Online Training Programs
Integrated Investment Planning for Distributed Demand-Side and Supply-Side Capital Resources
Multi Session On-Demand Training Program with Live Q&A
Equal to a 2.5 Day Classroom Seminar
Available June 26th (30 day access)
All things distributed energy resources (DERs) will be taught to evaluate DER integration, optimization, program design, and valuation with two instructors who are recognized as leading world experts in energy investment planning. This multi-part online training program is comprehensive and is structured to reveal key principals and insights for DER integration and optimization.
You will find the latest intelligence about how to structure DER offers that maximize both grid and customer value, as well as environmental benefits, to enable achievement of advanced policy and business goals. Revealed are the methods, data sources, principals, algorithms, and optimal results, cast in current policy settings. Related insights come from the latest methods to maximize resource value, achieve multiple objectives, and understanding about how key objectives trade off.
These context-rich modules provide perspectives on DER technology, tradeoffs with utility-scale resources, market access, regulatory policy, vendors, program design, and procurement, leveraged by state-of-the-art software and analytics.
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
Day 1: Introduction to Integrated Resource Planning
Module 1: Big-Picture Strategy in Forecasting & Planning
Module 2: Best Practices in Resource Planning
Module 3: Demand Forecasting and Resource Adequacy
Day 2: The Fundamental Analytics of Integrated Planning
Module 4: Understanding the Changing Nature of Supply and Demand at the Grid-Edge
Module 5: Drivers Impacting Energy Supply and Demand Balancing
Module 6: Integrating Supply-Side and Demand-Side Planning
Day 3 (half-day): Optimizing Integrated Energy Planning
Module 7: Calculating the Best Plan for Centralized and Distributed Resource Investments
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.
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.
Dr. Kenneth Skinner & Dr. Eric Woychik
Dr. Kenneth Skinner 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.
Dr. Eric Woychik -- SVP Willdan Group, Inc. and Founder, Executive Consultant, Strategy Integration, LLC
Dr. Woychik is responsible for energy industry leadership, vision, and policy advocacy for Willdan and clients of Strategy Integration’s. Willdan Group, Inc. is an energy services, engineering, software, and consulting business with offices throughout the U.S. Strategy Integration, LLC is a 28 year energy policy practice. Dr. Woychik has over 40 years of experience in energy policy, markets, and economic valuation, with extensive work in five continents and over 40 states in the U.S. This includes development of the California Standard Practice Manual for distributed energy resource (DER) cost-effectiveness, integrated resource planning, energy market development and valuation, and over 50 related expert witness engagements. Dr. Woychik has also worked directly in senior roles at Itron, Black & Veatch, Comverge, CAISO Board of Governors, California PUC, and as a consultant to numerous energy utilities, businesses, and agencies. He has a B.S. in Environmental Policy Analysis and Planning from U.C. Davis, an M.S. in Economics from New Mexico State University, and a Doctorate in Business Management from Case Western Reserve University with a focus on game theory in electric markets.
On-Demand Access Time
The on-demand training presentation is available for a total of 30 days from the time the training program is first viewed. After 30 days, your access to the online presentation will expire. However the PDF training program slides and other materials you receive are yours to keep.
PGS online training programs are known for their clear explanations and in-depth content.
On-Demand Online Training Program With Extensive Live Q&A
Equal to a 2.5 Day Classroom Seminar
$1,295 for the first attendee, $695 for the second attendee, and $495 for each attendee thereafter
Payment and CancellationsPayment 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.