DER Fundamentals Three Part Series

Technologies, Planning, and Optimization

Nine hours of on-demand learning with a top-rate instructor that will provide critical understanding and professional development at an affordable price.

“Great fast paced course that took my understanding of DERs to a higher, more productive level” – Lowell Watros, GridSME

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Part One: Making the case for DERs

Uncover what current system conditions make DERs necessary, why they are increasingly important, and how they function in the marketplace.

Part Two: Identifying and Qualifying the Resources

Discover the residential and commercial DER technologies in use, cyber-security concerns, and more.

Part Three: Resource Planning and Optimization

Learn about the regulatory framework that governs DER behavior and compensation and maximizing the benefits of DERs.

Download the full program outline  (PDF).

Understanding distributed energy resources (DERs) is critical to succeeding in an ever-changing energy sector, racing towards a carbon-free future. If you find yourself turning to search engines more often than you would like or you need to know how DERs fit into the modern energy market,  join SEPA for an on-demand course. Your instructor is Peter Kelly-Detwiler, a strategist and communicator on the rapid pace of transformation to a sustainable energy economy with over 300 articles published on

Gain a fundamental understanding of:

  • How DERs function in the marketplace
  • Why DERs are increasingly important
  • DER technologies
  • The regulatory framework that governs DER behavior and compensation. 


Buy now for access to all three parts on-demand
Buy now for access to all three parts on-demand