Insightful online seminar training on the benefits of distributed energy resources (DER) with an instructor who is recognized as a leading world expert and practitioner with many years of experience. This online training dives into the details of DER avoided cost components providing essential information to electric utility consumer advocates and key regulatory staff on how DERs avoid costs.
This online training will cover overall DER stack benefits, energy market benefits, transmission and distribution system benefits, utility costs, and external benefits. The advantage of this online training is that you receive a comprehensive and detailed set of insights of the latest methodologies used for evaluating costs and benefits of DERs by industry experts.
This proven online training program features the same material used in the popular PGS in-person classroom seminar. Register today and join the over 10,000 industry professionals who trust PGS for their energy training needs.
Get the best of both worlds with this blended learning approach.
You will receive immediate online access to the on-demand training presentation. The audio for the online seminar is only available through your computer or other Internet connected device. You will also receive links in your access instructions to PDFs for all the presentation materials in case you want to print or keep a copy.
The on-demand training presentations are available for a total of 7 days from the time any one of the training presentations is first accessed. After 7 days, your access to the on-demand presentations will expire. However the PDF formatted training program slides and other documents you receive are yours to keep.
Dr. Randell Johnson
Dr. Johnson has expertise and experience in the Valuation, Design, Procurement, and Operations of Grid Batteries and Distributed Energy Resources. Dr. Johnson has been involved in the Energy Storage Road Map for the Maldives, New York Energy Storage Road Map, Massachusetts State of Charge Study, MISO Energy Storage Study, and numerous other energy storage studies. Dr. Johnson is inventor of the Acelerex integrated resource planning software and has also developed microgrid control software. He was selected by the World Bank to study 100% carbon-free grids with energy storage and the software is selected by the multiple international agencies for increasing penetration of renewables with storage. He is expert at power markets and valuation of energy storage to maximize utilization of existing transmission systems and co-optimization of other resources. A Harvard Business Case has been written for energy storage that includes methods pioneered by Dr. Johnson.
Dr. Johnson holds a Ph.D. in Power Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and an MS in Economics from Cass Business School, UK, and a Utility Corporate Finance Certificate for Gas and Electric Utilities from UConn Business School. Dr. Johnson has background in strategy, regulatory finance, economic optimizations, quantitative finance, electricity and energy markets, public policy, technical grid design, real-time optimizations, and high-performance computing.
Ras has domestic and international experience presenting and writing opinion pieces on distributed energy resource (DER) and energy storage topics. International regulators received the training, including Central America, Colombia, Denmark, East Africa, Mexico, the Philippines, and Vietnam. Most recently, Rao was with Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO) as Principal Advisor for Policy Studies, working on energy storage and distributed energy resources. At MISO, Rao worked in management and non-management roles around reliability planning, resource adequacy, resource forecasting, economic planning, compliance, and policy functions. Rao has broad expertise in DER topics, including wholesale market compensation mechanisms for DER services, Value of DER, DER forecasting, DER regulation, and planning for DER.
Including fifteen years at MISO, Rao has two decades of utility, consulting, and manufacturing industry experience. Rao has an Electrical and Electronics Engineering Bachelors’ degree from Bangalore University. His graduate school thesis was on the economic analysis of photovoltaics and fuel cells from the University of Texas at Arlington. Rao also has a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Minnesota's Carlson School of Management.
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Among those who will benefit from this online training include utility consumer advocates, regulatory staff, energy and electric power executives; attorneys; government regulators; traders & trading support staff; marketing, sales, purchasing & risk management personnel; accountants & auditors; plant operators; engineers; and corporate planners.
Types of companies that typically attend this training program include energy producers and marketers; utilities; banks & financial houses; industrial companies; accounting, consulting & law firms; municipal utilities; government regulators and electric generators.
This fundamental level online training program has no prerequisites. No advance preparation is required.
PGS training programs are known for their clear explanations and in-depth content. Register today, and join the over 10,000 industry professionals who trust PGS with their energy training needs.