UISOL to Sponsor Course on Demand Response Markets and ISO/RTO Integration

Course gives utility professionals the tools to break into DR wholesale markets

Jun 29, 2010, 15:00 ET from Utility Integration Solutions

CHICAGO, June 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Utility Integration Solutions (UISOL), the utility industry business integration specialist, will sponsor a two-day course called, "Participating in ISO/RTO Demand Response Markets" hosted by Electric Utility Consultants, Inc. (EUCI). EUCI is an organization whose mission it is to offer the highest-quality courses, seminars and workshops to members of the energy industry. The course takes place in Chicago, IL at the Hyatt Regency Chicago on July 15-16, 2010. To register, please visit the EUCI course registration page.

Three UISOL executives plan to instruct courses on demand response (DR) integration strategies for ISO/RTO market participants who want to break into the wholesale markets at PJM Interconnection, the Midwest ISO, and the California ISO.  There are three courses over the two-day event addressing these topics. Course descriptions are as follows:

  • Wholesale Demand Response Market Concepts provides attendees with a broad overview of current demand response programs, key concepts of the DR market, and an understanding of the three wholesale markets listed above.  The instructor for this course is Scott Coe, Ph.D. who is Vice President at UISOL and assists the ISO/RTO Council develop standards for initiatives such as demand response measurement and certification standards.
  • Integrating Retail Customers into Wholesale Markets plans to guide the audience through the necessary steps to take part in the DR market with ISO's and RTO's. Fulin Zhang, Ph.D. teaches this course. He is a Vice President at UISOL where he develops solutions and consults on business process transformation, scheduling energy supply resources and bidding and settlement to ISO/RTO market participants.
  • Optimizing Operations Using Process Management & New Technology Solutions is taught by Ali Vojdani, Ph.D., CEO and Founder of UISOL. This course focuses on moving forward in business processes and DR technologies needed after implementation, as well as lessons learned from previous implementations.

The course is open to all individuals responsible for their company's DR program management, especially those who plan on integrating a DR program into their companies.

UISOL received national recognition in the field of DR integration with the success of their Interconnect Demand Response Integration project with PJM. For the project, they won the 2010 POWERGRID International Energy Efficiency/Demand Response Project of the Year award.


Utility Integration Solutions, Inc. (UISOL) is the utility industry business integration specialist. UISOL offers a range of services and integration solutions to help its clients transform their business performance through the power of smart integration for demand response, smart grid, advanced metering, meter data management, market operations and more. UISOL DRBizNet is the leading software platform for demand response management and the integration of distributed energy resources in the utility industry. Visit www.uisol.com or call 925-939-0449.


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