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PEER Fundamentals

GBCI: 0920002436

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Eligible for 6 CE HOURS.
  • 6 CE

  • LU

Program: PEER

Published on: January 15, 2015



PEER, modeled after the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED program for buildings, provides energy professionals with a comprehensive understanding of how to define, assess, and specify sustainable power to buildings. The PEER Fundamentals Course is an opportunity for electricity professionals to explore how microgrid architecture enables utilities, regulators, consumers, and the private sector to work together to accelerate electricity system investment and improvement, and learn how to maximize smart grid benefits for consumers and stakeholders alike.

To complete this course, click the title of each of the included sessions below and click the PLAY icon. Then, return to this page to take the quiz. Once you have passed the quiz, you will have access to a PDF certificate of completion.

Please note the course mentions being able to become a PEER Associate, which is not currently available. We are developing a series of PEER courses which you can always find here.

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  1. Understand how PEER can be used as a framework for designing an electricity system that is more consumer responsive, cost effective, reliable, environmentally sustainable, energy efficient, and resilient
  2. Identify PEER program objectives, design elements, performance criteria, processes, and tools for the four categories of power system performance
  3. Understand how to strengthen the business case for investment based on verifiable savings, new revenue streams, and improved customer engagement
  4. Identify different types of electricity systems and the opportunities associated with a microgrid approach
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Green Business Certification Inc.
Washington, DC
United States
U.S. Green Building Council
Washington, DC
United States

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Included sessions

PEER Fundamentals
1: Course Primer

PEER Fundamentals
5: Enabling Customer Action

PEER Fundamentals
2: Energy Efficiency and Environment

PEER Fundamentals
6: Course Conclusion

PEER Fundamentals
3: Reliability, Power Quality and Safety

PEER Fundamentals
4: Operational Effectiveness