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This two day course will address the full spectrum of DSM procurement and delivery approaches, emphasizing the implications of current and anticipated changes in regulation and the structure of the utility industry. DSM will continue to play an important role in resource planning. However, competitive pressures and changes in regulation and industry structure will change the focus, and place more emphasis on retaining customers, improving load factor, and strengthening market position.
This course will be essential to those considering new approaches to DSM as well as those already involved in such approaches, such as utilities, ESCo's, regulators, consultants and public interest groups. Covering a wide variety of subjects, such as bidding, ensuring savings are delivered, current experience, key decisions in designing DSM procurement and delivery programs, what methods will be effective in various scenarios projected for the industry, and more; this course will be highly interactive, and will include detailed case studies and a simulated negotiation in which the class actually designs a DSM procurement and delivery process for a mock utility.
The participants will learn the advantages and disadvantages, costs and benefits, and value of information of various types of market segmentation. The objective is to promote thinking about the best ways of segmenting markets to help meet the specific needs of each participant. Types of market segmentation addressed includes vertical (SIC/firmographic), needs- based, solution-based, and hybrid/eclectic approaches. Group exercises will be used extensively to demonstrate the use of the various segmentation tools and techniques.
The rapid pace of technological change in energy efficient technologies means everyone involved in any aspect of DSM needs up-to-date information to keep abreast of how these technologies can be applied to residential, commercial and industrial programs. This course, through interactive exercises, demonstrations and lectures, will provide an understanding of how efficient technologies work, as well as the underlying theory. Operating differences between standard and high efficiency technologies will be demonstrated, as will be the interaction among various energy systems in a facility, such as lighting and HVAC.
This course will provide non-technical personnel with the necessary tools to implement high value DSM programs that improve human comfort, organizational productivity and environmental quality while still achieving load shape objectives.
With the climate changing in the utility business, it is no longer easy to be successful in designing, developing and implementing DSM programs. These programs must achieve their goals without adversely affecting rates, and with maximum efficiency. This course will feature utility speakers with front-line experience in doing just that. They will provide guidance, direction and war stories in the steps needed to bring residential, commercial and industrial DSM programs to market successfully.