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  • ElectricityDemand Side Management: Benefits, Program Mechanics, and Economics

    Demand side management (DSM) is rapidly becoming a key mechanism for utilities seeking to manage peak loads without adding generation. Soon, DSM coupled with transactive electric distribution services may provide ongoing opportunities for electric consumers to actively participate in electric markets. Demand Side Management: Benefits, Program Mechanics, and Economics provides an overview of how wholesale and retail DSM programs are planned, designed, implemented, and evaluated, and how these programs interact with the wider electric market. See seminar details

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  • ElectricityDistributed Energy Resources and Microgrids: Applications, Technologies, and Economics

    As distributed energy resources (DER) including load management, generation, storage, and microgrids grow rapidly, utilities are struggling to develop sustainable strategies that integrate them into their physical operations and business models. This seminar explores the characteristics of these technologies and the associated challenges and opportunities. Participants will learn technical, economic, and regulatory details and discover strategies that energy companies and state regulators are taking to optimize use of DER. See seminar details

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  • ElectricityElectric Industry Basics

    The electric industry is a unique and complex mix of business, regulation, and technology. Understanding its language, markets, and operational practices can be overwhelming to those entering the workforce and can take years of on-the-job training. Electric Industry Basics is ideal for those new to the industry as well as those more experienced who seek a thorough overview of the electric industry and how it operates. This course examines electricity’s physical system, customers, markets, regulation, and operations, and also explores the future of the electric business based on current trends and forces that are driving industry change. See seminar details

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  • ElectricityElectric Industry Basics - Condensed version

    The technical, regulatory, and market aspects of the electric industry are highly complex and rapidly changing. This one-day seminar presents a clear and easy-to-understand fundamental overview of this unique business. Whether new to the industry or a veteran who is looking for a deeper understanding of the electricity business, Electric Industry Basics – Condensed version helps participants make sense of this dynamic industry. See seminar details

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  • ElectricityElectric System Fundamentals: From Generation to the Meter

    The electric grid continues to evolve with the growth of gas generation, renewables, distributed resources, and storage. A basic understanding of the electric delivery system is essential for all who work in the electric industry especially during this time of technological transformation. Electric System Fundamentals: From Generation to the Meter presents a high-level overview of the electrical system and is ideal for those new to the industry as well as veterans who were never fully exposed to the physical aspects of the electric business. Participants take a guided tour of the electric delivery system as power moves from generation to transmission to distribution and arrives at the customer meter. See seminar details

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  • ElectricityEnergy Storage: Applications, Technologies, and Economics

    Electric storage technologies are rapidly advancing, and emerging technologies are being implemented on the transmission and distribution grids. Meanwhile technology companies are pushing customer-side storage and storage coupled with renewable energy while some regulatory bodies have begun to mandate use of storage. Energy Storage: Applications, Technologies, and Economics introduces participants to the various applications that storage can be used for and then explores each storage technology available today with a focus on how the technology works, and its benefits and economics. The seminar also explores the future of storage and how it is changing the design and operation of the electric grid. See seminar details

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  • ElectricityGas and Electric Industry Basics

    Given the increasing integration between electricity and natural gas, a comprehensive understanding of the business side of the natural gas and electricity industries is instrumental to success. This two-day seminar examines gas and electricity's physical systems, customers, markets, regulation, and operations. Gas and Electric Industry Basics is ideal for those new to the energy industry or veterans seeking a broad understanding of how today’s natural gas and electricity businesses operate. See seminar details

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    No dates are currently scheduled for this public seminar.
  • ElectricityGas and Electric Industry Basics - Condensed version

    The gas and electric industries are unique, complex, and increasingly interrelated. This one-day seminar presents a high-level overview of the business of natural gas and electricity and covers topics including customers, physical systems, operations, regulation, and the marketplace. For those new to the energy industry as well as veterans who aren’t quite sure how all the pieces fit together, Gas and Electric Industry Basics – Condensed version will help participants understand the basic principles that drive the gas and electric businesses. See seminar details

