Demand Response Training Series
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Evolution of Demand Response to Distributed Energy Resources
September 28-29, 2021 Presented Live Online

Tuesday, Sept 28: 12:30 to 4:30 pm ET  |  9:30 am to 1:30 pm PT
Wednesday, Sept 29: 12:30 to 4:30 pm ET  |  9:30 am to 1:30 pm PT

This two-day live online class explains how today’s demand response initiatives are evolving to interact with an emerging future with distributed energy resources for peak load management, and much more. The class content expands on a white paper available at

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Class Learning Objectives:

  • Articulate a common, descriptive language for describing the evolution of demand response as seen through the eyes of industry leaders,
  • Explain the current state of the fundamental market principles and technology enabling demand response initiatives today,
  • Compare and contrast how demand response programs perform relative to energy efficiency, thermal/battery storage, and renewable energy initiatives,
  • Introduce examples of portfolio design strategies and implementation tactics to address the challenges of a fading boundary between bulk power exchange and retail electricity usage,
  • Detail-free and low-cost resources to learn more about topics and initiatives discussed.

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Education Planning Co-Chairs

Mark Martinez

Mark Martinez
Southern Calif. Edison

Christine Riker

Christine Riker
Energy Solutions

Guest Instructors

Joseph Childs, Eaton

Joseph Childs

Debyani Ghosh, Navigant

Debyani Ghosh

Kessie Avseikova, Opinion Dynamics

Kessie Avseikova
Opinion Dynamics

Richard Phillip, PLMA

Richard Phillip

John Powers, Extensible Energy

John Powers
Extensible Energy

Jenny Roehm, Schneider Electric

Jenny Roehm
Schneider Electric

Class Agenda

September 28, 2021

Day 1 
12:30 to 4:30 pm ET 
9:30 am to 1:30 pm PT
"Fundamentals and Technology"

12:30 - 12:45 PM Welcoming Remarks and Introductions
Christine Riker, Energy Solutions

12:45 - 1:25PM

Demand Response Fundamentals
Christine Riker, Energy Solutions
1:25 - 1:35 PM Short Break
1:35 - 2:25 PM DR Technology Overview
Joseph Childs, Eaton
2:25 - 2:35 PM Short Break
2:35 - 3:25 PM Wholesale Power Markets Design
John Powers, Extensible Energy
3:25-3:35 PM Short Break
3:35 - 4:25 PM How Demand Response Fits in Wholesale Markets
Rich Philip, PLMA
4:25-4:30 PM Wrap-up and Discussion
4:30 PM Adjourn Day 1

September 29, 2021

Day 2
12:30 to 4:30 pm ET
9:30 am to 1:30 pm PT
"Strategies and Tactics"

12:30 - 1:30 PM Portfolio Development
Debyani Ghosh, Guidehouse
1:30 - 1:40 PM Short Break
1:40 - 2:40 PM Program Design and Implementation
Jenny Roehm, Schneider Electric
2:40 - 2:50 PM Short Break
2:50 - 3:50 PM Evaluation, Measurement & Verification
Kessie Avseikova, Opinion Dynamics
3:50 - 4:00 PM Short Break
4:00 - 4:30 PM Closing Remarks and Where to Learn More
Christine Riker, Energy Solutions
4:30 PM Adjourn Day 2

Registration Rates

  • Staff of PLMA member organizations: $199
  • All others: $399
  • A limited number of class scholarships are available, contact [email protected] to learn more.

Staff of PLMA member organizations must sign-in to receive member registration rates. If you are not an employee of a PLMA member organization, click on the "Register" button and follow the directions to create a free Non-Member Attendee user profile with PLMA and you'll be able to register using the non-member rate.

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Who Should Attend

This class is well-suited to new and transitioning utility and regulatory staff employees and to solution providers. It offers a breadth of knowledge on how to transition, reposition, or create customer programs based on demand response and distributed energy resources as a means to address peak electricity demand, mitigate high energy prices, and manage variable generation.

The class is open to all industry stakeholders, with significantly discounted rates available to PLMA member organizations and partners. To see who typically attends PLMA classes, please click here.

Class Materials

All class registrants will receive access to PLMA's class presentation materials on our Load Management Resource Center
In addition, you can request a PLMA Certificate of Completion at the close of this class.

Continuing Education

This class may qualify for AEE continuing education credits and may be accepted for other certifications as well. PLMA can provide supporting documentation upon request for your particular submission.

Cancellation Policy

We know plans change and therefore, PLMA always provides full refunds for cancellations made at least 24 hours in advance of the start of an event. Alternatively, if you are not able to attend this class, you can transfer your registration to a colleague at your organization, at no additional cost.