Upcoming Industry Trainings
Registration Now Open Here for CEDMC’s Industry Training Course
Our annual training course will be held virtually on Wednesday, August 4 , 1:00 – 5:00 pm. This half-day training from the Council is designed for California’s clean energy professionals interested in learning more about the state’s efficiency and demand management landscape. It will raise your policy IQ and deliver career-building insights to demystify California’s policies related to energy efficiency (EE), demand response (DR) and distributed energy resources (DERs). We will provide an overview from the very early days of energy “conservation” starting in the 1980’s and continuing on through deregulation, to the beginnings of DR during the 2000/2001 energy crisis, the evolution of EE, DR, and all behind-the-meter DERs over the last 10 years, and finally up to today’s climate-induced grid challenges. Our aim is to inform as to how major events during the past four decades have influenced the policy landscape of today. We will define and dive into pending or recently decided policies and legislation that impact your job in the energy efficiency and demand response industries. We have lined up a great team of industry veterans to lead the various sessions:
- Ann McCormick, Brief History of EE in California
- Ed Vine, History and Role of California’s EM&V
- Greg Wikler, Evolution of DR and DERs: History, Perspectives & Future Trends
- Serj Berelson, Policy Overview and Practical Tools for Staying Informed
Registration is now open, and a registration link can be found here. We encourage Council members to strongly consider sending staff who are newer to the efficiency and demand management space. It will be time well spent.
Past Industry Trainings
Building the California Energy Efficiency and Demand Management Workforce: Industry and Faculty Forum – Friday, June 19, 2020
The Council partnered with Strategic Energy Innovations (SEI), a nonprofit organization committed to building leaders who drive sustainability solutions and offered an interactive forum designed for the energy industry and higher education faculty to share information about Energy Efficiency and Demand Management workforce needs and training programs. The workshop format was designed to develop ongoing collaborative relationships to ensure a highly qualified and diverse pipeline of applicants into energy careers. This was a particularly important time for workforce training as we see how significantly the COVID crisis and racial disparities have impacted our industry’s workforce.
You may request a recording of this training here.