AESP’s Demand Side Management Self-Paced Courses

From corporate offices to the living room, all the skills you need to flex demand to meet your needs.

Energy Basics (90 Day Access)

Members: $150 (2 Group Member Points) / Non-Member: $199

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 demand side management (DSM) program managers to answer these foundational questions.

Learning Objectives
  • Define and describe the different types of energy resources
  • Demonstrate how these resources are generated, transported, measured, and consumed.
  • Describe how the energy industry functions.
Awards 0.2 CEUs / 2 PDHs (Click for more info)

Offers 0.2 CEUs/ 2 PDHs with passing score of 70% on end of the course quiz

AESP is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). AESP complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard, which is recognized internationally as a standard of excellence in instructional practices. As a result of this accreditation, AESP is authorized to issue the IACET CEU. AESP instructors disclose in advance that they have no interest in any product, service, or material discussed during the course. This information is stated orally and in the training course handbook.

Utility Fundamentals (90 Day Access)

Members: $150 (2 Group Member Points) / Non-Member: $199

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.

Learning Objectives
  • 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.
Awards 0.2 CEUs / 2 PDHs (Click for more info)

Offers 0.2 CEUs/ 2 PDHs with passing score of 70% on end of the course quiz

AESP is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). AESP complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard, which is recognized internationally as a standard of excellence in instructional practices. As a result of this accreditation, AESP is authorized to issue the IACET CEU. AESP instructors disclose in advance that they have no interest in any product, service, or material discussed during the course. This information is stated orally and in the training course handbook.

Utility Business Models (90 Day Access)

Members: $150 (2 Group Member Points) / Non-Member: $199

This course is designed to enable you to define and describe traditional and evolving utility business models, advances in technology, and policies impacting the energy services industry.

Learning Objectives
  •  Define and describe the traditional utility business model industry.
  • Identify how a utility generates revenue.
  • Identify the major changes occurring to traditional generation and transmission that are impacting the utility business model.
  • Describe how 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.
Awards 0.2 CEUs / 2 PDHs (Click for more info)

Offers 0.2 CEUs/ 2 PDHs with passing score of 70% on end of the course quiz

AESP is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). AESP complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard, which is recognized internationally as a standard of excellence in instructional practices. As a result of this accreditation, AESP is authorized to issue the IACET CEU. AESP instructors disclose in advance that they have no interest in any product, service, or material discussed during the course. This information is stated orally and in the training course handbook.

Contract Management (90 Day Access)

Members: $150 (2 Group Member Points) / Non-Member: $199

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.

Learning Objectives
  • 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.
Awards 0.2 CEUs / 2 PDHs (Click for more info)

Offers 0.2 CEUs/ 2 PDHs with passing score of 70% on end of the course quiz

AESP is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). AESP complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard, which is recognized internationally as a standard of excellence in instructional practices. As a result of this accreditation, AESP is authorized to issue the IACET CEU. AESP instructors disclose in advance that they have no interest in any product, service, or material discussed during the course. This information is stated orally and in the training course handbook.

Purchase All Four Courses At Once

Get the full experience. Purchase all four courses together and you will be ready to hit the ground running as the industry’s newest demand side management (DSM) expert.