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    No dates are currently scheduled for this public seminar.
  • ElectricityGas Fundamentals for Power Markets: Supply, Storage, and Transport

    In recent years, electric systems traditionally dependent on coal power have seen increasing numbers of coal units shut down and replaced with gas-fired generation. Unlike coal units that store fuel onsite, gas units are dependent on pipelines and markets to deliver supply at a moment's notice. Thus it is imperative that owners and operators of natural gas units have a basic understanding of how gas systems and markets function and the various tariff rules and gas industry practices that impact gas availability. Gas Fundamentals for Power Markets: Supply, Storage, and Transport provides detailed knowledge that helps participants evaluate what is required for obtaining reliable and cost-effective gas supply and what the factors are that determine when gas is, or is not, available to power generators. See seminar details

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    No dates are currently scheduled for this public seminar.
  • ElectricityHow Your Utility Makes Money

    The overriding goal of any investor-owned utility is to make money while providing cost-effective, safe, and reliable service to its customers. Yet many utility company employees do not fully understand how their companies are regulated and what factors impact utility earnings. How Your Utility Makes Money is customized to your utility and takes an uncomplicated look at the often complex process of generating revenue and profits as a regulated investor-owned utility. Participants learn the differences in how non-regulated and regulated companies make money; why utilities are constrained by regulation and how regulation balances consumers’ needs with those of utility shareholders; how cost-of-service and incentive ratemaking work; and the various factors that determine if a utility exceeds or falls short of earnings potential. See seminar details

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    No dates are currently scheduled for this public seminar.
  • ElectricityHow Your Utility Sets Rates

    One of the most important factors in utility earnings is ratemaking. And as the utility industry evolves with growth of renewables, distributed energy resources, electric vehicles, and active customers, rate design is becoming an increasingly important issue. How Your Utility Sets Rates is customized to your utility and takes an uncomplicated look at the often complex process of ratemaking for a regulated investor-owned utility. Participants will learn the principles behind utility ratemaking and how this process can impact customers, system reliability and safety, future investments opportunities, and company earnings. See seminar details

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    No dates are currently scheduled for this public seminar.
  • ElectricityISO Market Basics

    Organized electric markets facilitated by ISOs continue to expand and play a critical role in the electric industry. Yet these markets can seem confusing to those new to this area of the business. This seminar clearly explains what ISO markets are, how they work, how they are used by market participants, and the effects of market outcomes. With this knowledge learners are better prepared for a successful career working for ISOs or organizations involved with ISOs. See seminar details

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    No dates are currently scheduled for this public seminar.
  • ElectricityRenewable Energy: Sources, Technologies, and Economics

    Renewable power is the fastest growing segment in the electric generation industry, and emerging technologies are being developed and implemented at record speed. Fueling this growth is government policy which has mandated renewable energy portfolio standards in more than half of the U.S. states. Renewable Energy: Sources, Technologies, and Economics introduces participants to each renewable generation technology in commercial use today. The seminar explores how each technology works and its operating characteristics and economics; challenges and solutions for integrating renewables into the physical grid; how government policy and markets are combining to enable rapid growth in renewables; and a vision of what the future may hold for renewables. See seminar details

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    No dates are currently scheduled for this public seminar.
  • ElectricityThe Advanced Grid

    The electrical grid is experiencing a radical transformation. What was designed as a one-way system to deliver power to consumers from central power plants is rapidly becoming a two-way Smart Grid. Adding even more complexity, the grid is now also being asked to integrate new sources of power, including renewables, distributed generation, storage, and active demand side management resources. This seminar covers key concepts in grid evolution such as communications, control, distributed intelligence, and asset/resource management as well as the evolving and the new services that these technologies will enable. Lastly the seminar considers case studies from first movers in implementing Advanced Grid applications. See seminar details

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    No dates are currently scheduled for this public seminar.
  • ElectricityThe Future of the Utility: Evolving Customers, Changing Technology, Revised Regulation, New Business Models, and Growing Opportunities

