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AESP launches Certificate Program in DSM program management

Tuesday, September 18, 2018  
Posted by: Adeline Lui
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This article appeared in the September 18, 2018 issues of T&D World. See original article here:


AESP Launches Certificate Program in Demand Side Management

Amy Fischbach | Sep 18, 2018

The Association of Energy Services Professionals (AESP) has launched a new certificate program developed specifically for demand-side management professionals.

 The Certificate of Excellence in DSM Program Management provides current and prospective employers the assurance that professionals with whom they work have the essential knowledge required to manage demand-side management programs, and the skills required to succeed.

The program is delivered in a combination of online and in-person instructor-led formats. Program participants move through the program in a cohort designed to optimize peer-to-peer learning and networking. Participants also collaborate as a team to develop and deliver a Capstone project at the conclusion of the program.

 The certificate is earned through mastery in course work dedicated to a range of topics and fields of study:

  • Energy Basics - online
  • Utility Fundamentals - online
  • Utility Business Models - online
  • Contract Management - online
  • DSM Program Cycle – two separate in-person courses

“The Certificate of Excellence in Demand-Side Management is an important step forward for our industry,” said AESP CEO John Hargrove. “Our industry is thriving and growing and what we need now is a mechanism that provides stratification for those who reached a level of excellence and expertise in demand-side management.”  AESP’s Certificate of Excellence in DSM Program Management was developed and is delivered by The Cadmus Group team.


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