Note: Registering for the seminar does not automatically register you to take the CEP exam. To complete the certification application process ($300 fee) and qualify to sit for the exam, or for more information on CEP certification, CLICK HERE.
A THREE-DAY SEMINAR
This program is a U.S. Green Building Council Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI) Credential Maintenance Program (CMP) Approved Training Course
USGBC's GBCI/CMP program facilitates access to high quality professional development courses to further enrich the knowledge and understanding of green building theory, techniques, and trends for building professionals. Each course is reviewed by third-party-trained reviewers and meets the criteria and guidelines established by the USGBC Professional Development Committee. This course qualifies for GBCI's Credential Maintenance Program (CMP) for LEED® professionals.
The Association of Energy Engineers is a Corporate Member of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and an approved EPP.
Seminar participants are responsible for making their own hotel reservations. A block of rooms offering special group rates has been reserved at the hotel where each course will take place. When you call, be sure to mention AEE and the name of the seminar you will be attending to receive the group rates.
ABOUT THE SEMINAR
This comprehensive three-day instructional program has been designed to provide the specific training and background information needed by professionals preparing to sit for the Certified Energy Procurement (CEP) Professional certification examination. The program covers the full spectrum of topics essential to the energy procurement process, examining both electricity and natural gas, from both a purchasing/procurement and a selling/marketing perspective. Youll learn the best approaches for defining corporate energy goals, assessing energy use parameters, evaluating energy provider options, comparing competitive proposals, and integrating the benefits of competitive energy procurement into an overall energy management program. On the selling side, the program will examine proven strategies for building a customer base, answering RFPs, and establishing overall sound business practices that will build your market share and status as a player in the marketplace.
CEP CERTIFICATION AEE's Certified Energy Procurement (CEP) Professional program is designed to recognize professionals who have achieved a high level of expertise and competence in the areas of purchasing, selling, and marketing electricity and gas in today's deregulated market. The CEP certification process requires the completing of this seminar, as well as the submitting of a separate application and $300 application fee, which qualifies you to sit for the exam. The CEP exam is administered on the afternoon of the third day of each seminar. For more information on the certification process, visit www.aeecenter.org/CEP.
LEGISLATION, REGULATION & ENERGY OUTLOOK FOR ENERGY PROCUREMENT • Energy Usage Breakdown • History of Energy Management • Importance of Energy Procurement
THE STRUCTURE OF THE ELECTRIC UTILITY INDUSTRY • Generation, Transmission and Distribution • Review of the Physical System • Billing Iinformation • Traditional Ways of Seeking Lower Rates
PURCHASING ELECTRICITY UNDER CURRENT RULES • Procurement Process • Information Gathering • Aggregation • Creating the RFP • Selecting a Power Marketer, Broker or Aggregator • Evaluating Bids • Negotiating Contracts • Contract Adherence • Congestion Management • Standard Market Design • Locational Marginal Pricing
THE STRUCTURE OF THE NATURAL GAS INDUSTRY • Producer, Transporter and Distributor • Review of the Physical System • Current Rate System • Billing Information • Traditional Ways of Seeking Lower Rates
PURCHASING NATURAL GAS UNDER THE NEW RULES • Procurement Process • Information Gathering • Aggregation • Creating the RFP • Selecting a Gas Marketer, Broker or Aggregator • Evaluating Bids • Negotiating Contracts • Contract Adherence
METERING, LOAD PROFILING & REAL TIME PRICING • Metering • Load Management • Real Time Pricing • Fuel Switching • Energy Clearing Prices
ENERGY TRADING & RISK MANAGEMENT • Introduction to NYMEX • Introduction to Future Markets • Hedging Fundamentals • BASIS Basics • Correlation • Exchange of Futures for Physicals • Spreads • Options
FUNDAMENTALS OF GAS & ELECTRIC MARKETING • Gas Producer, Transporter and Distributor • Power Generator, Transporter and Distributor • LDC Tariffs • Answering RFPs • Customer Relations • Account Management
ENERGY COST AVOIDANCE STRATEGIES • Cogeneration • On-Site Power Generation" • Gas Cooling • Energy Management
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTORS
Each seminar will be conducted by a team of instructors which includes two of the following energy procurement experts:
RICHARD J. COSTELLO, P.E., C.E.M., C.D.S.M., C.L.E.P., is President of Acela Energy Group. He was previously founder and president of Westwood Energy Group. Mr. Costello conducts seminars on energy procurement and management nationwide, and has participated in the development of AEEs Certified Energy Procurement (CEP) Professional program.
JOHN SNELL is Senior Vice President at the RMI Division of FCStone, LLC. He founded Risk Management Incorporated (RMI) in 1988 to provide energy price risk management consulting, execution, and software services to energy end users. In 2010 RMI became a wholly owned subsidiary of INTL FCStone Inc. Mr. Snell has presented at numerous energy conferences including industry trade groups such as AGA, APGA, SGA, NYMEX and NARUC.
DAN CONRATH is Senior Vice President at the RMI Division of FCStone, LLC. In 1992 he partnered with John Snell of Risk Management Incorporated (RMI), which became a wholly owned subsidiary of INTL FCStone Inc. in 2010. He has significant practical experience in guiding utilities and energy-intensive companies on the best application of risk management methodologies for their respective cultures and risk tolerances.
STEPHEN J. MURPHY, P.E. currently serves as Regional Sales Manager, New England region, for GDF Suez Energy Resources, NA. He was previously Vice President of Westwood Energy Group. Mr. Murphy has served on the executive group of the Edison Electric Institute's Transmission Committee, and the board of directors for the local AEE chapter. His experience includes electric transmission and distribution operations, supply and demand-side resources, and consulting in the gas and electric industries.
Note: Below are standard seminar hours. Please refer to your registration confirmation letter to confirm actual seminar hours for the program for which you have registered.
Sign-in and Onsite Registration Day 1: 8:15 am Seminar Hours Day 1: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Seminar Hours Day 2: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm Seminar Hours Day 3: 8:00 am - 12:00 noon Exam on Day 3 Following Seminar: 1:00 - 5:00 pm (separate pre-application required to sit for exam)
For assistance or questions pertaining to your seminar registration, please contact the registrar directly during the hours of 10:00 am -5:00 pm (eastern time U.S.) at (770) 925-9633, or email her at terese@aeecenter .org
MAXIMIZING ENERGY SAVINGS & MINIMIZING COSTS John Studebaker, Ph.D.