    The utility business model, stable for almost a century, is undergoing a dramatic reinvention. Rapidly changing technologies (including utility-scale solar and wind, batteries and other storage, rooftop solar and other distributed generation, advanced demand response, electric vehicles, microgrids, advanced communications and control capabilities, renewable natural gas, biogas, and fuel cells) combined with rising competition from non-utility service providers are pushing utilities and their regulators to rethink how utilities offer services and make money. This seminar begins with a detailed study of technological, regulatory, and marketplace changes and their impacts on the energy industry. Participants are then invited to collaboratively develop visions for how utilities can not only survive, but thrive in a changing world. See seminar details

    Dates/Locations
    No dates are currently scheduled for this public seminar.
  • ElectricityUtility Ratemaking: Now and in the Future

    This applied workshop provides a forum for utility leaders to solidify their understanding of ratemaking principles and how they have been applied to their utility, and to explore changes to ratemaking that may result from the current industry evolution. This seminar addresses the utility's key rate issues and the principles that regulatory commissions apply when making rate decisions. Participants will explore current critical rate issues from the standpoint of various stakeholders, and become familiar with how ratemaking is evolving and how this evolution can provide new earnings opportunities. As a result they will gain a deep understanding of how changing industry and regulatory forces impact their company's opportunities. Activities throughout the day will allow participants to discuss key issues and explore possible future strategies and outcomes. Note that this seminar is applicable to gas utilities, electric utilities, and dual commodity utilities and will be adjusted based on your utility's business. See seminar details

    Dates/Locations
    No dates are currently scheduled for this public seminar.
  • ElectricityWholesale Power Markets: Trading, ISOs, Pricing, and Products

    The importance of wholesale power markets continues to grow. For those who work for or provide services to an organization involved in electric markets an understanding of how these markets function is critical to success. Key areas include which services are traded, how bilateral and Independent System Operator (ISO) transactions are completed, how ISO markets operate, how bilateral and locational marginal prices (LMP) are determined, how risk is managed through physical and financial products, and how markets continue to evolve with the growth of renewable and distributed resources. Wholesale Power Markets: Trading, ISOs, Pricing, and Products explores each of these key principles in depth and can be customized to a specific ISO.  See seminar details

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    No dates are currently scheduled for this public seminar.

Natural Gas

  • Natural GasGas and Electric Industry Basics

    Given the increasing integration between electricity and natural gas, a comprehensive understanding of the business side of the natural gas and electricity industries is instrumental to success. This two-day seminar examines gas and electricity's physical systems, customers, markets, regulation, and operations. Gas and Electric Industry Basics is ideal for those new to the energy industry or veterans seeking a broad understanding of how today’s natural gas and electricity businesses operate. See seminar details

    Dates/Locations
    No dates are currently scheduled for this public seminar.
  • Natural GasGas and Electric Industry Basics - Condensed version

    The gas and electric industries are unique, complex, and increasingly interrelated. This one-day seminar presents a high-level overview of the business of natural gas and electricity and covers topics including customers, physical systems, operations, regulation, and the marketplace. For those new to the energy industry as well as veterans who aren’t quite sure how all the pieces fit together, Gas and Electric Industry Basics – Condensed version will help participants understand the basic principles that drive the gas and electric businesses. See seminar details

    Dates/Locations
    No dates are currently scheduled for this public seminar.
  • Natural GasGas Fundamentals for Power Markets: Supply, Storage, and Transport

    In recent years, electric systems traditionally dependent on coal power have seen increasing numbers of coal units shut down and replaced with gas-fired generation. Unlike coal units that store fuel onsite, gas units are dependent on pipelines and markets to deliver supply at a moment's notice. Thus it is imperative that owners and operators of natural gas units have a basic understanding of how gas systems and markets function and the various tariff rules and gas industry practices that impact gas availability. Gas Fundamentals for Power Markets: Supply, Storage, and Transport provides detailed knowledge that helps participants evaluate what is required for obtaining reliable and cost-effective gas supply and what the factors are that determine when gas is, or is not, available to power generators. See seminar details

