Strengthen participants’ understanding of how the policy, implementation and evaluation aspects of integrated demand side management (IDSM) are achieved in practice.
This course was developed by three Energy Solutions’ employees to serve internal staff training needs. The course begins with an overview of demand side management practice to date and a detailed look at how energy is used throughout each sector of the economy. It covers the application of conservation, efficiency, demand management, demand response, distributed generation, storage and other resources that shape energy demand.
The course then explores emerging technologies and optimization strategies that enable greater insight and control of energy use, both at the end-use-device- and aggregate-level. It quantifies and monetizes these optimization strategies into value streams for both utility and end-user, and culminates in a discussion of how the intersection of these new technologies, optimization strategies and value streams can help de-carbonize the American economy and shape the energy future.
In the Autumn of 2014 the three Energy Solutions’ employees who developed the course offered it through Stanford University’s Civil and Environmental Engineering Department. The class at Stanford University was listed as CEE 176D / 276C: Advanced Topics in Integrated Demand Side Management.
Weekly anonymous surveys were collected by the teaching team, as well as a formal course evaluation conducted by the Department at the end of the term. The following student testimonials were received from that feedback:
- “Easily one of the most interesting and useful classes I’ve taken at Stanford. Chris, Teddy, and Alex all were extremely knowledgeable and had a great attitude towards the students. They really know what they are talking about, and it was awesome to hear their perspectives on the industry.”
- “I think it’s a mandatory class for anyone who wants to do consulting, work in an energy-related field, or is a business-oriented CEE major. It’s a real-life based class that is close to what you would do in industry so the transition to the working world won’t be as abrupt and you will have a special credential if working for an energy-related consulting company.”
- “It was the most relevant course I’ve taken at Stanford. The broad overview of demand-side management was especially helpful, because I am now aware of who the DSM stakeholders are, what has happened in the last few decades of DSM, and where the industry is headed.”