm
3:00 - 5:00 pm
Completion of all five modules is required to receive CEU and PDH Credit, and Course Certificate awarded by AEE.
SESSION 1: 2.5 hours
Purpose of Course
Goals of the program
Jobs for CDSM candidates
CDSM exam overview
Purpose and Benefits of DSM and DR
Customer benefits and perspectives
Utility benefits and perspectives
Society benefits and perspectives
History of DSM and DR
Key legislation points that lead us to where we are today
Drivers of DSM and DR programs
DSM and DR Program Types
Energy and demand
Load management / curtailment
SESSION 2: 2.5 hours
Understanding the Financials of DSM and DR Programs
Methods of evaluation
Net present value
Discount rates and their appropriate selection
Cost Effectiveness Tests
RIM, TRC, UCT, SCT, PCT
Pros and cons of each test
Perspectives of each test
Cautions of each test
Basic formulas for each test
Input's associated with each test
SESSION 3: 2.5 hours
Cost Effectiveness (Data and Precautions)
Walk through of calculations of cost effectiveness tests
Precautions of data
Data input and needs for evaluation
Designing DSM and DR Programs
Considerations prior to design
Deciding on what programs to develop and initiate
Overall design process
Information needed for design
Free rider evaluation methods
Standards development and pitfalls to avoid
SESSION 4: 2.5 hours
Implementing DSM and DR Programs
Implementation guidance and process
Process and framework development
Required supporting documents
Managing DSM and DR Programs
Effective engagement and oversight
Reasons why programs are successful and some are not
Overcoming and preventing future program pitfalls
Handling issues that arise
SESSION 5: 2 hours
Verifying DSM and DR Programs
Effective program metrics and trending
Measurement and verification (M&V) purpose and considerations
Types of M&V
Planning and when to perform M&V
M&V advice and cautions
Exam preparation and strategies for taking exam
Your Realtime Program Instructor
MARK R. ROCHE, C.E.M., C.E.P., B.E.P., C.I.A.Q.P., has more than 25 years experience in power generation, energy delivery, energy management, utility marketing, and customer service. He has developed and presented a number of instructional programs on energy management and professional development, with a concentrated focus on how to implement effective energy management programs. Mr. Roche also serves as a core instructor for AEE's Business Energy Professional (BEP) program, as well as chair of the BEP board, and as a member of the Certified Energy Manager (CEM) board. He is currently the commercial energy management supervisor for Tampa Electric Company.
Course Materials and Advance Preparations
The seminar fee covers registration for all six two-hour program modules, seminar workbook (downloadable PDF format), course certificate, and teleconferencing services, including domestic phone charges. (International calls will have non-tollfree access.) Payment in full must be received prior to the start date of the seminar.
You will receive instructions, personal support, and a chance to test your teleconferencing connection in advance of the first session.
Enrollment in this realtime online seminar will be limited to 40 participants to ensure that each student has ample opportunity for interaction with instructors and other participants.
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