    Dates/Locations
    No dates are currently scheduled for this public seminar.
  • Natural GasGas Industry Basics

    The natural gas industry is unique, fast-paced, and driving an energy revolution. It has also become an increasingly important part of our overall energy supply picture. But understanding its language, markets, and operational practices can be overwhelming to those entering the workforce and can take years of on-the-job training. Gas Industry Basics gives those new and not so new to the industry a solid understanding of natural gas customers, the physical system and how it's operated, regulation, and the future of the industry. Participants are also introduced to basic industry concepts, acronyms, and technical information that will help them to communicate more effectively in their daily jobs. See seminar details

    Dates/Locations
    No dates are currently scheduled for this public seminar.
  • Natural GasGas Industry Basics - Condensed version

    The natural gas industry has become an increasingly important part of the overall North American energy supply picture. This one-day seminar presents a clear and easy-to-understand fundamental overview of this unique business. Whether new to the industry or a veteran who seeks a greater understanding of the gas business, Gas Industry Basics – Condensed version helps participants make sense of this dynamic industry. See seminar details

    Dates/Locations
    No dates are currently scheduled for this public seminar.
  • Natural GasGas System Fundamentals: From Production to the Meter

    Reliable, safe, and cost-effective gas systems are critical to the energy upon which our society depends. Yet many in the gas business don’t have a basic technical understanding of how gas systems are designed and function. Gas System Fundamentals: From Production to the Meter provides detailed insight into the components that make up a gas delivery system, how the components work, and how they are combined into functioning systems. In this seminar, participants take a guided tour of the natural gas delivery system as gas moves from production to transmission to distribution and arrives at the customer meter. See seminar details

    Dates/Locations
    No dates are currently scheduled for this public seminar.
  • Natural GasGas System Fundamentals: From Production to the Meter - Condensed version

    Natural gas is an increasingly important piece of our overall energy supply both as a consumer fuel and as a fuel for electricity generation. At the same time, issues concerning safety and new infrastructure needs are arising. Gas System Fundamentals: From Production to the Meter – Condensed version presents a high-level overview of the natural gas physical system from production through customer meter and is ideal for those new to the industry as well as veterans who were never fully exposed to the physical aspects of the gas business. See seminar details

    Dates/Locations
    No dates are currently scheduled for this public seminar.
  • Natural GasGlobal LNG Industry Basics and Market Impacts

    Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) plays a critical role in natural gas markets in many parts of the world, and with the advent of LNG exports it has the potential to significantly impact North American markets. Global LNG Industry Basics and Market Impacts gives participants an understanding of how the LNG business works and how it impacts natural gas markets in North America and elsewhere in the world. Details include what LNG is and how it works; the LNG supply chain; LNG costs; issues with regulation, safety and security; the dynamics of the LNG marketplace; how LNG impacts domestic gas markets; and a look at the future of the industry. See seminar details

    Dates/Locations
    No dates are currently scheduled for this public seminar.
  • Natural GasHow Your Utility Makes Money

    The overriding goal of any investor-owned utility is to make money while providing cost-effective, safe, and reliable service to its customers. Yet many utility company employees do not fully understand how their companies are regulated and what factors impact utility earnings. How Your Utility Makes Money is customized to your utility and takes an uncomplicated look at the often complex process of generating revenue and profits as a regulated investor-owned utility. Participants learn the differences in how non-regulated and regulated companies make money; why utilities are constrained by regulation and how regulation balances consumers’ needs with those of utility shareholders; how cost-of-service and incentive ratemaking work; and the various factors that determine if a utility exceeds or falls short of earnings potential. See seminar details

    Dates/Locations
    No dates are currently scheduled for this public seminar.
  • Natural GasHow Your Utility Sets Rates

