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AESP Online Courses are a convenient and affordable way to fit training into busy schedules.

They are especially useful in times such as: .
•    You (finally!) can carve time to take courses that you need.
•    You need further education to earn CEUs. but are unable to travel or take time out
•    You have new staff that you need to train, but have no time or a remote workplace situation makes staff training impossible.

Course 1: Energy Basics

Approximately 1-2 hours ONLINE. Earn 0.2 CEUs. 

Energy. We use it every day, but why is it important? Who uses it? How is it generated and transmitted to end users? This course will enable DSM program managers to answer these foundational questions. Upon completion you will be able to:

- Define and describe the different types of energy resources
- Understand how these resources are generated, transported, measured, and consumed
- Understand how the energy industry functions.

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Course 2: Utility Fundamentals

Approximately 1-2 hours ONLINE. Earn 0.2 CEUs. 

You may work in the demand-side management industry, but do you know how this industry, or even utilities for that matter, came about? This course helps DSM program managers understand basic industry fundamentals, including its origins and the complex relationship between regulation and operations. Upon completion, you will be able to:

• Recall how legislation and regulation have shaped the industry.
• Identify how federal, state, provincial, and local regulation provided North American utilities a framework to standardize their operations
• Identify the regulatory policy tools for increasing adoption of energy efficiency, demand response, and distributed energy resources
• Recognize the impact of regulation on utility operations, as well as the various levels of regulatory oversight.
• Recognize current policy and regulatory trends that are impacting the future of the utility industry.

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Course 3: Utility Business Models

Approximately 1-2 hours ONLINE. Earn 0.2 CEUs. 

Much has changed to the traditional utility business model over the past decade. This course is designed to enable DSM program managers to understand how utilities traditionally operate (make money) and how their traditional operations are being disrupted through the advent of new policies and technologies. Upon completion you will be able to: 

• Define and describe the traditional utility business model.
• Identify how a utility generates revenue.
• Identify the major changes occurring to traditional generation and transmission that are impacting the utility business model.
• Describe utility customers adoption of new technology is changing the utility business model.
• Explain how improved access to new technology and real-time information is impacting utilities relationship with their customers.

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Course 4: Contract Management

Approximately 1-2 hours ONLINE. Earn 0.2 CEUs. 

Contract management matters, especially so for a demand-side management program manager who uses contract vehicles to manage and execute all their work. This course instructs attendees on the best practices in contract, budget, change, and risk management necessary for successful project and program management. Upon completion, you will be able to:
• Describe why contracts and contract management matters, and the steps to ensuring contracting success.
• Identify pre-contracting needs and how to prepare for going out to contract.
• Describe the steps and components of the solicitation process.
• Outline how to initiate, setup, and manage a contract successfully post-award.
• Identify best practices in managing vendor and financial risk, and how to enact change management.
• Identify how to initiate and manage change within a contractual relationship.
• Define and describe the project-close out process.

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Course 5: Cost Effectiveness

 Approximately 2.5 hours ONLINE. Earn 0.2 CEUs

Cost Benefit Tests have the power to make or break a program. If TRC, SCT, UCT, PCT, RIM, and RVT just look like alphabet soup to you – then this is for you. Suitable for implementers, marketers and business developers, or evaluators who want to get back to basics. This course explains the different tests, the inputs, and how to run the tests. Understand how various inputs affect cost effectiveness. Be prepared to do some math and have a few “aha” moments. After taking this class you will be able to:

    Run simple cost effectiveness analysis for most DSM programs (energy efficiency, demand response, distributed energy resources).
    Interpret results when an offering or program passes some, but not all the tests.
    Understand what revenue requirements mean and how the tests impact it.
   

 

Cost

Course 1-4 Bundle:
Member Price: $799 USD, or (4) Group Member Points
Non-Member Price: $1,199 USD

Course 1 - Energy Basics:
Member Price: $149 USD, or (1) Group Member Point
Non-Member Price: $249 USD

Course 2 - Utility Fundamentals:
Member Price: $249 USD, or (1) Group Member Point
Non-Member Price: $349 USD

Course 3 - Utility Business Models:
Member Price: $249 USD, or (1) Group Member Point
Non-Member Price: $349 USD

Course 4 - Contract Management:
Member Price: $249 USD, or (1) Group Member Point
Non-Member Price: $349 USD

Course 5 - Cost Effectiveness:
Member Price: $199 USD, or (1) Group Member Point
Non-Member Price: $299 USD


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