Online Seminars

Fundamentals of Wind, Solar, Demand Response, DSM, and Distributed Energy Resources

Live Online Seminar: March 18th 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm (ET)
On-Demand Recording Available March 25th (72 hour access)

How These Online Seminars Work

If you are looking to understand the terminology, challenges, and opportunities of wind, solar, DR, DER, DSM, PPAs, and the meaning of the California Duck Curve and FRACMOO, this seminar is for you.

This proven online training program will bring you quickly up-to-speed on the "big picture" of this rapidly developing segment of the U.S. electric power industry. Register today and learn how it all fits together.

This seminar features the same material used in the popular PGS in-person classroom training program. Register today and join the over 10,000 energy professionals who have already benefited from an in-depth PGS seminar.

What You Will Learn

  1. An overview of onshore and offshore wind energy and the challenges it faces.
  2. The differences between utility scale solar, community solar, and roof-top solar, and the pros and cons of each.
  3. What demand response, demand side management ("DSM"), and the smart grid are, and why these resources are effectively virtual generating plants that compete with physical generating assets.
  4. The challenges to the electric power grid presented by roof-top solar, mini-gas turbines, and other forms of distributed energy resources ("DER").
  5. How the regulated electric utility business model is threatened by DER, DSM, demand response, conservation, and the smart grid, and why regulated electric utilities behave the way they do. 
  6. What the California Duck Curve and FRACMOO are, and why they matter.
  7. What physical and virtual power purchase agreements (PPA's) are.

 

Who Should Attend this Seminar

This seminar will benefit a wide variety of organizations in the electric power, financial and energy industries. Among those who will benefit from this seminar include energy and electric power executives; attorneys; consultants, accountants & auditors, asset developers, engineers, economists, corporate planners, entrepreneurs, government regulators; rate engineers, traders & trading support staff; marketing, sales, purchasing & risk management personnel, and plant operators. Types of companies that typically attend this program include electric utilities; banks & financial houses; asset developers, renewable energy firms, ISO staff, industrial companies; consulting & law firms; accounting firms, municipal utilities; government regulators and electric generators.

 

Prerequisites and Advance Preparation

This fundamental level seminar has no prerequisites. No advance preparation is required before the seminar.

Why Choose PGS?

PGS seminars are known for their clear explanations and in-depth content. Register for a PGS class today, and join the over 10,000 energy professionals who have already attended one of PGS's proven programs.

Instructor

John Adamiak
President PGS Energy

John Adamiak is President and Founder of PGS Energy Training and an expert in energy derivatives and electric power markets. Mr. Adamiak is a well-known and highly effective seminar presenter who has over 20 years experience in the natural gas and electric power industries. His background includes 15 years as a seminar instructor, 9 years of energy transaction experience, and 6 years of strategic planning and venture capital activities. John's academic background includes an M.B.A. degree from Carnegie Mellon University.

Seminar Price

$195 for the first attendee, $99 for the second attendee, and $59 for each attendee thereafter
for either the live or on-demand version of this seminar.

Payment and Cancellations

Payment is required prior to seminar attendance. Payment can be made by Visa, Master Card, or American Express. Seminar purchases will be charged to your credit card at the time of registration unless other arrangements have been made.

Live seminar registrations can be cancelled for a full refund up to 5:00 PM (U.S. Eastern Time) two (2) business days before the scheduled seminar date. For example if the live seminar is on Thursday then the cancellation would need to occur by 5:00 PM Eastern Time on the Tuesday before the seminar. No refunds will be made thereafter, but a streamed recording of the live seminar can be provided. Attendee substitutions may be made at any time. 

Due to the nature of a recorded event, no refunds can be made for on-demand recorded seminars. For more information on PGS policies regarding administrative matters and complaint resolution, please contact our offices at (440) 853-1038.

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