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Intro to Demand Side Management

July 23 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT


Event Details (All Prices USD)

Demand-Side Management (DSM) plays a critical role in modern energy systems by effectively managing energy consumption to optimize grid operations, reduce costs, and mitigate environmental impact.

DSM and CDM (Conservation and Demand Management) are, for the most part, synonymous. Where they may differ is the use of DSM represents an expanded set of strategies that actively manage and shift consumption patterns to align better with supply conditions and grid demands. 

This training course provides participants with a comprehensive introduction to DSM, covering its principles, practices, and future prospects. Through a combination of background, case studies, and group discussions, participants will gain insight into the key strategies, technologies, policies, and real-world applications of DSM, as well as emerging trends in the field.

What’s Covered:

  • Overview of Demand-Side Management. A brief introduction to DSM, outlining its importance in balancing energy supply and demand, enhancing grid stability, and contributing to environmental sustainability.
  • Key Strategies and Technologies in DSM. Highlighting select DSM strategies, such energy efficiency and demand response, and introducing some basic technologies that enable DSM.
  • Understanding the Role of Policies and Incentives. Briefly discuss the role of DSM objectives, policies, and regulations in shaping DSM practices.
  • Real-World Application of DSM. Select case studies that illustrate the practical application and benefits of DSM.
  • Future Perspectives in DSM. A brief overview of emerging trends in DSM and a brief exploration of the wide range of employment opportunities the field offers.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the fundamental principles and objectives of Demand-Side Management (DSM), including its role in balancing energy supply and demand, enhancing grid stability, and promoting environmental sustainability.
  • Analyze the key strategies, technologies, policies, and real-world applications of DSM, assessing their effectiveness in achieving energy efficiency and addressing energy consumption challenges across various sectors.
  • Evaluate emerging trends and future prospects in DSM, identifying opportunities for implementing innovative approaches, overcoming challenges, and contributing to the advancement of energy management practices and policies.

By the end of this training course, participants will have acquired a comprehensive understanding of Demand-Side Management (DSM) principles, practices, and prospects, enabling them to contribute effectively to energy efficiency, grid reliability, and environmental sustainability efforts.

This course offers 0.2 CEUs and 2 PDHs with a passing score of 70% on the end of course quiz.

Awards 0.2 CEUs / 2 PDH (Click for more info)

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.


Cory Cook

Cory Cook

Director, Utility Management & Insights, Brookfield Global Integrated Solutions (BGIS)

Cory Cook has spent the past 15 years working and learning in the demand side management industry. Cory is currently the Director of Utility Management & Insights at Brookfield Global Integrated Solutions (BGIS). Most recently he was Manager of DSM Intelligence and Analytics at the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) in Ontario, but also held roles in the design, delivery, and evaluation of DSM programs at the IESO, ICF Consulting, and Toronto Hydro. Cory earned an advanced diploma in Sustainable Energy & Building Technology, as well as an undergraduate degree in Management Studies from Humber College, and is working toward the completion of an MBA with a concentration in Business Analytics from Carleton University.


July 23
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT
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