    One of the most important factors in utility earnings is ratemaking. And as the utility industry evolves with growth of renewables, distributed energy resources, electric vehicles, and active customers, rate design is becoming an increasingly important issue. How Your Utility Sets Rates is customized to your utility and takes an uncomplicated look at the often complex process of ratemaking for a regulated investor-owned utility. Participants will learn the principles behind utility ratemaking and how this process can impact customers, system reliability and safety, future investments opportunities, and company earnings. See seminar details

    Dates/Locations
    No dates are currently scheduled for this public seminar.
  • Natural GasNatural Gas Liquids Industry Basics

    Natural gas liquids (NGLs) are naturally occurring elements found in natural gas that are valuable as separate products and can often drive the economics of gas resource development. Given NGLs’ importance, an understanding of NGLs basics and the NGLs value chain is imperative for many in the gas business. Natural Gas Liquids Industry Basics provides participants with insight into what the various NGLs are, how they are produced and delivered to customers, how they are marketed and priced, and how they impact the economics of North American natural gas supply. See seminar details

    Dates/Locations
    No dates are currently scheduled for this public seminar.
  • Natural GasNorth American Gas Markets: Services, Trading, and Pricing

    Natural gas markets are complex, ever-changing, and increasingly important as natural gas displaces coal in electric generation and is exported as LNG. North American Gas Markets: Services, Trading, and Pricing demystifies the dynamics of natural gas market dynamics. This seminar covers supply and demand, the role of new production such as shale gas and its effects on exports of liquefied natural gas (LNG), pricing, and how various market participants structure business arrangements and manage risk given these realities. The seminar also provides hands-on examples of opportunities and risks in natural gas markets and the ways in which they can be leveraged and managed. See seminar details

    Dates/Locations
    No dates are currently scheduled for this public seminar.
  • Natural GasShale Gas: Economics, Environmental Issues, and Market Impacts

    Shale gas has already dramatically changed the fundamentals of the natural gas, electricity, and natural gas liquids (NGLs) industries and has even changed global politics. But how will shale gas affect your company and your customers? And is the evolution secure enough to bet on natural gas far into the future? Shale Gas: Economics, Environmental Issues, and Market Impacts gives participants the technical, economic, environmental, and market details to help them identify and evaluate shale-related risks and opportunities. See seminar details

    Dates/Locations
    No dates are currently scheduled for this public seminar.
  • Natural GasThe Future of the Utility: Evolving Customers, Changing Technology, Revised Regulation, New Business Models, and Growing Opportunities

    The utility business model, stable for almost a century, is undergoing a dramatic reinvention. Rapidly changing technologies (including utility-scale solar and wind, batteries and other storage, rooftop solar and other distributed generation, advanced demand response, electric vehicles, microgrids, advanced communications and control capabilities, renewable natural gas, biogas, and fuel cells) combined with rising competition from non-utility service providers are pushing utilities and their regulators to rethink how utilities offer services and make money. This seminar begins with a detailed study of technological, regulatory, and marketplace changes and their impacts on the energy industry. Participants are then invited to collaboratively develop visions for how utilities can not only survive, but thrive in a changing world. See seminar details

    Dates/Locations
    No dates are currently scheduled for this public seminar.
  • Natural GasUtility Ratemaking: Now and in the Future

    This applied workshop provides a forum for utility leaders to solidify their understanding of ratemaking principles and how they have been applied to their utility, and to explore changes to ratemaking that may result from the current industry evolution. This seminar addresses the utility's key rate issues and the principles that regulatory commissions apply when making rate decisions. Participants will explore current critical rate issues from the standpoint of various stakeholders, and become familiar with how ratemaking is evolving and how this evolution can provide new earnings opportunities. As a result they will gain a deep understanding of how changing industry and regulatory forces impact their company's opportunities. Activities throughout the day will allow participants to discuss key issues and explore possible future strategies and outcomes. Note that this seminar is applicable to gas utilities, electric utilities, and dual commodity utilities and will be adjusted based on your utility's business. See seminar details

    Dates/Locations
    No dates are currently scheduled for this public seminar.