Energy Management and Technology: Fundamentals and Beyond

02/13/2018 8:30 AM

Alliant Energy Corporate Office

4902 N. Biltmore Lane, #1000


Course Description:

The goal of this course is to provide the student with a clear understanding of energy terminology, supply and trend costs, and how to effectively read and analyze utility bills. The course continues with an overview of why energy management programs are a critical element in cost reduction and profitability initiatives within an organization.  Additional topics include how to establish an energy management program, develop an energy team, the importance of having a champion, defining and implementing polices and energy program goals.

Energy Management and Technology: Fundamentals and Beyond addresses;

  • Why energy management programs succeed or fail;  
  • How to develop and implement an energy efficiency culture within an organization
  • How the Focus on Energy Program can provide manpower and financial resources to assist the organization in optimizing and reducing their overall energy costs.

The course builds on the knowledge gained during the introductory chapters and begins the process of refining the students understanding of terms, definitions, formulas and thumb rules used to determine the operating costs associated with various energy systems, to include:  Building Envelope, Compressed Air, Lighting, Motors and Variable Frequency Drives, Boilers and Steam, Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning.

Energy Management and Technology: Fundamentals and Beyond then addresses important topics relative to how the Focus on Energy Program can provide resources to assist an organization in identifying potential energy reduction project and determine if incentives may be available to help reduce the overall payback of the project.  

Cost: $149

CEU's: 0.6

Instructor: Jerry Eaton, PE, CEM, CPE

Jerry Eaton PE, CEM, CPE is a senior energy engineer with Leidos, a Fortune 500® scientific, engineering and technology applications company. Jerry works closely with Focus on Energy and National Grid (Rhode Island & Massachusetts) helping industrial companies reduce their overall energy spend. Jerry has over 25 year's experience in energy, utilities, engineering and facilities management. He received the 2006 Wisconsin's Governor's award for his work in energy management as Energy and Utilities Directors at Mercury Marine Corporation. He has over 20 years of teaching experience and has authored numerous articles on energy management. In 2007, he founded and is the current President of the Wisconsin Chapter of the Association of Energy Engineers (WAEE).    

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