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Advanced PEER Curriculum
PEER 311 – PEER Energy Analysis for Campus Projects

GBCI: 0920008288

This course covers the PEER Energy Analysis Tool (formerly known as the PEER Microgrid 8760 Tool), which supports the PEER Assessment process, project improvement planning, project conceptual design, and project certification.
Eligible for 2 CE HOURS.
  • 2 CE

Rating system: v1 - PEER v1.1

Published on: July 12, 2016

Average: 4 (3 votes)


Utilize the PEER Energy Analysis Tool to explore islanding concepts, assess local distributed resources and identify the value produced by leveraging islanding capability for price response, alternate rates, and grid service. Learn to analyze different improvement strategies by adding and removing local assets, adjusting the size of assets, changing the asset dispatch prices, changing the target maximum project demand, and shifting between flat rate, time of use rate, and real time price rate. Develop informative graphics for characterizing projects with and without distributed capabilities.

Note that if you upgrade to take the Advanced PEER Curriculum, which adds the PEER 301 – PEER Assessment Process, you will be better positioned to leverage PEER to perform a sustainable energy assessment, and you will be eligible to receive up to two hours of coaching from a PEER technical expert to answer any questions you may have about the courses or your project.


  1. Describe how the PEER Energy Analysis process fits into the PEER Program
  2. Model rate structures for projects including supplier charges for energy, demand, standby, capacity, and distribution
  3. Estimate the value of the project’s current distributed generation capabilities and rate structure
  4. Simulate various islanding concepts leveraging distributed resources including generation, storage, and demand response
  5. Determine the return on investment for combinations of distributed resources under different operating strategies


This course is a part of the following series:
Advanced PEER Curriculum

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Green Business Certification Inc.
Washington, DC
United States


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PEER Program U.S. Green Building Council

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PEER Education Lead U.S. Green Building Council
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PEER 301 – PEER Assessment Process

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PEER 311 – PEER Energy Analysis for Campus Projects

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Principal / Senior Sustainability Wizard, TLC Engineering for Architecture
Pro Reviewer

Truly an Advanced level course that fulfills its stated learning objectives. Users must have established and previous knowledge of the fundamentals of combined heat and power (CHP), demand response (DR), renewable generation, and energy storage technologies and have some experience in how these systems operate to meet user energy demands and load profiles. This course is heavily weighted on the economic analysis of these system choices and how design decisions are made to take advantage of existing capability and possible rate structures. There is also discussion on how to achieve "islanding" as a resilience strategy to cope with loss of grid service for extended outages.

The video on demand modular delivery is very helpful and user friendly - however, and this is the one thing that keeps me from rating the course a full five stars - the course material is so dense and technical, that the user will undoubtedly feel compelled to sit through the entire two hours non-stop in order to retain enough comprehension to pass the very well structured homework assignment and quiz.

Senior Vice President, WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff
Pro Reviewer

This course is listed as advanced and it is meant for experienced energy professionals. Students should already understand Real Time Pricing and Time of Day Billing rates, CoGeneration, etc. The course covers the PEER MicroGrid 8760 Analysis Tool for hourly simulation and payback analysis. The course moves very quickly.

Director of Sustainability, Northwell Health
Pro Reviewer

This is a very well done presentation. There is an incredible amount of information offered during the course and is on target to the level of user that this course is designed for. Highly recommended to anyone considering the PEER system and to those who don't think they are but are apt to be persuaded based on this content

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