Online Training Programs

Introduction to Energy Statistics

3.0 Hour On-Demand Training Program with Live Q&A
Available Now. (96 hour access)

How This Training Program Works

Energy and electricity companies worldwide depend on accurate information about the risks and opportunities facing day to day decisions. Statistical analysis is frequently misapplied and many companies find that "a little bit of knowledge is a dangerous thing." In this training program we examine the introductory principles of statistical analysis as a foundational course for energy applications. The training program focuses on those foundational principles that are most used in energy analytics and serves as the foundational course for more advanced more the advanced application courses in this series.

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.

What You Will Learn

  1. How to use correlation and regression analysis for maintaining a competitive edge.
  2. Principles of probabilistic vs. deterministic thinking in successful capital investment decisions.
  3. The analyst tool box in forecasting future opportunities and risks.

Seminar Agenda

  • The Basics of Deterministic vs. Probabilistic Thinking in Deregulated Markets
  • Means vs. Standard Deviations
  • Distribution Shapes
  • Confidence Intervals
  • Probability
  • Simulation
  • Correlation and Regression Analysis for Maintaining the Competitive Edge
  • Univariate and Multivariate Analysis
  • Hypotheses Testing
  • Testing for Equal Means and Variances
  • Control Charts
  • The Energy Forecasting Toolbox
  • Historical Trend Analysis
  • Univariate Time Series
  • Multivariate Time Series
  • Econometric Models
  • Bayesian Estimation
  • End-Use Models
  • Engineering or Process Models
  • Optimization
  • Network Models
  • Simulation
  • Game Theory
  • Scenarios
  • Surveys

Who Should Attend

The training program is designed for those who desire a fundamental understanding of this vital topic including utility employees, commission staff, energy service professionals, and others. The course is designed to provide a solid understanding of the principles and terminology of EE and DR programs, and provide an introduction to the advanced analysis techniques and models that are used by program planners and evaluators. The training program is not overly analytical, but rather summarizes these important techniques used by DSM professionals.

Prerequisites and Advance Preparation

This fundamental level online training program has no prerequisites. No advance preparation is required.

Why Choose PGS?

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.

Instructor

Ken Skinner
VP and Chief Operating Officer, Integral Analytics

Kenneth Skinner, Ph.D. is Vice President of Risk & Evaluation Products for Integral Analytics, an analytical software and management consulting firm focused on operational, planning, and market research solutions. Dr. Skinner has over 20 years’ experience in evaluation and risk measurement, having worked as an energy consultant with PHB Hagler Bailly and Financial Times (FT) Energy, and as the Derivative Structuring Manager for the retail energy supplier Sempra Energy Solutions. He has his Ph.D. from Colorado School of Mines, in Mineral Economics, with an emphasis in Operations Research, an MBA from Regis University and his BS in Engineering from Letourneau University.

Dr. Skinner is a nationally recognized expert in economic evaluation and modeling of energy assets including energy storage, distribution and generation, efficiency and demand response, renewable energy alternatives, financial derivatives and structured contracts using net present value, econometric and statistical methods, optimization principles, and real option valuation techniques. Dr. Skinner is currently the technology columnist for Wiley Natural Gas and Electricity Journal and is a noted speaker on energy related topics for organizations such as AESP, IAEE, ACEEE, PLMA, IEPEC, INFORMS, Infocast, EUCI, SNL Energy and PGS Energy Training.

On-Demand Access Time

The on-demand training presentation is available for a total of 96 hours from the time the training program is first viewed. After 96 hours, your access to the online presentation will expire. However the PDF training program slides and other materials you receive are yours to keep.

Program Pricing

 
PGS online training programs are known for their clear explanations and in-depth content.
 
On-Demand 3.0 Hour Online Training Program With Live Q&A - Available Now. (96 hour access)

$295 for the first attendee, $195 for the second attendee, and $95 for each attendee thereafter

Payment and Cancellations

Payment is required prior to training program access. Payment can be made by Visa, Master Card, American Express, or corporate check. Your credit card will be charged at the time of registration unless other arrangements have been made.

Cancellations for online training programs can be made before the program access instructions are sent by PGS, and cancellations will result in a credit. For more information on PGS policies regarding administrative matters and complaint resolution, please contact our offices at (440) 853-1038.
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