Business Energy Professional Training
Monday, October 17 - Friday, October 21, 2016
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. each day
Prepare and test for a recognized certification as a Business Energy Professional (BEP) from the Association of Energy Engineers.
APS Solutions for Business and the Arizona Chapter of the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) are offering this five-day training event as part of our Energy Efficiency Technical Training series. During this course, participants will prepare for and take the BEP certification test.
In preparation for the BEP examination, this course will cover:
- The decision-making side of energy management and understanding the complete picture when posed with energy related situations
- How to be more effective at justifying and presenting energy projects
- The latest in energy management techniques
- How to effectively benchmark, interpret and forecast energy usage to use as a starting point for future success
- The latest in energy accounting and reporting.
- What to expect from a Measurement and Verification (M&V) study
- Information technology and metering techniques that help you understand how to leverage these methods for energy management
- Fuel procurement options and what is needed to be successful at it
- Point of Use concept to identify when using another fuel would be more economical
The exam will be administered on the last day, Friday, October 21st.
Registration: 7:30 a.m.
Program: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. daily
Hyatt Regency Phoenix
122 North Second Street
Phoenix, AZ 85004
Parking: Self-parking available at Regency Garage across the street (south side on Adams Street). You will receive a parking validation ticket each day.
$3,000 general public
50% discount for APS commercial customers and Trade Allies
(Includes breakfast and lunch daily)
Please note: Invoicing is only available to APS governmental customers or by pre-approval. All unapproved invoice requests will be considered unpaid, and the registration will be void. Please make checks payable to AEE.
In order to be successful, it is very important for you to do two things:
1. Bring sticky notes or other materials to tab the workbook you’ll receive.
2. Purchase a scientific calculator (a business calculator is OK but they do not know hierarchy; for example, they do not do multiplication before addition or subtraction). You need to get it now and practice. You will be doing problems on the first day right out of the gate. A good calculator is available in the $15 -20 (TI 30, 30x, 35, 35x) range. You do not need to go out and buy an $80+ TI80/81/85 for the course. Small desk calculators and phone calculators will not be effective and are not recommended.
Mark Roche C.E.M., B.E.P., C.D.S.M., C.E.P., C.E.A., is currently the Manager of Regulatory Rates covering DSM and Storm Hardening for Tampa Electric Company. He has 29 years of experience in Nuclear and Fossil Fuel Power Generation, Energy Delivery, Energy Management, Utility Marketing, Customer Service and Regulatory Activities. Mark served in the US Navy for 12 years onboard two submarines in their Reactor Control Divisions and also was a Mathematics Instructor at the Naval Nuclear Power School. Since 1997, he has served in several leadership roles with two investor owned electric utilities. He has direct experience in leading electric utility teams covering: Energy Management, Load Management, Distribution Power Quality, Field Operations, Distribution Control Center Operations, Meter Department Operations, Grid Management, Service Delivery, Revenue Assurance and Regulatory.
Mark has a bachelor's degree from Thomas Edison State College and a master's degree from Colorado State University.
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Program funded by APS customers and approved by the Arizona Corporation Commission.