Electrical Demand Side Management (ESM)


The seminar will provide an understanding of electricity demand-side management (DSM) systems and the technologies they use, the motivating factors driving their introduction and how they were introduced and installed.

 This seminar will provide a sound grounding in demand-side management that will help tackle similar issues facing you or company in the future.

 Additionally, you will gain a wide-ranging appreciation of the  various elements that make up effective electricity demand-side  management installations from identification of their need, the range of technologies available or soon to be on the market,  how to ensure buy-in from participants, marketing the ideas  through to installation and monitoring.

 Delegates are encouraged to participate by active involvement in group discussions and sharing experiences.


This seminar has been designed to give engineers and other professionals a sound grounding and understanding of electricity demand-side management:

  • Gain a better understanding of demand-side management and its application in real world practice
  • Understand how it has been used and applied in other environments
  • Obtain the benefits that can accrue from the effective control of load
  • Appreciate issues for generation, and transmission and  distribution networks of unrestrained load growth
  • Learning from examples and question and answers.

Training Methodology

Each seminar participant will receive a copy of the comprehensive seminar notes. The presenter will outline and discuss the topics using presentations, questions and answers and short films. The seminar is designed to have an interactive format to maximize delegate participation. Questions and answers are encouraged throughout and at the daily sessions. Case studies and examples will be discussed in the daily sessions. This gives participants the opportunity to discuss with other delegates and the presenter their specific problems and appropriate solutions. Only minimum note taking is encouraged to ensure maximum delegate attention during the seminar.

Organisational Impact

The seminar will allow delegates to interact and gain from shared experiences of others. Carefully selected examples and case studies will be used to illustrate the material being discussed and in particular, emphasis will be given to ensure that the material is appropriate to the organization represented. Each delegate should leave with an awareness and understanding of their roles and responsibilities in the workplace in relation to electrical safety.

Personal Impact

On successful completion of this seminar delegates will be able to:

  • Develop a structured knowledge of different types of faults and their effect
  • A deeper  understanding of what issues arise from AC networks
  • Better understand of what may cause electrical accidents
  • Provide examples of issues that they encounter during their normal working activities and possible solutions

Who Should Attend?

This seminar has been designed for the following delegates: -

  • Engineers, managers and other professionals working in organisations interested in electricity
  • Demand-side management schemes
  • Professionals working in government or regulatory authorities who would like to learn how electrical  load can be controlled to reduce system demand,  costly new generation or transmission and  distribution network reinforcements

Programme Outline

Day 1 - History of Demand-side management

  • What is demand-side management
  • DSM and power quality
  • Causes of energy losses
  • Transmission and distribution loadings
  • Introduction to the smart grid
  • Driving force of DSM
  • Group discussion

Day 2 - The Technology of DSM

  • Review of Day 1
  • Voltage control
  • Cyclo-control
  • Remote/automatic switching
  • Energy efficient equipment
  • Introduction into Electricity storage, hydro, battery etc.
  • Group discussion

Day 3 - The Effects DSM system

  • Review of Day 2
  • DSM in current use
  • The future need and justification for DSM
  • Challenges of implementation of a DSM programme
  • Smart appliances
  • Smart ground source and air source heat pumps
  • The smart meter and the grid frequency response
  • Group discussion

Day 4 - Abnormal Condition on the Electrical Network

  • Review of Day 3
  • Energy saving considerations
  • Motors/Pumps and drive systems
  • No cost or low cost measurers
  • Lighting efficiency with comparisons
  • Energy management activities
  • DSM and good house keeping
  • Group discussion

Day 5 - Distribution Management Systems

  • Review of Day 4
  • Preventative maintenance and DSM
  • Introduction into energy auditing
  • Preliminary auditing
  • Detailed auditing
  • Load levelling, load control and tariff incentives and penalties.
  • Load growth and conservation programmes
  • Group discussion

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