A well designed and implemented energy-efficiency program can contribute to a utility’s load management goals and to greater customer satisfaction. But success doesn’t happen by accident—program managers must understand the industry, marketplace, customers and many other factors.
The American Public Power Association (APPA) offers an Energy Efficiency Management Certificate Program at its Spring Institute, taking place May 15-19 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The program covers all aspects of energy-efficiency portfolio and program planning, implementation and evaluation. Attendees will be prepared to help residential, commercial and industrial customers save energy, while enjoying high reliability and quality service.
The classes are designed by instructors who have decades of industry experience and understand the specific needs of public power utilities. Topics include:
- Electric Utility Industry Overview: Strategic Challenges & Trends – Monday, May 15
- Introduction to Energy Efficiency Programs & Technologies – Tuesday, May 16
- Energy Efficiency Goal-Setting and Strategy Development – Wednesday, May 17
- Energy Efficiency Program Design and Implementation – Thursday, May 18
- Measurement, Evaluation, and Data Systems for Energy Efficiency Programs – Friday, May 19
The Institute format also provides an excellent opportunity to network with industry peers.
Small, medium and large public power utilities will benefit from the courses, whether they are just starting an energy-efficiency program or scaling up an existing offering. Participants can take the five courses together to earn a professional credential or individually to brush up on various aspects of energy efficiency or earn a professional credential.
To earn an Energy Efficiency Management Certificate, participants must complete the five required courses, pass an online exam and submit an energy-efficiency program business plan within a year of taking the classes.
APPA’s seasonal education institutes offer in-depth training courses for all skill levels. Institutes allow attendees to focus on a single topic or spend the week in multiple classes for more comprehensive training.
Registration discounts are available for all five courses or for two or more individual courses. There is an additional early-bird discount for registering before April 24. Learn more.
Source: American Public Power Association, 4/5/17